👋 Hi, my name is Alexander and I am glad to welcome you to my personal website!
🏫 Since I was a child, computers are around me. After nine years of school education, I wanted to start a profession in that field. In my apprenticeship as a software developer, I learned a lot about software, technology, and people. I also realized that sharing my passion for computer science with others is highly motivating fulfilling for me and so I moved to my favorite city - Graz.
🎓 I started to study computer science and German language/literature to become a teacher. During this wonderful time, I got in contact with a lot of great and inspiring people. Together with these people I worked on various projects in the area of software development.
💻 While writing my Master’s thesis, I realized that I really enjoy developing new technologies that engage and support people in learning to program. So, I started a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2020 to make programming as easy and engaging as possible by designing new learning environments and analyzing learning data. In 2023 I finished my Ph.D. ("Engaging Learning Concepts and Technologies for Fostering Digital Competences and Programming in Computer Science Education"). My research mainly focuses on learning analytics, computer science education, engaging learning technologies, and LLMs in Education.
👨 Since always, teaching is a passion for me and so I started to teach in 2014. First, I took different courses at the Austrian Red Cross to become a lecturer and since then I held courses for paramedics and first aid. Teaching is just as much a central part of my everyday professional life as a University Assistant. I teach at the Graz University of Technology, FH Campus 02, and Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark different courses in the area of programming, project management, learning technologies and markup languages.
Visiting Research Fellow | Brown University
Executive Partner and CTO | e-zeit Software GmbH
University Assistant | Graz University of Technology
Lecturer | University College of Teacher Education Styria
Lecturer | Austrian Red Cross
Lecturer | Campus 02 University of Applied Science
Full Stack Developer | E-Projekt Software
Web Developer | University of Graz
Application Engineer - Internship | x-tention Informationstechnologie GmbH
Application Engineer | x-tention Informationstechnologie GmbH
Software Engineer (Apprenticeship) | E-Projekt Software
Workshop Projekttage Pilsen (Graz, Austria)
ICL 2022 Presentation (Vienna, Austria)
Workshop for students (Pilsen, Czech Republic)
iLRN 2022 Presentation (Vienna, Austria)
IMCL 2021 Presentation (Online)
iLRN 2021 Presentation (Online)
Podcast: Game Based Learning (Online)
Presentation: sCool: Learning Programming with Bugs?!(Online)