Our speakers


Jørund Leknes

Systemutvikler / Forretningsutvikler

Jeg arbeider som systemutvikler og forretningsutvikler i Kantega. Har også erfaring som avdelingsleder. Utdannet dataingeniør. Trives med mange ulike teknologier, men av programmeringsspråk har jeg arbeidet mest i Java. Jeg har omfattende erfaring som foredragsholder.

Jeg satt i det regjeringsoppnevnte Digitutvalget som leverte en offentlig utredning (NOU 2013:2) med anbefalinger til myndighetene om hva som bør gjøres for å sikre mer digital verdiskaping. Utvalget hadde et bredt mandat som blant annet gikk ut på å identifisere utfordringer og hindringer for digital verdiskaping og å gi innspill til politikkutvikling på området.

Jeg var fra 2005 - 2009 politisk rådgiver i Fornyingsdepartementet og arbeidet da særlig med statlig IT-politikk. Jeg arbeidet da blant annet med utarbeidelsen av St.meld.nr. 17, opprettelsen av DIFI, åpne IT-standarder og arkitekturprinsippene for offentlig sektor.

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Marcin Floryan

Team catalyst

Software engineer obsessively drawing diagrams (some may even call that architecture). Development teams catalyst turning work into joy. Addicted to learning and experimentation, seeking forgiveness not permission. Challenging, supporting, comforting, healing, teaching, protecting, enhancing, advising; whatever the needs are. Chapter Lead at Spotify slowly falling in love with Sweden.

Marcin blogs at http://marcin.floryan.pl

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Piotr Śpiewanowski


Piotr is the co-founder of flexponsive. He combines economics education with his passion for psychology. He designed and participated in a large number of live user tests in a follow-up study of the OECD survey of adult skills. Having studied the importance of individual differences he is excited to bring this knowledge to the airline industry. As a high altitude moutaineer and a devoted long distance runner he is always ready to go the extra mile.

Piotr studied economics and psychology in Poland, Norway, UK and Italy and holds an MA from Warsaw School of Economics and a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence.

Piotr blogs at www.flexponsive.net/blog

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Raymond Julin

Senior technology advisor

Raymond have worked as a lead product developer for the last 12 years and is passionate about creating products that actually make a difference. He has a weak spot for eloquent code and simplification of systems and processes. Before Booster he is working hard to invent a cloning machine so he can catch the workshops running in parallel with his own.

Raymond blogs at http://raymondjulin.com

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Frode Drønen

Manager and advisor

16 års fartstid fra Internett-bransjen i Norge med spisskompetanse innen kundeopplevelse og strategi. Innehar en bred operativ og strategisk erfaring både innen forretning, design og teknologi.

Har blant annet gjort suksess med Norges største tjeneste for bilder, fotoknudsen.no, og ledet digitale kanaler i Sparebanken Vest med prisvinnende løsninger på nett og mobil. For tiden leder han en tverrfaglig avdeling i konsulentselskapet Bouvet i tillegg til rådgiving for kunder som f.eks. TV 2 i deres satsinger på TV2.no og Sumo.

Er en stor forkjemper for tverrfaglighet i måten bedrifter og organisasjoner må jobbe for å både oppnå god kundeopplevelse og lønnsomhet.

Frode blogs at http://utbrudd.bouvet.no

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Morten Moe


Software architect with a passion for application maintenance!

Morten blogs at http://miles.no/blogg

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Harald Hovdevik


Harald er leder IT-Utvikling i Skandiabanken. Han er veldig glad i IT utvikling spesielt når utviklerne får jobbe langsiktig med forbedringer de selv kan styre.

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Gitte Klitgaard

Agile coach and owner

Gitte Klitgaard from Native Wired has worked within software development for a long time. Since 2010 she worked as an agile coach with rollout of scrum and kanban in large organizations, and coaching, trainings, workshops, process development and much more. Mostly she works with people with her main tools being listening and caring.
She is also known as a pirate and dragon lady and fights to make the world a better place with tolerance and respect for each other.
Latest interest is courage and vulnerability at work, which she also talks about at conferences.

