Peter Grassberger

Web Development, Digital Politics and Media, Participation, Pirate.
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My name is Peter Grassberger, I currently live and work in Graz, Austria. I'm interested in technology and (net-)politics and how it shapes our way of thinking. I work as a Web Developer and am an active member of the Pirate Party of Austria.

I was born in Vienna in 1990, and grew up in Epe, Netherlands and Klagenfurt, Austria. I graduated from high school in 2009 and fulfilled my civilian service at the Austrian Red Cross. From 2009 to 2012 I studied Mediatechnology and Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree. Since my internship in 2012 I've been working at websafari GmbH & Co KG on some really challenging web projects, they are now based in Vienna.

I've been a member of the Pirate Party since it was created back in 2006 following the Pirate Bay raid, but after the success of the Berlin state election in 2011 I started to be more active. Since 2013 I'm on the executive board of the Pirate Party of Austria and I was a candidate for the Carinthian state election in 2013, the Austrian Students' Association election 2013, the general election 2013 and the European election 2014.

Peter Grassberger working coding iMac coworkingspace rettungsboot klagenfurt

Education & Career

Study Software Development and Business Management

10/2014 – now Graz University of Technology

After I moved to Graz in 2014 I started my master study at the TU Graz. You can check my progress on this site:

  • University of Klagenfurt

    10/2012 - 07/2013

Executive Board Member

02/2013 – now Pirate Party of Austria

After the success of the Berlin state election in 2011 I wanted to be more active in politics and started out helping to build up the Carinthian Pirate Party. The topics I'm most involved with are netpoltics and online decision making (LiquidFeedback). Since 2013 I'm on the executive board doing administrative tasks around party members, finance and IT infrastructure. At the beginning of 2014 I was a part of the effort to respond to the copyright consultation.

  • Candidate European election

  • Candidate general election

  • Candidate Austrian Students' Association

  • Candidate Carinthian state election


Part-time employed Web Development

10/2012 – 07/2014 websafari GmbH & Co KG

I started out learning how to create Typo3 based websites at websafari, but soon I got more into developing custom made webapps with backbone.js and API backend. The company has gone through a lot of transitions in little time, the team became more international with English as working language, it also adopted Scrum and a git based workflow. I have been working on the panorama webapp Circum first for websafari then for Erfindler GmbH. Circum is an html/javascript panorama viewer for the Browser but it is more like a new kind of website that allows for a more emerging experience.

Study Mediatechnology and Design

09/2009 – 09/2012 University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg

In my study I focused on Game & Web Development as you can tell from the projects The Legend of Ethos and rausch::abstand. In Hagenberg I did not only learn to code in Java and C++ but I also got to know the whole media creation pipeline for all kinds of projects. My Bachelor's thesis was about the creation of an artificial intelligence for an Asteroids game.

  • Internship Web Development

    03/2012 – 07/2012
  • Freelancing Web Development

    04/2011 – 10/2011
  • Tutor Algorithms and Data Structures

    03/2011 – 07/2011

Meet me

I spend most of my time in and around Graz, but from time to time you can also find me in Vienna or Klagenfurt. Contact me if you want to meet and talk about a project or whatever is on your mind. Here is a list of events I have been attending or will attend, so that you get an idea where you might meet me.