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