Gitte blogs at http://www.nativewired.com/blog/

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Eirik Bjørsnøs

Chief Scientist

Eirik is constantly on the lookout for finding better ways to create, deliver and maintain software. He loves hard problems and steep mountains. Eirik is a BoosterConf addict, and will join you for a run to Fløyen any time.

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Anna Royzman

President, Quality Leadership Institute

A context-driven scholar, professional tester and manager for over 15 years and a thought leader, Anna is always on a quest for quality. Her passion is in discovering new techniques and creating environments that allow people to be most effective at what they do. Anna is a renowned trainer and an invited speaker at international Agile, Testing and Quality conferences. Anna is a President at Quality Leadership Institute, a non-profit organization, whole mission is raise awareness about quality and skilled testing through educational programs.

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Nikolai Norman Andersen


Nikolai is a senior consultant and lead developer at BEKK. He is currently in charge of developing, operating and maintaining applications critical for the successful execution of all nationwide state given exams and tests in Norway.

Nikolai has previously worked both as a freelancer, for a small startup and for an advertising agency. His focus is on .NET and DevOps, spending time improving not only applications, but the way they are continuously improved.
He is also a co-organizer of the Oslo F# meetup.

Nikolai blogs at http://www.stasj.com

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Nils Norman Haukås


I've always wanted to build games. Then I realized I could expand that scope from designing game experiences to designing user experiences. From there I finally coded enough to be able to admit that I am in fact a programmer. So, now I reside in a weird place between personas and domain objects. I have tried my hand more than a couple of times being an entrepreneur building software before joining a very fine establishment which I call my day job.

Fight for better software, fight for the users.

Nils Norman blogs at http://nilsnh.no/

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Maaret Pyhäjärvi

Testing Specialist

Maaret Pyhäjärvi is a tester extraordinaire specializing in breaking illusions about software through means of exploratory testing. She is a software specialist with soft spots for hands-on testing, helping teams grow and building successful products and businesses. She’s been working with software since 1995 in various roles and delivers talks as popular speaker in Finland as well as internationally. She works as a tester at Granlund and trains testing on the side through Altom.

Maaret blogs at visible-quality.blogspot.com

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Øyvind Kvangardsnes

Senior Consultant

Øyvind blogs at devux.info

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Bjørn Hamre

Senior systemutvikler

Engasjert utvikler, aktiv i javaBin Bergen og siden mai 2015 også medlem av Java brukerforening i Norge (javaBin) sitt styre. Har tidligere holdt lyntaler og foredrag for javaBin Bergen og hadde i 2014 en workshop i Java 8 på JavaZone sammen med Kristian Berg. Innimellom logistikken hjemme prøver jeg å engasjere meg i kodeklubben Sandsli og kode litt på egne prosjekter.

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Erik Assum

Giver of F*cks

Erik works as a consultant at Iterate. He’s a mainly a backend programmer, but tends to work wherever the code is bad enough. Given time he’ll eventually drift into some sort of devops role while trying to figure out how to run the current project even better.

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Michael Rawling

Lead & Only UX at Unruly.co

Michael Rawling is the Lead Product UX at Unruly Media, a social media video company and part of the News group.

Mike’s professional experience in UX and UI development dates back to 1998 and since then has explored new ways of more effectively realising the massive potential that technology offers and that each product starts with. He has consulted on, designed, engineered and led such teams and initiatives for Konami, Wiley Publishing, UK’s National Lottery, Tesco.com,, LoveFilm and Granada/ITV-UK and Toyota/Lexus.

Mike is @hedshot on Twitter and takes a lot of photos (michaelrawling.com )

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Håvard Heggheim

Technology Consultant

Håvard holds a master degree in Software Engineering from the University of Bergen. In his role as a technology consultant during the day, he works as a programmer with a focus on Microsoft technologies. By night he creates apps and has released a bunch of not very successful apps over the years. Other interests include climbing and traveling.

