name: "Colin Carter",
from: "Basel, Switzerland",
education: "Master of Law, MLaw",
university: "University of Basel"
languages: ["German", "English", "French"]
Designing interfaces between law and IT. Creating
powerful software and web experiences. Thinking about the future
of law, artificial intelligence, UX and digitalisation.
Webdeveloper and Lawyer = Legal Engineer.
My interest in computer science has been with me since my childhood, when I built my first computer myself. After my federal Matura, it was clear to me that computer science would continue to be an inspiring field for me. So I studied physics and computer science in my first year at the University of Basel, but then realised that my heart ultimately beat more for jurisprudence and legal-technical problem solving and less for purely scientific, mathematical applications. I therefore began my studies at the Law Faculty of the University of Basel. However, it was clear to me that I wanted to incorporate my interest in computer science into my legal career. So I continued to work as a freelance web designer and web developer, educated myself with various online courses and extracurricular courses at the university and soon got a job as a web administrator at the physics department of the University of Basel for the Swiss Nanoscience Institute. Besides my studies, I ran a web agency (weblify.ch) as a full-stack developer until summer 2020.
I also developed numerous personal projects, including apps and web apps, which immersed me deeply in issues of data protection law and internet law. Thus, already during my studies, I dealt with concepts such as Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default from both a theoretical and a practical point of view and combined my legal knowledge with my developer skills. I love working on personal side projects, whenever I can find time for it. Some of my bigger projects are listed below.
An end-to-end encrypted photo library with embedded AI running on the client for automatic image classification.
A collection of useful information and tools for legal work.
An anonymous social network for students. Users were able to post pictures, videos and texts within a radius of 10-15km around the the selected university.
An app for loyalty passes (virtual stamp cards), with which loyal customers could be rewarded and a direct communication communication channel between customers and the company.