BioRetired. Started as operator (1973), programmer (1974), programmer, analyst and system analyst (1977 -> ), entrepreneur 8 years period.
Studies: Student, Institure for electronic data processing, Helsinki University.
After retirement studies in different Unis; related Zoology and Geography.
Other education like courses during work period >30
Finnish, Swedish, English (and understanding of some other languages after some refreshments ;) )
Translator in to Finnish language for gui, documentation & tutorials, web sites, for several products like QGIS, GRASS (on going), Geopaparazzi
Translator also to some non-osgeo tutorials and open source applications which relate closely
Given lectures, organised seminars related to QGIS and GRASS
Active member of OSGeo Finland
Participation into several FOSS4G & FOSS4GE conferences
Other activities and hobbies
Worked as a volunteer >30 years in env.ngo in various positions
Chiropterology (a bat researcher)
Nature and sailing
phone: +358 400 804549 skype: karisalovaara email: kari DOT salovaara AT pp1 DOT inet DOT fi