As mentioned, I'm a Software Engineer, specialized in applied research,
with a focus on Web Science. My interests include Web Architectures,
Data Integration, Social Semantic Web and Linked Data. Besides writing
scientific publications and present that work in conference, really my
goal has always been to bring the technology a step further. Now I'm
trying to bring the results to the market as co-founder of
an Austrian startup in the Linked Data and Semantic Technologies
I've worked at some of the finest applied research institutes in Europe:
more than six years as research assistant at CTIC
(Spain), visiting DERI (Ireland) in 2008,
and as a Senior Researcher at Salzburg
Research in Austria since 2012. Contributing in this time as expert
in numerous large-scale European research projects and standardization
bodies such as the W3C.
Since my time in college, I have always been passionate about open software
technologies, free software or open source, the way you prefer to call it.
Long gone are the days of AsturLiNUX
when we wanted to change the world from a modest LUG.
But the spirit remains. So it is no surprise that most of my development
work is available in several open source projects, and especially
at the Apache Software Foundation,
of which I'm Member.
My other passion remains teaching. So whenever I have the chance I love
to organize talks, workshops or meetups to share ideas and simply talk tech.
I have also been sporadically lecturing at universities and other education
centers; currently I'm external lecturer at the
University of Applied Sciences of Salzburg.
Disclaimer: this is my personal website, so all the opinions
expressed here are my own and do not necessarily represent those of
current or past employers.