Hi, my name is Håkan Silfvernagel. I have 19 years’ experience of software development in various positions such as developer, tester, architect, project manager, scrum master, practice manager and team lead. I currently work as a consultant at Miles. Before becoming a consultant I have previously worked as a researcher within the field of human computer interaction in the process industry with a focus on process automation and robotics.
I have a broad educational background with a master's degree in Electrical Engineering, a master's degree in Behavioral Science and I am currently finishing a master's degree in Emotion Psychology. During my psychology studies I came across the field of affective computing which combines psychology with computer science. Taking into account the focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning of today I believe it is important to take the human factor into account and try to make our systems adapt to the way we function as humans.
I am also part of the local chapter of the Norwegian .NET User Group Oslo (NNUG).
In 2018 I have given (or will give) the following talks:
"Affective Computing - what is it and why should I care", Booster Conference, March 14, 2018
"An introduction to Blazor and Web Assembly", Norwegian .NET User Group Meetup, May 9, 2018
"An introduction to Blazor and Web Assembly", Bitshift User Group Meetup, May 30th, 2018
"The History of AI - what can we learn from the past?", Norwegian .NET User Group Meetup, June 5, 2018
"The History of AI - what can we learn from the past?", NDC Conferences, June 15, 2018
"Affective Computing - what is it and why should I care", JavaZone, September 13, 2018
" How to make a multi-lingual chatbot and use it in your Xamarin Forms application", Mobile Era, November 2, 2018