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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish


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Hi 👋, I'm Moritz

A passionate historian and hacker from Zurich

🖥️ history of computing 👟 migration studies 🧐 digital history
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I work as a research assistant at the Chair of the History of Technology at ETH Zurich and at the Collegium Helveticum. I studied history and philosophy of knowledge, computer science and banking & finance in Zurich and Berlin. I am currently working on a dissertation on the history of information privacy and on the digitisation of the migration authorities in Switzerland. The study is part of the SNF-funded project Trading Zones. My research interests include computer history, migration research and digital history. I am an advocate of open science, open access and open source.


  1. Find primary sources online and learn how to research history digitally.

    HTML 57 9

  2. Write beautiful academic texts with the distraction-free Pandoc Markdown and typademic.

    TeX 34 6

  3. ⌨️ A curated list of awesome tools, demos and resources to go beyond LaTeX

    127 12

  4. GitHub template for small projects.

    HTML 2

  5. The open-museum is an independent digital museum and was created within 48 hours during the #VersusVirus-Hackathon.

    PHP 4

  6. Front end for built with Sapper, Svelte and lots of love for open society.

    HTML 1 1

1,020 contributions in the last year

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Activity overview
Contributed to maehr/typademic, open-museum/web, maehr/awesome-digital-history and 5 other repositories

Contribution activity

November 2020

Opened 3 pull requests in 1 repository
1 open 1 merged 1 closed
Reviewed 4 pull requests in 2 repositories
maehr/typademic 3 pull requests
maehr/zotero-bib-to-gh 1 pull request
21 contributions in private repositories Nov 3 – Nov 22

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