I am a principal officer and for the past four years I have been a manager for a team of developers at the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration. I have a masters degree in computer science, and experience from several non-profit communities in Oslo. Before going into leadership, I were involved in several large-scale projects as a full-stack developer with a focus on Java in the Norwegian public and private sector for twelve years.

I have more than ten years of experience as organiser of meetups, workshops, and conferences for developers. I'm currently the leader of the Norwegian Java User Group (JavaBin), and previously I were the lead organiser of Oslo branch. I'm also one of the co-organisers of Oslo Software Architecture, and I am also in the steering board of the Norwegian Engineering Union's developer network. Finally, I am also one the volunteers co-leading Teknologihuset (House of Technology), a concept that has been providing free meeting rooms and conference facilities for non-profit meetup groups.

In September 2019, JavaBin won the Duke's Choice Award for its work as a JUG with several generations of volunteers keeping it alive and prospering. In October 2019, I was awarded the Java Champion title for my contributions to the Java community.

I have spoken at various conferences and meetups locally and internationally, such as JavaOne, JavaZone, JFokus, Devoxx, JDK.IO, TDC and several more conferences. You can find slides, code and recording of some of my talks here. I love programming languages and algorithms, and I use GitHub mostly for sharing my experimentation and learnings.

In my blog, I write about my perspectives on topics that concern the world we live in and also about computer science. I am a strong believer of justice, fairness and people helping each other to build a better world and better communities.

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