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Curriculum Vitae

Written 2010-06-23

Contact information

Robin Smidsrød
Vestre Ekeberg 32
3157 Barkåker

Work   phone: +47 33019468
Home   phone: +47 33019405
Mobile phone: +47 91593393


January 2005 - Present: Fagbokforlaget V&B AS (Bergen, Norway)
Senior developer: Development of an LCMS framework,
October 2003 - Present: Smidsrød Consulting (Tønsberg, Norway)
Self employed: IT consultant with focus in Linux, programming and computer security.
August 2002 - September 2003: MobiLife AS (Tønsberg, Norway)
Technical manager: Maintenance and development of the company's SMS and Internet solutions.
December 2001 - August 2002: WWW Norge AS (Tønsberg, Norway)
Development manager: Development of the hosting environment Etools. Technical maintenance of existing clients. Development of web applications in the web application framework Zope, utilizing database IBM DB2.
May 2001 - June 2001: IT-Akademiet Sandefjord (Sandefjord, Norway)
Teacher: Teacher for NIP (Practical Networking). Development of course to teach maintenance of Linux as a web server operating system. Teaching students to become technical managers.
October 2000 - December 2000: Vestfold University College (Horten, Norway)
Speaker: Speaker for 2nd grade web developer course. Hardening of computers operating on the Internet against hacking and unauthorized access. Cryptography and PKI.
December 1998 - December 2001: Syse Data AS (Tønsberg, Norway)
Technical manager: In charge of the ISP services in the company. Routing, monitoring and firewalling work. Primary Cisco equipment and Red Hat OS. Maintenance of Windows servers for local services. Development of web services and other system tools. Maintenance of and development in Interbase and MySQL databases. Retail sales of computer equipment. Ordering and return handling from distributors. Practically assistant general manager.
January 1999 - June 1999: Norwegian Navy (Drøbak, Norway)
Communications operator / Computer assistant: Operator of computer based communications for the Navy. Management and maintenance of a network of approx. 70 machines in 3 separate locations. High cryptographic security.
November 1996 - June 1998: Expert Stormarked Tønsberg AS (Tønsberg, Norway)
Salesman/technician: Sales of computers and other electronic equipment. Repairs and support of computer equipment. Development of photo negatives. Some sales experience with other household electronics, like refrigerators, washing machines etc.


June 2010: Vestfold University College (Horten, Norway)
Bachelor of Computer Science:
  • Graduated with top grades in all classes.
  • Subjects learned:
    • Object-Oriented programming (Java)
    • Software Design (UML)
    • Software Patterns (GOF)
    • Web development (PHP/HTML/CSS/JavaScript/Flash)
    • Databases (MySQL/Oracle/Relational theory)
    • Data structures and optimization
  • Bachelor thesis title: SVG in the current browser market
June 2010: Novell (Online)
Certification: CLA - Certified Linux Administrator.
June 2010: Novell (Online)
Certification: DCTS - Data Center Technical Specialist.
May 2000: Linux Professional Institute (Tønsberg, Norway)
Certification: LPIC-1 - Linux systems administrator.
October 1998: Norwegian Navy (Bergen, Norway)
Certification: Computer communications operator.
September 1998: Norwegian Navy (Stavanger, Norway)
Certification: Fiber optics and cable termination.
September 1998: Norwegian Navy (Stavanger, Norway)
Military service: Basic military training in the Norwegian Navy.
June 1997: Tønsberg maritime VGS (Tønsberg, Norway)
High school: Finished high school. Specialization in IT systems development, databases and IT maintenance. Elective courses: Traffic/driving theory.
June 1994: Andebu u.skole / Høyjord barneskole (Andebu, Norway)
Elementary/middle school: Finished elementary and middle school. Elective courses: German and volleyball.


August 2007 - present: Tønsberg Camera Club (Tønsberg, Norway)
Photographer: Member of the local amateur camera club.

Active skills

Hardware/software troubleshooting: Advanced
Since 1996: In use regularly.
Windows desktop administration: Advanced
Since 1996: In use daily.
Linux server administration: Advanced
Since 1997: In use daily.
TCP/IP networking: Advanced
Since 1999: In use regularly.
MySQL database administration: Advanced
Since 1999: In use regularly.
Web development: Advanced
Since 2000: In use daily.
Linux firewalling and routing: Advanced
Since 2000: In use regularly.
Perl programming: Advanced
Since 2000: In use daily.
PostgreSQL database administration/development: Advanced
Since 2000: In use daily.
Software design and architecture: Advanced
Since 2002: In use daily.
Digital photography: Intermediate
Since 2006: In use regularly.
Java development: Intermediate
Since 2008: In use regularly.
Android application development: Beginner
Since 2010: In use regularly.

Inactive skills

Oracle database development: Beginner
2008 - 2008 Last use in college.
IBM DB2 database administration: Beginner
2002 - 2002: Last use at WWW Norge.
Interbase database administration: Advanced
2000 - 2001 Last use at Syse Data.
Cisco IOS administration: Intermediate
1999 - 2001: Last use at Syse Data.


Norwegian: Fluent
Mother tongue.
English: Fluent
Since elementary school: In use daily.
German: Beginner
Since middle school: Last use 1996 (high school).


Edvin Syse: General manager, Syse Data AS
Former employer: +47 93068500,
Frode Rustøy: Senior Developer, Grieg Multimedia AS
Former co-worker: +47 92416693,
Viggo Holmstedt: Professor, Vestfold University College
Former teacher: +47 33031221,

Additional information

I am an avid amatuer photographer and a home cinema enthusiast. Can be quite the perfectionist. I'm not just interested in getting the job done, but doing it in the right way.