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Cameron MacLeod

Cameron MacLeod is a Canadian artist based in Bergen, Norway. His practice involves the invention of functional technological devices intended to invoke reflection on the relationship between emerging technology trends and the cultural shifts produced by them. He organizes unlikely online communities, builds comical mechanical apparatuses, produces do it yourself manuals and designs software for art production.

Cameron blogs at http://cameronmacleod.org/

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Ivana Gancheva

Agile Coach

Ivana is an independent coach working with organizations throughout Europe. She collaborates with them in discovering where they want to go, and guides them in learning how to get there themselves, using various tools from the agile and lean arsenal and her experience in various roles in software development. Ivana believes that stable business success includes focus on people and culture. Ivana is an active contributor to agile and lean communities, organizes and speaks at events in Norway and abroad.

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Steve Klabnik

Steve Klabnik is a Rust core team member, prolific open source
contributor, and author of "The Rust Programming Language", "Rails 4
in Action", and "Designing Hypermedia APIs". He lives in Brooklyn, and
spends far too much time on GitHub.

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Camilla Wadseth

Avdelingsleder/ UX Arkitekt

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Ram Yoga

Lead User Experience Designer

Ram works as Lead User Experience designer in Computas and has more than 18 years of experience designing user friendly websites and applications. He has worked for both small start-ups and large institutions, like the Norwegian Tax Authority and the Police. Ram is a passionate advocate for design and usability and is a regular speaker in these topics.

Ram blogs at brukskvalitet.no

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Geir Amsjø

Agile trainer and coach

Geir Amsjø was the first Norwegian Certified Scrum Trainer and has worked full time with agile and Scrum since 2004. Geir has been working with software development since late 1980’s in many different roles: Programming, test, project management, general management and software process improvement.

Geir blogs at scrummaster.no

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Elisabeth Irgens


Developer by day, designer sometimes still by night. She likes CSS, SVG, typography and sketchnotes. Elisabeth lives in Oslo, where she works as a developer at Posten/Bring — and organizes CSSconf Nordic.

Elisabeth blogs at http://elisabethirgens.com/

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Snorre Brekke


Snorre spends his days working on Java enterprise systems, and his nights dabbling in game development.

He is constantly looking for ways to combine the two, taking lessons from one domain and employing them in another.

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Cecilie Fjellhøy

Interaction designer

Interaksjonsdesigner i Sopra Steria. Har vært de to siste årene utleid til Husbanken i forbindelse med eSøknad bostøtte og startlån, hvor førstnevnte vant Difis kåring av årets digitale tjeneste i 2014 og Dogas Merket for god design i 2015. Brenner for gode brukeropplevelser på tvers av befolkningen og har stor tro på et tett samarbeid mellom utviklere og designere må til for å få til dette.

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Anders Kofod-Petersen

Deputy Director

Anders Kofod-Petersen is Deputy Director at the Alexandra Institute. He holds a doctorate in computer science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where he also is adjunct professor in applied artificial intelligence. His research interests include knowledge-intensive case-based reasoning, cognitive science and intelligent systems in general. He is very much focused on actually bringing advanced methods in play in the industry and is known to become personally insulted when he encounters unintelligent solutions.

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Cecilie Haugstvedt


Startet karrieren som utvikler og liker fremdeles å grave ned i koden. Interessert i alt som har med test å gjøre, samt roboter, augmented reality og tekniske duppeditter. Tror på at IT-prosjekter gjort på den rette måten kan gjøre livet til sluttbrukerne bedre uten at det går utover utviklere og drift underveis.

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Magnús Dæhlen

Solutions Engineer

I am Magnús Dæhlen. I work as a solutions engineer at Iterate AS. My main job is working as an IT consultant and I am currently working with Amedia to better their login-systems.
I am passionate about web technology and I have held several talks around different web technology, like React, React Native, Flexbox etc.
On a more personal note, I am very fond of music and I play in a band with several other developers from Finn.no, Start and Iterate.

