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Big Thursday

Thanks to Lasse I have something to look forward to each week. Thursday skiing. I admit that I was the slowest, that I did not see anybody and since I am afraid to ski with the glasses I do not see signs either but I am sure that all the strong men who run away and not least my beloved Lasse and Co would save me if something goes wrong. very nice indeed. Everybody can join, thursday at 20.00, everybody will be faster than me.


Julebord 2014 – speach and pictures – thanks to all

Tri Erik Guttorm julebord

Almost 2 years have gone since I applied for this job in the spring 2013. I had an idea that it should be a challenging job but I could not predict that each day should be so interesting and I should learn so many new things.

The person database says that there are 127 employees at IDI, not counting guests like our dear emeriti and ERCIM post docs. Trond told us today that we are responsible for 7054 exams. You know that I like people more than numbers and I like each of you each day more, when I learn about your scientific achievements and your life fragments.

I could list a lot of numbers and successful stories about research and education. I am proud of each of you and it is a source of energy to get the attention and the time I get with you. The focus this evening is on people, the happy, nice, intelligent people in this room. I want to thank Birgit, Kai, Anders, and Kristin. I want to thank you all for being here this evening and make this evening into a nice experience for everybody and a good memory for those who are temporary here with us and will bring this positive memory about Norwegian Julebord to their world.

Six #phd #positions at @idi @ntnu #PhDlife @StudyinNorway

The Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering (http://www.ntnu.edu/ime) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has a vacancy for up to 6 PhD candidate positions at the Department of Computer and Information Science (http://www.ntnu.edu/idi).

Here more vacant positions at the department.


#Kodeløypa – coding is knowledge @ntnu

IDI has successfully run the first two pilots of Kodeløypa – an offer for schools which want to enable its pupils to become coders during school time!

We have a good dialogue and we are sponsors of Kodeklubben – an offer to boys and girls who want to become coders in their free time

The two offers are complementary and equally important.

sick today #nxtmediaconference #nfr #ikt2025 #idi

My diary
it is a tradition in my family and not only to always go to school, training, and work, but yesterday evening I had to give up my training and today I am staying at home since I in fact had temperature and almost no energy yesterday.

yesterday I participated to a big official work event, press was present, I do not want to write what it was, waiting for more official information to come, but I can say that I felt so happy, proud of one of IDI’s employee who was the focus person, overwhelmed by the amount of information, that I busted into tears and the managing director had to go out and collect handkerchiefs for me. Or may be I already had 39 Temperature as I had when I came home in the evening. Those who have been in school with me will think this is normal that I just cry like the women in Almodovar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, but I am now 49.5 years old, and press and photographers were there, and we are in Scandinavia not in the South. Anyway, there are only tears. One could do worst mistakes. Third time I cry as department head in 15 months.

Today I am at home and I will try not to work. I have the big dilemma if I should register for (both 12/11)
1. nxtmediaconference – this is very much related to ICEC2015
2. The Research Council organizes Startskudd for ny tiårig IKT-satsing – and this is very much in the core of what we do