CV

Knut Yrvin
Date of birth: 1967-03-07

February 15th 2006

Education

1993-2000
Master (cand.scient) in informatics, system development. University of Oslo (Master thesis: Computer-supported systems for admission to higher education: Use, management and development).
1989-1992
3 years of education as an electronic engineer NKI University College (Title on the thesis: Quality insurance of circuit board in many layers)
1987-1988
Officer education in the Norwegian Army (Communication)
1986
3 years of secondary school with general subject and electronics

Work practice

2001-
Project manager The Skolelinux project also know as Debian Edu (www.skolelinux.no)
2002-2005
Project manager translating OpenOffice.org to New Norwegian and Bokmål with three County Councils
2000-2002
Senior consultant Objectware (ref: Magnus S. Rygh <MagnusS@objectware.no>, phone: +47 92 64 93 33). Work: architecture, advising, system development and project managing
1999-2000
Product- and system development at the Norwegian Central Securities Depository (ref: Øystein Strøm <str@vps.no>, phone: +47 90209050/+47 22635300, Ole Solberg <sol@vps.no>, phone: +47 22635300). Work: System development, advising, design and testing
1992-1993
Calculating infrastructure projects in the Norwegian Telephone Company, Telenor.
1986-1989
Telephone technician at Telenor. Special Services Region Oslo. Work: running the phone systems, maintenance, and error handling.
1984-
Many show performances (5 man years all together). Performances on cruise ships, discotheques, exhibitions, TV etc.

Organisational activities

2002-
Board member of Hellerud Labour Party with different assignments.
2003-2004
Was responsible for the chapter about «Free access to knowledge» in the political program «Lets build the knowledge society» in Oslo Labour Party: http://www.oslo-ap.no/index.gan?id=22526 (p 15-17).
2000-
Board member i Electronic Frontier Foundation Norway (www.efn.no)
1998-2002
Leader of the Labour Party at the University of Oslo
1995-1997
Represented 35.000 students in the Educational Comity at the University of Oslo in almost 3 years
1997
Represented 35.000 students in the Science Comity at the University of Oslo
1997-2001
Participated in the lobby activities to get 200 million NOK to fund a extra building for the Institute of Informatics at the University of Oslo (http://folk.uio.no/joern/galleri/demo/index.html)
1995
Giving advice to the Norwegian Labour Party about the student private finances with governmental student loans (rewrote the policy)
1989-1999
Speaker and instructor learning student representatives about debate, campaigning, and being a member of the student body etc.
1991
Student body leader at NKI university college.

Short courses

2001 May 7th - 14th.
Enterprise Java Beans, one week at Sun Microsystems
2001 April 24th - 25th.
Rational Unied Process
2001 February 14-21 feb.
WebSphere with Enterprise Java Beans at IBM
1999 one week
PL/1 procedural language at IBM
1999 two weeks
Java i Visual Age (IBM IDE)
1999 one week
TSO for mainframe (OS/390)

Technology knowledge

Methods and modelling languages

Platforms and programming languages

Languages

Other activities

1990-
Selling entertainment, and promotion activities: Ford, G-sport, Thorn

Show and entertainment

1984-
Norwegian champion in Break Dance. A lot of performances at TV, cruise ships, discotheques, shopping centres etc.
1989
Tour manager and compare for shows over many years for Norwegian Models (ref: Geir Killingland <geir@missnorway.no>, phone: +47 22 68 60 00)