Behind the scenes
"I design what our users touch – their polyPod on their device – and in turn, that which emotionally touches them" says Arne Petersen. More in the interview.
“I was told polypoly are super cool people doing super cool things“, says Drishti Maharjan. Check out her interview!
From self-built computers, IT disaster management and social impact investment to the founding of polypoly - the polyBlog editorial team talks to Thorsten Dittmar.
Thorsten Dittmar and Mira Mezini spoke at this years Codemotion Spain about privacy.
“polypoly allows me to bridge the gap between technology and creativity,“ says Jennifer Dühnfort, one of the first employees. More in the interview.
“We are like explorers on an expedition to an unknown land,“ says our colleague Nicolas Bourquin. Click here for the interview.
“I work according to trial & error, so you need a high tolerance for frustration“, says developer Richard Stoffels. More in his interview
“Very few companies are trying to do the right thing – polypoly is one of them“, says our colleague Tom Stec. More in his interview.
“Boredom doesn't even come up in my job“ is what our colleague Jessica Lerch told us in the following interview.
“I am filling the cracks“, says our colleague Juan J. Merelo. Check out his interview.
“I am translating the design for the polyPod into software“, says our colleague Maria Teresa Jiménez. Check out her interview.
polyPedia, peanut butter and why he sleeps well at night: our Duke of Data, Stephen Tattum, joined us for an interview.
Sven Ehmann talks to us about telling stories with data and about some aha! moments.
Júlio Santos of Fractal has interviewed Thorsten Dittmar about data portability, data privacy, open data ecosystems and many other subjects. Enjoy!
„For me, the protection of our privacy is essential in order to be able to even assert many of our human rights at all“. We had the pleasure of talking to Jessica Dittmar.
"This can't be happening," you think to yourself as you stare in shock at the hardcore porn video you are featured in. What has happened? You have been the victim of a deep fake.
Today we meet the "Godfather of Coop", Markus Stegfellner, who supports us at polypoly with his experience.
How new business models and "social business" can be united in a cooperative on the basis of digitalisation and why digital cooperatives are quite hip. Probably the coolest model to enter the economy today.
“polypoly is private, secure, and green“, replied our colleague Laird Brown when we asked him to describe polypoly in one sentence. More in our interview.
“To see something great being created of which I can say: Perfect, that's something I can recommend!” is what motivates Lars Eilebrecht in particular. Read more in the interview.
„I like this idea of design as a science“, says our colleague David Miller from the design team. We interviewed him about his work.
In this second part of our series, read how our design team gets to the finished design – it all starts with a blank slate.
Most people associate “design” with terms like “taste” or “style” - in other words, the question of whether they like something, or not as the case may be. However "design“ encompasses so much more.
“I stir all the pots“, says Christian Buggedei, responsible for the polyPod. Click here for our interview with Christian.
“I primarily take care of people, not processes,“ says Felix Dahlke, responsible for technology at polypoly. Click here for the interview.
The uncontrolled collection and storage of data has economic, ecological and social disadvantages. The solution: data sustainability!
GAIA-X, who or what is that? If you answer directly with “Bless you!” or the question “Isn't that a goddess, but why X?”, then you are in the right place here in our blog.
The polyExplorer – See how companies deal with your privacy!
A future where personal data is kept not in the data centres of giant tech monopolies, but with the users themselves.
Decentralising where user data lives reduces the amount of data compromised in a breach and removes the economic reward for attackers.
The digital infrastructure that we currently rely on is not sustainable, whether from an environmental, economic, social or business perspective.
The polypoly Members Club – Our online event for members and everything you need to know about it.
Our privacy is important to us. We protect it with lockable front doors, curtains on our windows and safes for our valuables.
With the first version of the polyPod, we are already able to explore and better understand data flows. But where does all the data actually come from?
Almost there! What exactly though you ask yourself – what is this all about? Nothing less than our polyPod...
The technical heart of polypoly is the polyPod, which we develop with the help of our members at polypoly – the cooperative …
It is time to fight for the recapture of our data. A long and not entirely easy road, but certainly not a hopeless one.
The European Union’s First Data Cooperative Is Now Up And Running. Transparency builds trust. Whether in the clear and forthright manner of conducting
Within the competition of the digital economy, Europe must follow a path that is unique. Only if our digital ecosystem is fundamentally different from …
We want to revolutionise the economic system for data, making it fair and sustainable! Our primary purpose is to put users back in control of their …
Edge computing and the principle of decentralisation that comes with it, is one of the core aspects of the polyPod, making it highly scalable and secure …
Even grandma and grandpa know there’s a problem with data privacy …
The current data economy appears immovable. Data monopolies have been harvesting our personal information and sharing it with anyone who wants a piece …
Upheavals in the digital sphere are changing the world at Mach speed. Our personal information is fueling these changes …
At the heart of polypoly lies the polyPod, an open source technology that you can install on your devices like an app.
Data privacy, security, and sovereignty issues have gained significant attention over recent years …
It’s a cliché of the modern internet data economy to say that if you are not paying for something online, you are the product being sold …
Before we get to the fun bits of describing how to make money with your data. I’ll tell you about my journey that led me to join polypoly to create a new data economy …
Things are totally out of control. We don’t know who has our data, what they have, and with whom they share it, nor for what purpose it is used …
Even big changes start with small steps. Why it is so important that we stand up for our data together - An explanatory video ...
Data creates a digital twin of everybody, a shadow we are not aware of – an explanatory video …
This paper provides a high-level overview of one part of our technical solution: The polyPod. It introduces fundamental aspects, technical decisions …
An economic storm is brewing the likes of which have not been seen for a long time. But even in dark times there are bright spots and so ...