Silvan Hagen - Digital & WordPress Consultant

About me

Ohh you made it to the about page. Writing about yourself, not that easy. So let’s get to it. I’m a Swiss entrepreneur, digital consultant, web developer and former web-agency owner. If you are interested in my professional qualifications, check out my LinkedIn profile.

The things that drive me in life

Technology

I built my first website in 2001, when I was still in school. I was hooked and went on to become a web developer, freelancer and an agency founder. Together with my former partners at required, we built Freshjobs, the job board for the Swiss web industry.

Last time I counted, I helped build and ship over 200 web projects, ranging from simple business sites to ecommerce solutions to enterprise grade portals. I’m interested in how technology shapes society and love switching from a macro view on details to a bird’s-eye view to see the bigger picture in order to help businesses succeed.

Web development

As a web developer my passion is to build easy to use solutions and I long understood that the data model is almost never the mental model our users follow. My tools of choice are PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, WordPress and a bit of Python.

Gardening

In recent years I picked up gardening as a hobby and I’m especially interested in growing my own food. Watching plants grow made me become more patient and balanced in life. Nevertheless the entrepreneurial spirit led me to start experimenting and building my own gardening products. My journey into gardening and the products I’m working on will become available on Dein Garten (in German).