Stian has a Master degree, and soon a PhD, in cryptography and a bachelor degree in computer engineering. He is most comfortable as a backend developer, but will gladly take on other challenges as well. Through his education as a cryptographer he has developed a great interest for computer security.

He gets very committed when he start working on new projects. He strives to get an understanding of the system as a whole, not just the parts needed to perform his tasks. He is social and cooperates well with other people.

Stian enjoys an evening with board games, or other social gatherings. He also appreciates a night at home with his girlfriend and a TV-series or a movie. Stian has a taste for good beer. Every now and then he will brew an IPA or wheat bear at home. During summer Stian likes to go hiking, and during winter he prefers downhill skiing.