since 1996, i have been part of the team that is developing the student and exam managing system flexnow that is currently used by 15 universities in germany. flexnow was initiated by prof. dr. elmar sinz, the chair of information systems, especially system development and databases at bamberg university. in 2015, institut für hochschulsoftware bamberg eg was founded and since then, has been continuing the development of flexnow.

flexnow consists of several windows and web applications that are programmed in c# and java/javascript.

despite being a senior software architect, my tasks here still cover all aspects of software engineering: process & requirement analysis, basic conception, architecture & software design, data modelling, programming, testing, maintenance, bug-fixing, customer support & customer training.

additionally, i have worked on several freelance and personal projects developing windows and mac applications.


mostly, i use wordpress for building websites. depending on the customers wishes and the budget i either build custom themes and plugins from scratch, use multi purpose theme builders like avada or just customize a selected theme that mostly fits the requirements.



patrik budenz photography

online portfolio of my professional photography

designed by me

wordpress with custom made responsive theme
custom build full screen image gallery that works horizontally and vertically
php, javascript, jquery, scss, css animations


birte zellentin fotografie

online portfolio of the photographer birte zellentin

layout by birte zellentin

customized multi purpose theme sea
custom css and javascript
lightbox gallery


michael wolf fotografie

online portfolio of the architecture and interieur photographer michael wolf

designed by me

singlepage website
customized multi purpose theme kalium
custom css and javascript
lightbox gallery


cosin scientific software

given design

custom build wordpress theme
multiple customer support forms
jquery, javascript, php

redesign is currently in progress


neue schule für fotografie berlin

photography academy in berlin

given design

custom build wordpress theme
online application for public workshops
custom made intranet with news board, event calendar, booking system for studios, labs and equipment
jquery, javascript, php, cakephp


zahnarzt dr. kern

online portfolio of the dentist dr. philip kern

designed by me

customized multi purpose theme betheme
custom css and javascript
job application form


since 2010, i am developing ios apps for iphone and ipad. until 2014 i was working on several apps for children, like child books and a paint book, together with necdet tiglioglu of ghostwriters entertainment gmbh. some of these apps had been commissioned works by a publishing company.

we also created the game „get twisted“ which brought the idea of the famous twister game to the ipad – played by up to four players on one ipad, but with fingers instead of hands and feet.

in 2015 i published the minimalistic endless-flyer „escape the void“. in this game players must navigate past fast approaching barriers by rotating and tilting their device, which required both, fast reactions and sensitiveness. currently escape the void is not available on the appstore, but some reviews can still be found on appadvice.

i am planing to re-release an expanded version in the future


since graduating from neue schule für fotografie berlin in 2009, i work as a freelance photographer doing primarily documentary photography.

my series „post mortem“ was awarded with the new york photo award 2009.

i have published two books,  quæstiones medico-legales – hinter den kulissen der rechtsmedizin (2011) and post mortem (2013/2015), both at peperoni books, berlin.

my photos have been presented in many exhibitions in germany and internationally and have been published in magazines and websites like süddeutsche zeitung, the guardian, spiegel online, frankfurter allgemeine sonntagszeitung, zeit wissen, stern crime,,, feature shoot, intro, yvi magazine, nitro and others.

please visit my website for more information on my professional photography.

having been able to travel to more than 50 countries, i have also photographed tens of thousands images while on the road. so i decided to start the travel photo blog


c# | objective c | c++

html 5.0 | css/scss | php | javascript | dynamic html | jquery | gsap | ajax

sql | oracle | postgres | informix | maxdb | mysql

wordpress | custom themes | content management | blogs

macos | windows | ios | qts

digital & analogue photography

photoshop | lightroom | indesign | photoshop scripting

digital photo retouching

analogue darkroom | b&w film development | b&w and color prints


patrik budenz

born in 1971

from 1992, i studied information systems at bamberg university (germany). already as a student, i started working as a software developer for the flexnow project at bamberg university in 1995. after graduating in 1998, i continued to work for flexnow which was transformed into the institut für hochschulsoftware bamberg eg in 2015.

since the late 1980s until today, i have been also working as a freelance software developer on multiple software and web projects and several ios apps.

from 2007 to 2009, i studied photography at the neue schule für fotografie berlin and since then, i am additionally working as a freelance photographer.


patrik budenz
christburger str. 28
10405 berlin


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