Michael is a developer and data visualization specialist at Mapbox. He is also the lead developer behind Prose.io, a visual interface for managing content on GitHub.

Michael is committed to the idea of open digital publishing by considering content as data and separating it from presentation. Together with an international team of volunteers he is developing Substance, an open source platform for collaborative composition and publication of digital documents on the web.

He used to work at Quasipartikel, an office-sharing project he formed with his friends in Linz. Michael received his master’s degree in software engineering from Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. He enjoys listening to electronic music, playing outdoor and eating cookies.