Mobile Personal

Synchronized calendar and contacts

I’m a geek. I’m even a geek that try to stay organized, so I like to know that my data are backed up and available wherever I am. I see I still get some traffic from Google on a post that’s really not relevant any more, so this is sort of an update to that.


Google calendar is the hub of my calendar. Even though you don’t really like or use gcal it’s a great hub because there’s support for it in nearly every program that’s available. So from/to Google Calendar you can use:


For contacts it has always been sort of separate for phone and mail. With more and more happening on my phone it’s quite relevant to join these two registers. For contacts I guess the phone serves as some sort of hub. I use:

  • Goosync to sync contacts so they’re available in Gmail
  • ZYB to sync and clean up contacts (the merge duplicates feature is pretty nice). ZYB also has the surprising feature of updating your contacts with the latest information from Facebook. This also includes pictures, so suddenly I have avatars for many of my contacts.

I have a Nokia Series 60 phone, but Goosync which is used for both contacts and calendar only requires SyncML so it should work on many phones.


Moving on

As of january 2009 I’m moving on from BBS which has been my current employer.

It has been a difficult decison I really struggled with. BBS is both a good employer as well as a incredibly interesting place to be. The people, products and technologies are at the front of development in the banking sector in Norway, and sometimes also the Java community. I have learned so much, and the spirit and people of the eFaktura department have made going to work something I enjoyed every day.

So now I’m moving on and starting in Capgemini Norway in the position of technology leader for Java. There’s a lot going on, and the people I have met so far have been excellent. I am really looking forward to start as my head has been in two jobs for a little while now. It’ll be nice to have just one to focus on going forward. Exiting times. 🙂

See you in the new year! 🙂


JavaZone 2008 videos online

It’s been a little while since they were put online, but if you havn’t seen it check it out. These are my recommendations:

Check out the rest of the program for more great talks. These were my favourites from the ones I have seen. Should be many more good ones to discover there.