As mentioned, I'm a Software engineer, specialized in applied research,
with a focus on Data Architectures. My interests include Distributed
Architectures, Data Integration, Social Semantic Web and Linked Data.
I've worked as software engineer and project manager in different
industries, but always very closed to science. Because I strongly believe
that innovation can be achieved by equally using research and engineering.
Therefore all my scientic contribution have always followed the principle
of being actionable by openly providing the software. For really taking that
to the next step, now I'm trying to bring some of those results to the market
as co-founder of Redlink,
an Austrian startup in Semantic Technologies space.
In the past 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.