Hi, I’m Berglind Ósk, a 31-year-old computer scientist from Iceland. Reading has been my passion since I was a little girl and I started very young to read poetry and write my own. I work as a software developer by day but am a superhero by night! Well, if you can call writing poetry a super power… Which I can, so I will!
My first poetry book, Berorðað, was released in early December 2016 so I can call myself officially a poet now! I’ve also been doing electronic music with my poetry and I think it’s so awesome! Is it weird that I sometimes put on my own poetry music and really enjoy it? I hope that just means that I’m really following my passion…
I really enjoy performing my art live and I feel that’s a big part of it! All my art is released under Creative Commons attribution license which means you can use it as you will, as long as you mention me as the author. I’ve also been experimenting with making videos and more are to come!
Can programming and poetry writing go together? YES! I wrote a script that takes a text input, and for each word in the text, the script outputs Google’s auto suggestion for that word. The output text can be amazing and I use this sometimes for inspiration
I’ve been going through a lot of personal development for the past years and my passion is to share my learnings with others, be it with poetry, blogs or giving talks. Lately, I’ve been giving talks about the Impostor Syndrome, sharing my experience and the tools I’ve used to overcome it. That’s something I want to do more of!
I also love to read (sci-fi is my fav right now), do yoga and meditate, cook vegan food, drink good coffee, listen to good music, play cards and board games with my son and family, watch occasional TV-show or movie (no Hollywood crap though) and enjoy my simple life. Other things I like to do, but could more of, is to travel and dance.