Hi, I’m fin!

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:

fin @ fin . io

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Journalism

Data Journalist @ derStandard.at

Since February 2014, I've been 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 Vienna

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.

OnOn.at

A future of news playground, active through 2013, based on Luminous Flux

Great work w/ Gerald Gartner, Michaela Wein, Andreas Sator, Bernhard Schinwald, Katharina Lehner and Catharina Felke

Luminous Flux

A prototype format for long-running / developing stories, showing users exactly what changed since they last checked issue pages, developed w/ (and designed by) c3o

Developed in 2012, currently paused

Activism

Forum Informationsfreiheit

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.

Court Cases

As part of my FOI activism, I have sued for information when denied to me.
I have won the single case that has been decided so far - regarding Eurofighter countertrades.

FragDen​Staat.at

A Freedom of Information portal for Austria, based on FragDenStaat.de, which makes it easy for citizens to enforce their (very limited) right to information. Over 140 requests in its first year, and growing.

Games

Play:​Vienna

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!

Journey to the End of the Night

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:

MJAM

technical cofounder; jan '08 - dec '09

internet food ordering startup w/ quality control and a great user interface

metalab

administration, events

220 sqm hackerspace / innovation center / project space in central vienna

hackerspaces

evangelist & firefighter

connecting & promoting hackerspaces worldwide

UxCamp 2010

co-organizer

BarCamp style event centered on interaction design & usability.

SYZYGRYD

volunteer; bm2010 build

not actually a small thing.

Elsewhere:     flickr github twitter