Today is John-Magne Bredal's last day at Uninett.
I would like to take the time to acknowledge and thank John-Magne Bredal
for the work he has put into NAV for the past 16 years, both at NTNU and
He wrote his master's thesis on intrusion detection systems at NTNU
under the guidance of Vidar Faltinsen, while at the same time working
part-time on NAV development at the NTNU IT department. He graduated in
2002 and immediately started a full-time job at the NTNU IT department
at the same time I did.
Although he was working mainly with security at the time, he kept on
with NAV development, focusing on NAV's Cricket integration and SNMP
trap daemon, moving on to creating the Arnold detention system.
While Uninett took charge of NAV development when I moved there in 2006,
he kept on contributing from the NTNU side. He eventually moved on from
the networking section to the software development section of the IT
department, where he began honing his skills as a front end developer -
skills he also put into practice in NAV development.
In 2012, John-Magne was finally hired by Uninett to work full-time on
NAV development. Since 2012, John-Magne has helped architect the
redesigned NAV 4.0, introduced the NAV API and otherwise put much time
and effort into improving the NAV user experience.
Now, John-Magne is moving on to tackle the software needs of the
Norwegian health sector, at Hemit, and I would like to wish him the best
You will be missed :-)