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Nicholas Paulik


Nicho is a developer with a particular love for Ruby, React, CUDA and security. At one point during his studies, he read the book "The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java", and realized that many of the examples of non-compliant code looked alarmingly similar to how they teach basic Java at school. Since then he has seeked more knowledge on securing web applications, and has held several workshops to teach students and colleagues about common vulnerabilies in code.

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Kassandra Perch

Developer Evangelist

Kassandra is a Developer Evangelist at Auth0. When she’s not working on User Management, she’s building bots or playing with her cat in Austin, TX.

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Vegard Veiset


Passionate developer with love for silly gadgets and JavaScript.

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Ingvild Indrebø


Developer at BEKK Consulting, currently working at NAV with transforming paper applications to magic electronic user experiences, using Angular of course.

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Fredrik Vraalsen

Software developer

Fredrik works as a software developer and consultant at Iterate. His main interest the past couple of years has been functional programming and in particluar how to apply this in his daily job as a Java developer. Recently he has started writing Scala for a living and is trying his best to catch up. He's held training courses in Scala and Java 8 and dabbled in Clojure, and likes to speak at conferences.

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Øystein Ellingbø

Lead front-end developer

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Marius Hauken


Marius designs for screens at Netlife Research. He thinks what's behind websites are as exciting as what you see, and loves clever markup as much as elegant design solutions.

Marius blogs at http://hauken.io/

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Cathrine Riise Dannevig

Project manager

Jeg har jobbet som konsulent i 15 år. Hovedsakelig som utviker. De siste 3 årene har jeg vært leid ut som prosjektleder for et større integrasjonsprosjekt hos Oslo kommune.

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Marcus Ahnve

Principal Consultant

I have over 20 years experience of programming and delivering software applications, mostly for the web and based on open source technologies. I got involved with eXtreme Programming in 2001, and I have since then supported individuals and organizations in using agile methodologies. I work as a solution architect, educator and agile change leader.

Marcus blogs at https://www.marcusahnve.org

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Marco Bertani-økland

Senior knowledge engineer

I am a mathematician and software developer working at Computas since 2010. I work at two projects for Politiets IKT Tjenester. I have a strong interest in machine learning, data visualization, predictive policing, functional programming and Mathematics.

For more information, you can take a look at:

I am always happy to make new friends, so reach out :)

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Marthe Solberg

UX designer

I am an Industrial Designer specialized in Interaction Design. I had my first UX-job the summer of 2013 at Telenor, and the year after I started as an interaction designer at Visma Consulting. In Visma I worked with clients such as the Directorate of Education, the Norwegian Trekking Association, the County Council and National ID-Center, and I have created solutions for desktop, tablet and mobile. November 2015 I started in my current job as a UX-designer in Posten Norge.

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Iselin Kornli


Iselin jobber i dag som forretningsutvikler og Lean Startup-rådgiver, og en del av Iterates strategi og forretningsutviklingsteam, Garasjen. Med fokus på Lean Startup i etablerte virksomheter utfører Iselin oppdrag innen idé /konseptutvikling og eksperimentell markedsanalyse for identifisering av brukerbehov/segment. Ved å ta i bruk Lean-filosofien utfordrer hun selskaper som ønsker å vokse, entre nye segmenter eller endre underliggende prosesser som påvirker deres kunderelasjoner.

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Victor Yocco

Research Director

Victor is a Research Director at Intuitive, a Philadelphia based design and development firm. He works with clients across industries, from banking and telecommunications, to insurance and universities, to incorporate the voice of the user into design. Victor received his PhD from The Ohio State University, where he studied psychology and communication with visitors in settings such as natural history museums, science centers, and zoos. He regularly writes and speaks on topics related to the application of psychological principles to design, and user experience research. His book on the application of psychological principles to design, Design for the Mind, is available for early access through Manning Publications.

Victor blogs at www.victoryocco.com

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Elad Sofer

Agile Coach

I am first and foremost a SW developer. While working for Nokia Networks in 2007 I introduced to the fact that there are better ways of developing software than what I was doing until that time. This discovery changed my personal and professional life.

