Mr Wolfgang Pempe
Professional Title: IT Specialist/IT Architect
Other: Federation Operator
Primary domain: AAI
Organization name: DFN
Organization type: Academia/Research
City / Country: - Germany
Being a so-called Digital Humanist, I did my M.A. in Ancient Near Eastern Studies / Assyriology, Egyptology and History of Religion in Tuebingen while specialising in text processing and markup (SGML, in those days), data conversion etc. After working as an e-publishing expert at a publishing service provider, together with a colleague from the Tuebingen computing centre, I started an IT business which over the years became a mere after work activity and which I only recently managed to shut down. Before changing to DFN, I served in the R&D department of the Goettingen State and University Library, acting as work package leader in DARIAH (preparation phase) and later as technical coordinator of the TextGrid project. That's why I still feel connected to research infrastructures like CLARIN or DARIAH and their specific needs.