The Agenda Committee

Who's behind the NDC Oslo agenda?

Patricia Aas
Patricia is a programmer who has worked mostly in C++ and Java. She has spent her career continuously delivering from the same code-base to a large user base. She has worked on two browsers (Opera and Vivaldi), worked as a Java consultant and on embedded telepresence endpoints for Cisco. She is focused on the maintainability and flexibility of software architecture, and how to extend it to provide cutting edge user experiences.

Øyvind Holmstad
Øyvind Holmstad is a backend developer at NRK with a big interest in machine learning and functional programming. He is currently the technical lead in NRKs recommendation team where he is combining machine learning technology with editorial insight to give algorithmic recommendations across NRKs services. He enjoys taking part in the community, and has spoken at different conferences and meetups.

Niall Merrigan
Niall is an Irish guy who managed to end up in Norway after finding out the country existed when he was in New Zealand. He works in Capgemini in Stavanger, as a Head of Cybersecurity Norway and is also a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP since 2010. He is passionate about security, web technologies and whiskey which can lead to some interesting discussions.

Karoline Klever
Karoline works as a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, working with search. She is a speaker, developer and DevOps addict, focusing on how developers can improve their software development process. She has developed a passion for how developers work, the tools they use and why they make the choices they do. She continuously challenges herself and shares her knowledge by blogging and speaking at user groups and conferences.

Eirik Backer
Eirik Backer is a cross over designer and front end developer working at NRK. He has previously been teaching interaction design at the Norwegian School of creative studies, and done web projects all over the world. Eirik is curious and passionate about the intersections where design, technology and the adaptiveness of web creates great user experiences.

Martin Gravråk
Martin is an experienced software developer with over 10 years’ experience. He is obsessed with internet connected gadgets and often says that if something doesn’t have WIFI then it isn’t worth having. In his day job Martin works at Bouvet in Oslo. He spends his evenings at the local makerspace experimenting with machinery and software.

Torstein Nicolaysen
Torstein is a software developer with passion for his craft. He works at Ensō as a senior consultant. During his career he’s had different roles and worked with many different technologies in several industries. He takes an interest to everything related to development – not only coding. He has special interests in DevOps, cloud, architecture and emerging technologies.

Thorvald Johannessen
Thorvald is a software developer at Equinor. With a past experience in Java and .Net, and a later bigger interest in languages outside the two platforms, he also take great joy in working with other aspects of software development. Passionate about software development as a craft, and the broader process of product development. Cheering for open source, and is motivated by the community’s iterative search for understanding and improving our own profession.

Fredrik Klingenberg
Fredrik is a Principle Software Engineer at Aurum with more than 10 years experience developing enterprise applications. Both for the public and private sector in Norway.

He is now working as a contractor at Hafslund Nett helping them setting up DevOps practices, their kubernetes journey and overall architecture

Kjersti Sandberg
Kjersti Sandberg is the founder of ProgramUtvikling AS and has organized NDC from the very beginning. Her daily job is with the professional areas of sale, marketing and business development. Here role within this year`s agenda committee has been to liaise with speakers and present good ideas.

Jakob Bradford
Jakob is the general manager of the NDC conferences. His role in the committee is making sure we don’t select more speakers than we can fit in the agenda which is a hard job with so many good suggestions (even with 9 tracks). He sometimes nags about budgets, but the committee usually doesn’t care.