About me

My name is Markus Konrad. I’m located in Berlin. I studied Computer Science. This is what most of this website is about.

I’m working as Data Scientist at the Berlin Social Science Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung – WZB). I help researchers in the fields of Political Sciences, Social Sciences and Economy in terms of data mining, processing, analyses and visualization. From time to time I write about this in a dedicated blog. I give workshops and seminars to these topics, too.

CV can be sent upon request.

About this website

I run my own website since around 2006. It has gone through several reshapings, reconstructions and reincarnations. This is about the fifth version of my website.

I’ve seen and used a lot of different content management systems (CMS) over the last decade. For my own website I also tried out several existing solutions, but all of them annoyed me at a certain point. I used TYPO3, I used pmWiki, and now I’m using no CMS at all — at least not in the traditional sense. I’m currently using jekyll, which is a static website generator written in Ruby.

I’m using several plugins to customize jekyll:

I’m also using thor to run several content generation scripts via terminal.