Category Archives: life

@WorkWorkTrd @ljosland

inspired after meeting with Marius Thorvaldsen, Jone, and one of my heroes since late 90’s, Borgar Ljosland.

we discussed “la bellezza e’ negli occhi di chi la guarda”, education, research, innovation, young girls and technology, with our eyes toward gaming, Trondheim as a talent magnet and playful arena. Here the kodeløypa page and video



The LITTLE DOORMAID @ntnu @patricia_lago

The short story Tappetina is now available in English as The LITTLE DOORMAID. I have sent 30 copies  to print so I can distribute it at the weLead Workshop 14/6. However if you see big mistakes, there is time to print it again. So tell me. I have used for the translation, good service.

Some sentences:

LITTLE DOORMAID silently got out of the house to go to work without wearing any makeup after having prepared Leti, Eli, Betta and Lalla, her little four nieces that live with her. Inside the elevator, she has turned into DOORY OPENER, mascara, lipstick and Armani pant dress. DOORY OPENER is on a special mission to Turin.

DOORY OPENER has only one precise and quantifiable goal on her mind: she has to save the anti-garbage algorithm. By rescuing it, she will not only save humanity from the garbage but also her doormat friend Sissi from the fear common to the doormat women, the fear of never being good enough.

Thanks to Patricia Lago, Laura Giarre’, Monica Divitini who always act as Door Opener to me when I have my doormat moments. Thanks to professor Reidar Conradi who is my role model for gender and internationalization issues and not only. Thanks to Geir Øien for believing in weLead. Thanks to all NTNU weLeaders, especially to Laura Georg, Anniken Karlsen, Soudabeh Khodambashi, Birgit Krogstie, Kirsti Elisabeth Berntsen, Anna Mavroudi, Sofia Papavlasopoulou, Katja Maria Abrahamsson, Katina Kralevska, Kerstin Bach, Anne Elster, Özlem Özgöbek, Faegheh Hasibi. Thanks to Uncle Doormaid, alias Door Opener Geir Høydalsvik.

#tomorrow @EU_H2020 @ntnu @MarieCurie_NCP

Tomorrow at 9.00 I will wish welcome (on behalf of IME) to the candidates who come to NTNU to prepare their  Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Individual Fellowship (IF). Great honor.

I am my self supervisor of Ilias Pappas who is preparing an application. At IDI we are very proud that Patrick Mikalef has get one such prestigeous fellowship with supervisor John Krogstie.

Program of the ws: Program FI IME juni

Ilias and I – we look quite worried but we are very optimistic in fact 🙂

sosial itovasjon 3

do you miss Italy?

It must be the question I have heard most. What to say? Not always. Sometimes. I miss my grandmother more, I would like to say. Or I miss my died ones, those who died too young, how would they look like now? What would they say? Those who live, I do not miss them, I talk to them each day, several times a day, small whatApp message with my mother and sisters, or wordfeud games with Laura and now Michela on faceboost, not facebook faceboost. And yes I miss papaveri, oleandro, salvia, rosmarino, lavanda, how do you say papaveri e papere? Eurecom now!

#grant #Welead #Trondheim #IEEE @ntnu @universitetsavis @imefakultet

NTNU is organizing a world-class technology management conference in June 13-15, 2016 in Trondheim ( In June-14th, the WeLead program is organizing a special workshop in the conference titled “1st International Workshop on the Leadership of Women in Computing Science “.

Welead (sponsored by IME faculty) program grants 20 participants to attend the workshop.  You can participate with/without submitting a paper at the workshop. Participants who need to travel to Trondheim can get reimbursed their travel costs from WeLead program. 

Our workshop runs from lunch to Gala dinner held in the evening. We have a world known keynote speaker prof. Patricia Lago from the Netherlands delivering the keynote.

The special theme for this year is “Mentorship Framework”

Workshop Program

  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 – 15:00 Workshop session 1
    • 13:30 – 14:15 Keynote talk: Novel Perspectives on Mentoring in Computer Science
      Speaker: Prof. Patricia Lago, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    • 14:15 – 15:00 Talk: What helps towards inclusion: Girls and data projects
      Speaker: Prof. Vivian Lagesen, NTNU

    • 14:45 – 15:00 Short paper presentations
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
  • 15:30 – 17:00 Workshop session 2

    • 15:30 – 16:15 Short paper presentations
    • 16:15 – 17:00 Closing talk: Love IT and Students
      Speaker: Prof. Maria Letizia Jaccheri, NTNU
  • Gala dinner at Kristiansten Fortress – Restaurant Kommandanten

Please indicate your plans of participation (even without the 1-page abstract) to  Soudabeh at and Letizia Jaccheri


– Kirsti Elisabeth Berntsen: The making of positive circles: Inclusion of women to computer science

– Laura Georg: How do we start the snowball effect: Social Media for Trust in Professional Female Networks

– Ozlem Ozgobek: Cultural Differences and Mentorship

– Letizia Jaccheri: Mentoring or not mentoring this is the question

– Birgit R. Krogstie: Self-efficacy: A tool for reflection in mentoring

– Anniken Karlsen and Letizia Jaccheri: WeLead as a force in the aftermath of the NTNU merger

– Anna Mavroudi: Women and men-dominated working environments and mentorship

– Soudabeh Khodambashi: Critical success factors in mentoring

#books #selfconfidence Tappetina & Tina Tapper

When I was in Australia I wrote the short novel Tappetina and Tina Tapper. Tappetina and Tina Tapper is the may be the most valuable piece of text I have written since it is about self confidence.

I promise I translate this and give as a present to weLead participants. Hopefully I manage before Pekka’s conference,


Kjærlighet og Computer #tanum 33 years with #CS


I am fixing my blog and I found out that it is still possible to buy the book Kjærlighet og Computer, now on tanum. I is strange that I never get a single Kr. from the sells in Norway. I should try to follow up, not so much for the money but to find out how many books have been sold since 2006. It is called Love and Computer 20 years with Computer Science, but since I wrote it first in 2003 it is now 33 years of love with Computer Science.