but some people insist on calling me Markus Hametner. (that’s okay too)
I am a hacker/journalist, transparency activist, urban games enthusiast and a practitioner of recreational logistics.
Want to get in touch? Email is easiest and quickest:
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AT: ☏ +43 699 17 426 346
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Since August 2017, I've been part of the Data Journalism team.
From February 2014 to July 2017, I was part of the Data & Interactive team, working both on own stories and helping other journalists present their data.
Significant work include development of the organization's first long-read story, a data story on parliamentary petitions and their effectiveness and waaay too many maps.
Hacks/Hackers is a global group of communities who bring together journalists (hacks) and hackers to talk about future of news and data journalism and stuff. The Vienna Chapter, which I co-founded, has been meeting since 2011.
A future of news playground, active through 2013, based on Luminous Flux
The Right to Information situation in Austria is beyond terrible. This NGO I've co-founded aims to fix it. We have brought the topic back on the political agenda and are staying on the case, but are also suing for information when sensible.
As part of my FOI activism, I have sued for information when denied to me.
I have won multiple cases, for example one regarding Eurofighter offset deals.
A festival for urban games and a games collective. Full-blown festivals were held in 2012 and 2013, a small version was run in 2014.
Possibly the smallest-budget festival you can imagine, but if you have funding ideas, talk to me!
A street game, developed by friends in San Francisco and brought to mainland europe by viennese friends and I in 2009. Multiple games followed in Vienna (annualishly), Berlin, and Austin, TX.
I'm also currently working on my Master's thesis for my Computer Science (CS and Media) degree at Vienna UT.
There are some more things I've done/helped with/been involved with which might also be worth mentioning:
technical cofounder; jan '08 - dec '09
internet food ordering startup w/ quality control and a great user interface
220 sqm hackerspace / innovation center / project space in central vienna
evangelist & firefighter
connecting & promoting hackerspaces worldwide
BarCamp style event centered on interaction design & usability.
volunteer; bm2010 build
not a small thing.