I am in my fourties.
I tend to say I am from Asker, Norway,
but I currently live in Alton in Hampshire, just outside London.
But I have moved around a lot and lived and worked in several countries:
Telemark, Norway (born) -> Sandnes -> Asker -> Stockholm, Sweden -> Peak District, England
-> Manchester (including spells in Germany & Qatar) -> Oslo -> Hampshire/London.
I am a Computer Engineering graduate from the University of Manchester, and I run my own IT consultancy. Over the past 20 years I have mainly worked as a Software Engineer using Java and Scala with middleware integration, data processing and web applications. Mostly with banks and in telecoms but also several fantastic startups.
I am a bit of sports nut. I will watch any sport, although mostly football depending on where I live. In Manchester I went to Old Trafford for 100+ matches. In Oslo I tried to catch every away match Viking played nearby.
I love playing football, floorball, ice-hockey, any team sports really. I ski downhill and cross country as much as possible (I am Norwegian after all). Rollerblade, cycling, kayaking, golf, etc. Just not running nor go to a gym, as my actual fitness shows these days...
My personality is a bit laid back, and can be quite blunt and non-pc.
At work I like to think I am conscientious, opinionated and helpful, but never really stressed :)