Ira Diethelm

In one sentence: What motivates you?

“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.” (Edison)

In two sentences: In your opinion, why do diversity and digitalization belong together?

Digitalization is the reason for media convergence—the loss of borders between the media and the disappearance of borders in communication. Therefore, digitalization is the best chance we have today to live and work together in a diverse world.

In three sentences: Do you have a role model? If yes, who and why?

I am still grateful for the support of my childhood friend’s mom from next door. She was a single mom and also one of my primary school teachers. She had a strong mind, did not care about the opinion of others, and she encouraged me to move up to grammar school and go to university afterwards.

Your tip for newcomers and young talent:

Stay curious. Never give up. “Not done yet” does not mean “impossible”.

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A book that changed your life:

Peter Hubwieser’s Didaktik der Informatik

What is your goal for 2019?

Better work-life-balance