Wolfgang D.

Wolfgang D.

FunchalPortugal
88% Job Success

Experienced AI Developer, AI Project Manager and AI Consultant

Hi there! I'm a native German speaker and fluent in English, experienced AI Developer, Project Manager, CTO and Consultant. I am focused right now on Chatbots, LLM fine-tuning, and Chatbot usability and alignment. With a Masters's Degree in Usability and over 15 years of experience, I've helped numerous companies in sales, corporate setup, project management, and product development. I am also an expert in outsourcing software development to Ukraine, India, and the Philippines. 🏆 Results-oriented, extreme ownership, and high-energy professional possessing big stress tolerance 🧘. 💡Strategic consulting, process implementations, and management that provide lasting results. ✔️ Setting up a work environment for remote teams ✔️ Find and hire qualified software developers from Ukraine, the Philippines, and India ✔️ Recruitment (Upwork, LinkedIn, etc) ✔️Agile Project Management (Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall) ✔️ Product Roadmapping ✔️ QA Manual Testing ✔️ Usability ✔️ Client communications AI-SPECIFIC 🤖 GPT 3.5 and 4 + any open source model 🤖Code (Python,LangChain) and no-code solutions 🤖 Botpress, stack-ai.com, Zapier SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 🔧 Jira/Confluence, ClickUp, Asana, MS Office, Google Workspace 🔧 Python, JavaScript, Java, React, Vue (Adv. Junior Dev Level) 🔧 MongoDB, SQL, UX/UI 🔧 Basic DevOps: MS Azure, AWS 🕐 Availability 6am to 8pm GMT+1 📌📌 Serviced 30+ SMEs globally across industries - Achievements include 📌📌 📌 Working with Botpress and stack-ai to develop business automation📌 ✔️ 3 business automation solutions. Lead Generation, Knowledge base chatbots (2023) 📌 Working with Open Source LLMs on AWS Sagemaker Studio and Vast.ai 📌 ✔️ 4 Influencer and Love Bot creations (2023) - last one discontinued 📌 Created chatbots on Telegram and WhatsApp 📌 ✔️Successful launch on Product Hunt. (2023) ✔️ CTO for a blockchain-based environmental startup. (2021 - 2022) Project is on halt. ✔️ Hired, onboarded, and managed 10+ project team members to successfully develop software over 2 years for a German company (2019 - 2021) 💲 500K reductions in staffing cost ✔️ Created & implemented a restaurant delivery booking system with Facebook integration (2020). 💲 50% increase in monthly orders over 1 year ✔️ Created & Implemented POS (Ordering via tablet) sales and inventory system for a Food Franchise. (2018) 💲 20K reduced monthly inventory cost ✔️ Created & handed off Google Sheets inventory tracking for multiple location businesses. (2018) 💲 25K reduced yearly staff expenses and 💲 10K monthly reduced transportation cost ✔️Created Website and setup Ecwid online shop for a high end sports equipment manufacturer (2015) 💲 250K increase of yearly sales ✔️ Created and managed brand and marketing strategy for 3 companies including social media marketing (2008-2019) 💲 75K reduced yearly advertising cost due to the 20/80 principle and focus on 2 marketing channels ✔️ Created a franchise manual and SOPs for an outdoor adventure company (2012-2014) 💲 faster employee onboarding - easy for a manager to run operations - remote checking of KPIs for owner
Rating is 2.9 out of 5.
2.90 Jul 4, 2023 - Jul 23, 2023

"First time we worked through Upwork. A huge disappointment. Wolfgang is overpriced, he can communicate professionally. He did not want and could not properly prove his hourly rate through Upwork. The Timesheet was incomplete and when we asked him for evidence to justify the amount of work he was charging for, he became passive and defensive. We talked to customer service and got a refund. Wolfgang is useful as a consultant, and everything else is unverifiable."

"Yes, I've stopped taking screen captures. The client sent me images and text that could potentially be classified as child pornography, which could result in serious legal issues for me. I also learned the hard way that NSFW and sex chatbots are prohibited on Upwork. You can find more information here: https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/1500007578942-What-kind-of-jobs-aren-t-allowed-on-Upwork- In such instances, Upwork will refund all the funds from the last week to the client. The client received a fully functional and well-documented MVP of a Python/KoboldAI (maybe the client did not like that I use existing code?) chatbot that he initially admired. This was all accomplished in less than 20 working hours, yet he only paid me for a total of one hour."

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Jul 5, 2023 - Jul 11, 2023

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Nov 26, 2021 - May 15, 2023

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5.00 Nov 11, 2021 - Jan 2, 2023
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5.00 Dec 3, 2020 - May 2, 2022
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Dec 20, 2021 - Jan 26, 2022

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5.00 Nov 17, 2021 - Nov 26, 2021
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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Nov 9, 2021 - Nov 10, 2021
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5.00 Oct 25, 2021 - Oct 27, 2021

"Wolfgang is a skilled translator, who takes the time to understand the context of the text. Also he communicates promptly and clarifies doubts leading to a high quality translation. Highly recommended !"

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Feb 4, 2021 - Feb 27, 2021

"Very professional. He has always overdelivered."

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Skills

  • WordPress
  • Marketing Campaign Setup & Implementation
  • Cost Control
  • Webflow
  • Upwork
  • German to English Translation
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Risk Management
  • Leadership Skills
  • German
  • Joomla
  • Project Management Professional
  • JavaScript
  • Human Resources Consulting
  • Jira

Testimonials

Endorsements from past clients

"I hired Wolfgang D. for the development of our Resorts website and social media network. His work is excellent and professional and we highly recommend his services."

Sabine F. | Resort Manager
Tourism
Jul 2020
Verified

"We hired Wolfgang to help us put our business online for an ordering system. Our online presence was active but we did not have a great way to interact with the end customers, specifically for the restaurant. Wolfgang set us up with a great online menu and ordering system which has helped us reach more customers and more importantly, a big increase in direct sales online. Wolfgang is very professional and supported us all the way, outlining the process from beginning to end, and following up multiple times afterwards. "

diggi a. | Kurma Freediving Partner
Facebook food order system setup
Jul 2020
Verified

"We hired Wolfgang Dafert initially to set up our website and e-shop, and then to help with our company’s rebranding effort. They were reliable, flexible, very responsive, and pleasant to work with! A highly recommended professional! "

Kozell W. | Communications Manager
Joomla website and webshop
Jun 2020
Verified

"We have asked Wolfgang for his active support to create an extraordinary, yet minimalist and contemporary brand name. We appreciate his honest, fair and thorough way of approaching our request. Reliability and accuracy, as well as contemporary background knowledge in marketing, were particularly striking to us. We would like to thank him for the cooperation and would be happy to draw on his expertise again at any time. "

Sonja S. | Serial Enterpreneur
Developing a brand name
Jun 2020
Verified

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