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Community guy, devoted to sharing knowledge and building great communities and _value_ in software systems. Inventor. Opinionated Sun Java Champion, leader of IASA Norway, founder of Cantara AS and former president of the very successful Norwegian JUG javaBin and the great JavaZone Conference. Member of the Advisory Board of java.net. Speaker on several conferences including JavaZone, JavaONE, CommunityONE, XP-conference, Microsoft Application Platform, Smidig, OMG Information Days, the Software conference and various others.

With over 30 years of professional programming experience spanning quite a few programming languages he has contributed in both international and domestic projects in various roles, including CTO, project leader, technology mentor, software architect, lead developer, technology strategist and trainer.