Mikkel Kirkgaard Nielsen, fellow/supporter #2603, is a free culture and free software proponent based in the Western part of the Jutland peninsula of Denmark, Scandinavia.
Equipped with a curious and investigative mind, I have an interest in most sciency subjects but especially computing and technology related stuff. I am a generalist, and pursue to develop a holistic view of how any subsystem of the universe fits into the big picture, as much as understanding the nitty gritty details. As such especially legal & privacy issues and the impact of technological advances on society catches my drift.
I am a free software user sine 1997 where unauthorised installations of Red Hat vWhatever on university workstations fuelled the discovery of distributed software development and the free software communities. In 1999 I bought my first x86 based computer (bein an Amiga user until then), and experienced the lacking corporate support of the open community.
Professionally my bachelor degree in electrical and electronics engineering (b.sc. EE) has allowed me the privilege to be able to work with embedded free software for more than a decade, as well as bringing along non-embedded experiences. This has primarily been middle-ware and system application development against the POSIX api and stitching together embedded devices using GNU/Linux systems.
Having been employed in the more closed private enterprise, my merits in the community are quite low, but I would like to improve on that. As a part of this endeavour I have have been offering my mind's attention as a freelancer/consultant since 2021.