New project: Hier Baut Berlin

 The logo of Hier Baut Berlin, a berlin bear with a construction hat, in front of the berlin map

A couple of years ago I was lucky to be in the first round of the Prototype Fund and was able to build SignDict. A German sign language dictionary that now has around 88,500 unique visitors a month and is one of the leading sign dictionaries in Germany.

I couldn’t believe my luck when I got accepted to the 9th round with another project. Starting this month I will be working on a project called Hier Baut Berlin while being paid by the German government.

So, what does it do? It will help you see what the city of Berlin is doing in your local neighborhood. After you opened the site and specified a location, it will show you all construction projects and other things that the city has planned or is building in your area at the moment. Additionally, you can also subscribe to that neighborhood and will be notified via email when new entries have been added.

From now on, I will post progress reports every two weeks on the blog at

If you want you can also follow all updates on Twitter or GitHub.

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Bodo Tasche
Polyglot Developer

I am a freelance polyglot developer and love HTML5, testing, JavaScript, Ruby and Elixir. In the last 20 years I have been in lots of different roles, from Java to Elixir, from backend developer at a 3 people team in an early phase startup to the CTO of a web agency. Some of my work can be seen on my projects page.

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