My name is Tori, and I am an American living in Berlin, Germany. This blog has changed a bit since I first made it. Originally, it was meant to be a record of my experience doing a Fulbright year in Fulda, Germany from 2013 - 2014 (you can read blog posts specific to this experience here). But a lot has happened since then: I moved to Berlin for a job, then got a master’s degree here, and am now working again (and I got married…).

So what is this blog now? It doesn’t really have a theme or a specific purpose. Anymore I mostly use it as a place to muse about my experiences living in Germany as a foreigner. Sometimes I also use it to talk about technology-related topics, since that’s the field I work in. This blog is not meant to serve any professional purpose, so if you’ve come here looking for hot takes on Open Data, you’ll sadly be disappointed. For a more professional side to my blogging, I’d recommend you browse through the homepage for the Ideation & Prototyping Lab at the Technologiestiftung Berlin, where I currently work.

I don’t post here often, since I don’t have a general personal commitment to blogging. If you want to hear my thoughts on a more regular basis, I highly recommend following me on Twitter, where I am quite active. There you’ll find a good mix of my personal and professional thoughts and activities.

Otherwise, please enjoy browsing this site, and should you have any questions or think that I might be able to be helpful to you in some way, please feel free to reach out to me.