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:
- related posts
- image tag (see my forked version with additional features here)
- gallery tag (see my forked version with additional features here)
- oembed tag (see my forked version with additional features here)
- RSS generator
- sitemap.xml generator
I’m also using thor to run several content generation scripts via terminal.