My name is Knut Hamang and I am living i cold Norway. It's a beatiful country, but if your looking for a long, warm summer, you have come to the wrong place. Norway is most know for skiing (yes, we are born with ski's on our legs), oil and our beautiful fjords. It's good living here, especially near Oslo, where my home is.
I started my career in computers back in 1994. I had a special interest for computers, and my first one was a Commodore 64. My first job was actually in the hardware business, assembling customized computers. I worked in a small company called Vision Computer located in the heart of Oslo. It was a pretty hard business with small margins and a lot of turnover. Internet shopping was non-existing, and Vision managed quite well in the marked. Then suddenly the webshops started popping up, and the hw business changed. Vision never really managed to catch up on this and I stopped working there in 1997. In 1995 to 1996 I had my year in the Norwegian Army. I was in the Cavalry in the Oppklesk, the Reconnaissance Squadron. I graduated as a sergeant and leader for a team of recons.
In 1997, I started my higher education, and in 2000 I graduated from Oslo Engineering School. I have a bachelor in Computer Science, and I started working as a consultant on my own in 1999 for a company called 1000&1 Digitale Eventyr. That was my first job as a programmer. Later I became a fulltime employee in the same company and in 2000 the company was bought by Itera Consulting Group and renamed to Itera Future.
From 2001 to 2007 I worked in the norwegian consulting company, BEKK. The mix of people and the skills of the consultants are exceptional in BEKK. I worked in several interesting projects and learned a lot about the consulting industry. BEKK is the leading company in Norway in Agile Methodology, and have a lot of engagement in Extreme Programming, and Open Source community.
Currently I work as an independent consultant. That gives med the freedom to work with my own projects and also to be more dedicated to the customers.
I started as a Java programmer (certified Java Programmer) , but have in the later years more or less converted to Microsot.NET. In 2004 I completed Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) for the .NET platform. My specialities are Relational Databases (mostly MS SQL), Content Management and portals. I have also done a lot of application architecture and designed an insurance application from scratch for a Norwegian insurance company in 2005.
As a technical architect you need to have perspective. My interests have lead my to fooling around on a lot of different platforms with different technologies. Here are some of my experiences:
- LAMP – Linux/Apache/MySql/PHP: Started coding bash/csh and PERL scripts on Debian back in 1999. Later I have made a couple of applications in PHP/MySql and this site is actually a CMS written in PHP. Just love that language
- Java/JSP: That was my first programming language. Have done a lot of work in Java, both web based and applications.
- XML/XSLT. Have done a lot of XML/XSLT transformation. Most CMS have support for that.
- ASP.NET/C#: This is my primary programming language and have experience with the .NET platform since 2001.
- SQL: This language has followed my since the very beginning of my career.
That's about it. I will continue on beeing a technical person, as that is my main interest for the moment. I like administration as well, and consider myself a social person, but I will never stop programming.
Feel free to contact me for questions and consulting services. On request, I will send you my CV.
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