Alexander Watzinger

(+43 1) 51581 – 2228


... is a software developer with a special interest in data modeling and scientific web applications. In the last few years, he has acted as the main developer of OpenAtlas, an open source database application that enables users to manage complex historical, archeological, and geospatial data.

He joined the ACDH-CH (then ACDH) Team in 2017 with a focus on developing software to collect and manage scientific data. His favorite tools are Python, PostgreSQL, Linux, and open source software in general.


  • Alexander Watzinger,. 2019. OpenAtlas - How to Grow Software for Historians. In Power in Landscape. Geographic and Digital Approaches on Historical Research, eds. Mihailo St. Popović, Veronika Polloczek,, Bernhard Koschicek,, and Stefan Eichert, 193-201. Leipzig: Eudora-Verlag.
  • Stefan Eichert,, and Alexander Watzinger. 2015. OpenAtlas. Vienna. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3482777.