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Ragnvald Larsen is the program commiteee chair of FOSS4G 2018 as well as being part of the local organizational committee for FOSS4G 2018 to be hosted in Dar es Salaam.

Ragnvald has hold a Masters Degree in Geography ("hovedfag") from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He is not much of a paper writer, but contributes if necessary and within his field of expertise.

He is employed at the Norwegian Environment Agency. This is the executive body of the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment. In his current position as a chief engineer with the Directorate he work with serving, using and developing systems for environmental information data management. Procurement of external consultant services is part of this work.

Part of his time is used on the project Oil for Development where he contribute to the development of environmental data management systems in countries partner to Norway's development aid programs.

He tweets once in a while, makes a fair amount of maps and plays around with Geoserver, Geonode, QGIS and OpenLayers these days.