Passionate computer scientist. Chief engineer, and a competency network coordinator for IT architecture and integration at work. Community builder. Course instructor. Speaker. Java Champion. Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Cloud.
I am involved in several developer communities – both as an organiser, co-organiser, mentor, and as a program committee member for various national and international IT conferences and other events and meetups.
I hold a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Oslo. I have been working as a developer, lead programmer, and architect for over fourteen years.
In addition to being passionate about agile development, web development, architecture and geographical information systems, I am also a guru of both Linux and Windows worlds.
In my spare time, I work with developer communities both as an organiser, co-organiser, mentor, and as a program committee member for various national and international IT conferences and other events and meetups. I love cooperating and working closely with Google Developer Groups (GDGs), Java User Groups (JUGs) and other communities around the world.
Previously, I have been leading for three years and otherwise involved (for quite a bit longer) in the world’s biggest community-driven Java conference – JavaZone; and during the past years, being leader, second-in-command, and board member of the Norwegian Java User Group – javaBin. I was also one of the founders and organizers of the annual conference hackathon Arctic IoT Challenge in Oslo, Norway.
Apart from that, I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others, working out, as well as coding in Python and Java [but not simultaneously].
In addition to programming languages, I also enjoy natural languages. I fluently speak Norwegian, English, Russian, and Azerbaijani.
I frequently speak at both national and international conferences, meetups, as well as events at various universities.
You can find most of the events with my participation and talks here.
I also offer courses and training in Java-related topics. My previous courses:
Check out my GitHub page for some of my projects. Some of the projects there will be a sandbox, or a playground, for my blog posts and/or talks.
I also participate in localization of open source projects, for instance, Tunnelblick.