Meet Håvard Nordlie Mathisen from Vivaldi

I joined Vivaldi a year ago. I am a part-time Wizard at Hogwarts, full-time gamer & nerd, a padawan of everything interesting.

At Vivaldi, I work within the JavaScript-realm. I usually develop small, nifty features (and fix a few bugs) that I think are useful for the users. When I don’t do that, I like to bother Stein and laugh with Tarquin.

I’ve always had a fascination for programming and code, especially the web, and have made my own small implementation of a social network in my spare time.

I’ve been using computers since the late 90s, playing games while sitting on my father’s arm. I found programming when I was around 14, but started knowing my way around code in 2017 and loved it since. Especially the sensation that you feel when you’ve been frustrated for a few hours because something isn’t working and then suddenly it is!

In my spare time, I like to play games. Both video games and board games, like Dungeons & Dragons, which I do once a week. In the summer I spend a lot of time on the golf course. I’ve been playing golf since I was 6 years old. But mostly I just spend my days in school these days, trying to learn new stuff and develop new skills.

During my holidays I like to travel if I can. I’ve been to 25 countries and wanna visit more when I have the time.

My favorite feature in Vivaldi is the Web Panels which I can’t live without.