what I do

I plan and organize events, especially hackathons.
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I develop strategies for communications and outreach.
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I design, set up and content-manage websites.
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I write copy for web, social media and advertising in German and English.
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I’m involved in the Open Knowledge and Wikimedia community in Austria. As a volunteer as well as a freelancer, I manage projects, coordinate events and connect to a network of stakeholders and experts. I am among the organizers of the Netzpolitischer Abend Austria (netzpAT).

 

I graduated with a degree in archaeology from the University of Vienna, worked at prehistoric excavations and in museum education for six years. I have traded my shovel for a notebook, but I still believe that by researching our predecessors’ ways of life, we’ll also gain new insights into today’s issues.

 

 

 

some of my awesome projects and great clients

and the part I contributed

VALiD - Visual Analytics in Data-driven Journalism

VALiD - Visual Analytics in Data-driven Journalism

Research project that investigates and develops the field of data-driven journalism
Client: Open Knowledge Austria
Work: Dissemination | outreach strategy | event design for a series of workshops for data journalists
2015-2018

Wikidata Community Austria

Wikidata Community Austria

Building the Austrian Wikidata community
Client: Wikimedia Austria
Work: outreach strategy | event design, event management & hosting
since 2017

Maps Marker Pro

Maps Marker Pro

A WordPress mapping plugin
Client: Maps Marker EU
Work: outreach strategy | copy writing
since 2015

MediaWiki Hackathon Documentation

MediaWiki Hackathon Documentation

Client: Wikimedia Foundation
Work: improved documentation for organizers of technical events
2017

Wikimedia Hackathon Vienna

Wikimedia Hackathon Vienna

International conference for software developers
Client: Wikimedia Austria
Work: sponsoring & grants | event design: mentoring-program | outreach | community-building | pre-hackathons
2016-2017

Jugend hackt

Jugend hackt

International open coding community for young adults
Client: Open Commons Linz
Work: event management | outreach
since 2014

Gute Taten für gute Daten

Gute Taten für gute Daten

Project to further the publication and use of open data
Client: Open Knowledge Austria
Work: project design & management | sponsoring & grants | outreach
2015-2016

Wisskomm

Wisskomm

Science communication hackathon with social media technology
Client: Vienna University of Technology
Work: event design | project management | outreach
2015

Open Data Portal Austria

Open Data Portal Austria


Client: Open Data Portal Austria
Work: stakeholder management | outreach | event design
2014-2017

Do you have an awesome project that you could use some help with?
I’m available for freelance work and I’d love it if you’d get in touch!

 

mail@sonjafischbauer.com

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