Who is Hendrik Schmeer?

After having started a typical self-taught programmer career by trying to make my ideas work, I found myself being passionate about that. Soon I began to work as a freelance-programmer from 2011 onwards.

Because of this, in the following years I took the cance to start an education at the University of Cologne. First stumbling across Media-Informatics with an emphasis on cultural studies, I finally switched over to Geography and Computer Science - both to study in parallel.

I got the hang of looking at maps and navigation since being a sailplane pilot in my youth, later on by being addicted to cyling, freeclimbing and mountaineering. Surely this gave me a momentum towards Geography. But Geography is much more than putting things on a map. There're a lot of phenomena between sky, earth and civilisation, that geographers can put into context.


London - sugaronline.com

News and market data on international sugar trade and production.
Support, maintenance and revision of the online platform.
Since 2011.

HPV Gebrauchtradliste


Complete reprogramming of a second-hand bike platform for the Human Powered Vehicles association (HPV e.V. Germany). The user interface makes massive use of Javascript to provide better visual searchability, while being fully accessible for users not allowing Javascript. The application is built on top of Joomla.
Finished in 2013.

Digital Humanities Registry

DARIAH-EU, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Universität zu Köln, Karl Franzens Universität Graz, GWD-Göttingen, CLARIAH-NL, KNAW
Course Registry
Project Registry

While the DH-Courseregistry started out in 2014, it initially aimed to provide a Dutch/Flemish overview only. Being designed to be a "selfmaintaining" online database, it soon became scaled up to European level. The DH-Projectregistry was to follow up in 2015, based on the previous work and as a Dutch overview again.
Since 2014.

Terrain Vague

Cologne - terrainvague.de

Project presentation:
"Ästhetik und Poetik urbaner Zwischenräume in der französischen Moderne"
DFG-project at the Romanic Institute, University of Cologne. Consulting and development of a datenschema for presentation, building a webseite based on Drupal.
Graphical Design: Caroline Doyé.
2014 - 2016.

IANUS Research Data Center

Köln, Berlin, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut - ianus-fdz.de

2013 - 2014: Evaluation of the long-term archival software suite DA-NRW, built at HKI, University of Cologne for IANUS.
Since 2014: Conceptualizing, prototyping and building the data center website and metadata schema for archaeological research data collections.

Please send me a letter:

Hendrik Schmeer
Wormser Str. 23
50677 Köln

+49 15 77 40 90 678