I study Software Engineering & Internet Computing and Innovation and work as a Software Developer in Vienna, Europe.

Photo of Florian Eckerstorfer

You can find me at numerous social networks and web services, including Twitter, Pinboard, Instagram and Last.fm. You can find code I write on Github, Packagist, NPM and RubyGems. I also like to take photos and love to travel.

You can also send me an email (GPG Key).

Biography

I was born and raised in Linz, Austria and graduated from HLW für Kommunikations- und Mediendesign, which included an education in Econimics as well as in communication and media design. After school I moved to Vienna to study Software & Information Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology. In July 2011 I received my bachelors degree and started my Masters in Software Engineering & Internet Computing. In March 2012 I also began working on a supplement curriculum in Innovation, which I received in March 2014. I finsished my Masters studies in January 2018 by writing my thesis on Machine Learning Approach for Web Ranking Identification based on Visual Features.

When I was a child I made magazines with friends and sold them to family members. When the Internet became a thing I moved my creative endeavors into the digital space. I tought myself the required design and programming skills and started making websites about stuff I like. After some years of freelancing while in school I started my first serious job at 2beFOUND in Vienna to build web sites and applications. Nowadays I create applications that collect, analyze and move around large amounts of data. In April 2016 I joined the startup Kiweno in Vienna as a full time Frontend Developer. Since January 2017 I am working full time at Swell as Frontend & Mobile App Developer.

I never stopped creating websites and applications about stuff I am passionate about. For multiple years I ran a weblog called Web Adventures and I constantly do new, small projects.

About this site

I use Sculpin, Sass and Gulp to build this page and write most content in Markdown. Additionally I use some libraries, including Bourbon, Neat, Highlight.js and Picturefill. Nginx serves this website (if you use a modern browser it will use SPDY). Hosted at DigitalOcean.