The Agenda Committee

Who's behind the NDC Oslo agenda?

Janniche Lange
Janniche is celebrating 20 years as a developer. She discovered programming at university and transferred to a computer science degree because this was the degree where most assignments and exams were code, not reports. She has been a consultant for several years, mainly as a backend developer, primarily on the JVM. She is excited about building quality into software, and interested in all aspects of software develpment.

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.

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.

Hanne Johnsen
Hanne is a consultant at Bouvet. She has 14 years of experience as a software architect and developer, both on web, mobile and desktop, with a little side interest in games and IoT mostly on a hobby basis. She is interested in both software development as a craft, structure, and how to organise development as smoothly as possible to make it fun, efficient and as painless as possible. She is interested in a little bit of everything, and usually happy if she gets to code something.

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.

Lars Smeby
Lars is a software developer and security consultant at Blank. He has worked as a developer for 7 years, primarily with .NET. He is also a member of the OWASP Norway organization committee, and does pen tests, security consulting and security trainings.

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

Dylan Beattie
Dylan Beattie is an independent consultant who specialises in helping organisations bridge the knowledge gap between software development and business strategy. He’s been building data-driven web applications since the 1990s; he’s managed teams, taught workshops, and worked on everything from tiny standalone websites to complex distributed systems. He’s a Microsoft MVP, and he regularly speaks at conferences and user groups all over the world.

Kristian Hellang
Kristian graduated from the University of Stavanger in 2011 with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science. He's since been involved as a consultant in many different projects, and has gained a deep knowledge of object-oriented and functional programming. He is a strong believer in Open Source Software and has contributed to over 50 open source projects in various languages and communities. In 2014, Kristian received his first Microsoft «Most Valuable Professional» (MVP) award, as the only Norwegian in the C# category.

Christian Sakshaug
Christian is a co-founder at DX, a leading ticket and Point of Sale company in Norway. He’s an entrepreneur and also has deep experience of infrastructure, architecture and platform development. His main focus is on transforming the DX platform and organisation with a cloud native approach.

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. Jakob's role in the agenda committee is mostly pre-booking speakers for pre-conference workshops.