In the beginning as a freelance agile coach, and in 2011 I have started my own company called "practical agile".
By now I have gained experience working with a large number of software projects, teams and organizations, varying from small to big, from lightweight startups to enterprises and government offices.
In addition i recently was accepted as a certified LeSS trainer.

Elad blogs at http://www.practical-agile.com/theblog

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Anne Landro

Funksjonelt ansvarlig

Anne Landro har jobbet med systemutvikling i mange år. Den siste tiden har hun hatt mest fokus på det funksjonelle aspektet av det å lage gode systemer. Hun liker godt å prøve forskjellige roller, og trives best når hun kan få en god forståelse av helheten og behovene bak et system.

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Ulrika Malmgren

Agila coach

Ulrika started her path as a tester and dove deep into the world of Agile Testing where she tested, coached teams with or without testers on how to live and breath quality and even taught a course in Agile Testing. Now a recovering consultant, Ulrika works at Magine TV where she not only coaches a team but also the entire Engineering department.

Ulrika blogs at http://natooktesting.wordpress.com

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Fredrik Johnsson

UX Designer

Fredrik is an UX designer who likes to dabble in evil design in an effort to learn more and improve as a user experience designer. Having emigrated to Norway many a moon ago he is now established in this land.

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Martin Larsson


Programmert i 30 år nå. En dag om ikke lenge, kommer bitene til å falle på plass og jeg vil oppnå forståelse. Men vil det være moro mer da?

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Stephan Kämper

Quality Advocate

Stephan studied physics and worked as an oceanographer at the University of Bremen. In 2001 he started in software development by joining the test team for an object-oriented database system. He specialised in automated software tests and agile methods and worked on topics as diverse as precision navigation systems, payment platforms, health care systems, telecommunication, and social networks.
Since 2004 he works as a self-employed software tester.

His favourite languages are (in alphabetical order): English, German, and Ruby.

Stephan blogs at http://seasidetesting.com

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Therese Ingebrigtsen

Partner and Project Manager at Iterate

Har jobbet i Tandberg siden 2005 hvor jeg startet som utvikler. Ble etter ca ett år satt til å være prosjektleder i stedet (...) og har jobbet med det siden. Tandberg ble i 2010 kjøpt av Cisco og jeg jobbet der som Product Owner, Scrum Master, Prosjektleder, Teamleder og Agile Coach. I 2015 tok jeg steget ut som konsulent i Iterate, hvor jeg i dag jobber som prosjektleder og Partner. Sitter akkurat nå som prosjektleder i Statnett, men jobber også tett sammen med "Garasjen" i Iterate som jobber med Lean Startup i praksis.

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Henrik Glasø Skifjeld

Software developer

Mastergrad i informatikk fra UiO 2014. Jobbet i Iterate fra august 2014. Veldig interessert i teknologi. Liker å holde meg oppdatert, særlig på frontend og JavaScript.

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Jesper Haug Karsrud


Jesper works as a developer at Knowit in Bergen, and has a love/hate relationship with JavaScript that is hard to explain. When not hating or loving on his favorite language, he plays football (the american kind) for Bergen Storm.

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Dave Snowden

Chief Scientific Officer

Dave Snowden divides his time between two roles: founder Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge and the founder and Director of the Centre for Applied Complexity at Bangor University in Wales His work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy, organisational decision making and decision making. He has pioneered a science based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory. He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects, and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style.

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Christina Kjær Seime

Agile Coach

Christina har 10 års erfaring som utvikler og prosjektleder. Hun er opptatt av å jobbe smart og fokuserer på det som får oss fremover, som team og prosjekt. Hjertet banker ekstra for smidige metoder og hun er stadig på jakt etter teknikker som kan gjøre henne til en bedre smidig leder.

