Alper Cugun

Alper Cugun

Chief Technologist, Hubbub


Alper Çuğun M.Sc. (1981, Amsterdam) is an engineer, designer and publicist active at the intersection of technology and media. His main interest is using play and systems to help people to organize and express themselves in novel ways.

Alper graduated with an Master of Sciences in Media and Knowledge Engineering ( from Delft University of Technology ( with a minor in Management of Technology. His graduation included research and development of online communities of practice for enterprise software solutions. After that he self-educated in experience design and became active in the Dutch digital design community.

From 2007-2010 he was founder and the public face of crowd-funding startup TipiT. After that he founded the first Dutch data visualization agency Monster Swell ( and became an activist in the open data movement. During this period he was program director of Hack de Overheid’s ( successful event series which culminated in the creation of theOpen State Foundation ( an organization with the mission to open data at a European scale.

From 2010 up until now he is the chief technologist of Dutch studio for games and play Hubbub ( where he’s a partner since 2013. Alper moved to Berlin in 2012 to found the German Hubbub office and pursue opportunities in Europe’s booming technology and startup hub.


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