Hi, I’m Karl!
I was born in 🇿🇦, moved to 🇩🇪, live in 🏴 and study in 🏴.
My main focus currently is on completing my degree (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics BSc) at Aberystwyth University Wales, of which I am now in my final year.
Past: I started making online businesses at age fourteen, and since then I’ve been involved in a number of startups with some minor successes – including web design, virtual services marketplaces, an eco-friendly marketplace and online watch retail. When I was fifteen, I was selected to be the youngest brand ambassador for Europe’s biggest business conference (The Business Show) to that date. Since then, I’ve trained NHS staff on digital marketing, given a seminar speech at The Business Show, and been interviewed in a magazine and newspaper.
Present: Recently I started to take on a much more skeptical view of how we use technology in this day and age, and how the data that is collected on us on a daily basis could result in large, undesirable societal repercussions. As a result of this, I left social media, started hosting my own services (e.g. cloud storage, VPN), and moved towards using only FOSS (Free Open Source Software), a goal to which I am now very close.
Future: In the future I would like to work on FOSS projects, and advocate for data rights. I’d also like to work on educating the public on the dangers of the current state of technology, and what can be done to fix this, both on a personal and societal scale.
If you’re interested in working with me or have any questions, please feel free to contact me.