Hey everyone! My name is Hugi, I’m fairly new in the community.
Originally from Iceland, but I’ve spent most of my life in Stockholm, Sweden.
I’m currently working with @nadia and @alberto on Recode, but have been following news on the house in Morocco and will be visiting there in a couple of weeks.
My life is split between a few different areas:
A lot of my time recently has gone towards organising participatory culture spaces and events in Scandinavia. Specifically, I’m on the board of the community space the Node in Stockholm, on the board of the Borderland event.
I freelance as a software developer, mainly working web dev, but I’ve also worked in analytics and with databases. I’m also involved in a few open-source software projects related to participatory culture and organisations. They are aptly named Dreams and Realities.
Sometimes, I also do work in organisational consulting or with setting up structures for co-creative processes and events. Some of this is art related, which is a field I love working in.
Sometimes I get caught up in politics. In 2006, I was one of the founding members of the Swedish Pirate Party, and was the first chairman of its youth organisation, but I’ve not been directly involved with the Swedish pirates since 2008, though I keep in touch with them. In 2016 I was one of four election campaign managers for the Icelandic Pirate Party. In 2017, there were elections again, and I went back for a month then too. I’ve also been involved in the Alter Ego network. Occasionally, I write about politics.
Recently, many of my interests (analytics, politics, participatory) have converged in working on getting Edgeryders Recode off the ground.
My educational background is in biotechnology/bioinformatics engineering.
I’m happy to have joined such an awesome network! My friend proposed this theme song for EdgeRyders: