elkement - Elke Stangl
Hacker and Science Officer.
Small business owner since 2005.
Development of simulations and data analysis software for ice storage heat pump systems, since 2011.
Cyber security since 2002: Design, implementation, and troubleshooting of Public Key Infrastructures.
IT support, consulting, management since 1997.
R&D - applied physics, materials science (1990s): Lasers, superconductors, steel.
Experimental Physics: MSc, PhD. Sustainable Energy Systems: MSc.
Science blogger, lecturer, trainer.
Internet Artist. Subversive El(k)ement.
I am a happy dinosaur. (2018-11-18)
Disjointed pieces. At some point in your life your stories should speak for themselves.
I am learning to pentest! (2018-08-27)
What I have being up to - in the past quarter: As a long-term defender I wanted to learn a bit about actually hacking something - and I got sucked into the best black-hole ever! Playing and learning - combined in the best possible way!
Travelling Like Spam Poetry (2015-08-01)
How spam poetry actually started - doing it in real-live instead of writing it. In 2005 The Chief Engineer and I visited more than 100 villages whose names started with letter Z. This trip finally became our company's Founding Myth.
Being Creative with What Is Available (2014-11-27)
Build something from anything and to use whatever tool is at hand! Refers to anything we ever did or built - in the physics lab, as software developers, on designing the heat pump system.
Trading in IT Security for Heat Pumps? Seriously? (2013-01-22)
Personal essay on career transitions - PKI and heat pumps.
The Dark Side Was Strong in Me (2012-11-26)
From academia to IT.