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Erlend Birkenes


Erlend is a software developer working as a consultant at Bouvet in Bergen. Primarily a back-end developer in Java-land, but dabbling in lots of different things because that's fun too! He loves to solve problems and to learn new and interesting things. Which is often the same thing. In his spare time he is one of the organizers of the Booster conference, and one of the organizers of javaBin Bergen.

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Thomas Kjeldahl Nilsson

Software developer

Mobile-and-UI focused developer working as independent consultant, currently specializing in Android development. Co-organizer of the Oslo Google Developer Group.

Thomas blogs at http://tknilsson.com

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Einar Høst

Ivory tower expat

Einar W. Høst is a sleep-deprived developer and domain modeller at NRK. In his spare time, he writes an obscure technical blog, enjoys pixel art and indulges in impractical coding projects aimed at having fun with the djinns of the computer. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Oslo and thinks ivory towers are beautiful.

Einar blogs at https://einarwh.wordpress.com/

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Vegard Hartmann


Vegard jobber på større og mindre prosjekter hvor han lager, utreder og vurderer større arkitekturer eller gir råd til kunder om IT-strategi og teknologi. I tillegg til prosjekthverdagen jobber Vegard som scientist i BEKK hvor han synser mye om arkitektur, it-rådgivning og teknologiutvikling.
Arkitektur, kvalitet, forretningsforståelse, helhetlig tenkning og samspill er alle områder som Vegard er spesielt interessert i.

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Adrian Roselli


Adrian is a member of the W3C HTML Working Group as well as the W3C Accessibility Task Force. He has written articles for trade journals and web sites (NET Magazine, Web Standards Sherpa, and others), and participated as an author and editor on five web-related books. Back in 1998 he co-founded Algonquin, a software development and consulting firm that focuses on the healthcare industry. Some may recognize Adrian from his days helping to run evolt.org, one of the first communities for web developers. Adrian has been developing for the Web since 1993.

Adrian blogs at http://adrianroselli.com/

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Austin Bingham

Technical Director

Austin is a founding director of Sixty North, a software consulting, training, and application development company. A native of Texas, in 2008 Austin moved to Stavanger, Norway where he helped develop industry-leading oil reservoir modeling software in C++ and Python. Prior to that he worked at National Instruments developing LabVIEW, at Applied Research Labs (Univ. of Texas at Austin) developing sonar systems for the U.S. Navy, and at a number of telecommunications companies. He is an experienced presenter and teacher, having spoken at numerous conferences, software groups, and internal corporate venues. Austin is also an active member of the open source community, contributing regularly to various Python and Emacs projects, and he’s the founder of Stavanger Software Developers, one of the largest and most active social software groups in Stavanger. Austin holds a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Austin blogs at http://sixty-north.com/blog/

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Gaute Gjerløw Remen

Analytics & CRO Advisor | Developer

I am a 32 year old man, originally from the north of Norway. I have, however, found my way down to Bergen, where I completed my studies in Information Science - focusing on development, the semantic web, the social web and big data. I was active in several communities in Bergen tied to development, e.g. Nerd School, Open-Data Hackathons, JavaBin etc., and I also was in the planning -and project committee of the 2015 Open-Data Hackathon held by Bergen Bibliotek.

Now I work as an advisor in analytics and conversion optimalization, and in-house developer at iProspect in Oslo. Being the only developer in the agency, I often need to solve challenges by my self - creating tools and applications for the agency. Google Tag Manager is one of the tools I needed to learn early on, and I've gone way past the "standard" marketing way of doing things. It is more fun to create challenges when tracking web sites, to track certain aspects of user behavior. I love it and I want to share it!

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Vegard Haugstvedt

Senior Technology Consultant

Eksil-bergenser som jobber som utvikler hos Itera i Oslo. Jobber med alt fra JavaScript og CSS til ren Java backend. Har bakgrunn fra Datateknologi-studiet ved NTNU.

Har mange brennende interesser, som diverse ballsport, dataspill, bøker og selvfølgelig programmering. Kom opp med idéen til denne lyntalen mens jeg jobbet på en mobilapplikasjon for å søke i og lagre oppskrifter.

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