Tuukka Hastrup's homepages

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Welcome to my homepages! - Tervetuloa tähän suuntaan

Perhaps you came here to find something, or maybe you're just a castaway on the Net. In any case I hope that you'll find what you are looking for, or something else interesting. The pages are over 15 years old now so please be understanding of the design.

I'd love to get your message, as long as you don't only release your anger =) Also suggestions and comments on these pages reach me by e-mail. (Tuukka.Hastrup@iki.fi)


Asphalt glittering,
only lone steps echoing
from the walls around.
Though others think it's still night
I'm striding in my morning.


My projects



I'm a Free Software developer living in Helsinki, Finland. I'm currently interested in user experience and open linked data.

Most of my experience is in developing software on Linux. My interests in general include programming languages, user interface concepts, technology marketing, and their integration on Internet scale. I want to adapt information technology for better usability all around the world, to advance the global human development. In 2010, I visited the OLPC deployment of Peru to support the grassroots Sugar efforts.

I've studied Computer science (esp. programming language theory and software engineering) with minors in Mathematics, Swedish and linguistics, and Technology business (esp. growth venturing). I've done research in the University of Jyväskylä (Fenfire project: graph-based user interface concepts) and in DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway (SIOC project: applying semantic web technologies to online communities such as distributed microblogging). In 2007, I co-founded a business that tried to develop a web-based database and mashup tool (long story short: we developed a prototype, interviewed for Y Combinator, couldn't continue without additional support).


Historical miscellanea: site information, a factbox featuring me, art gallery

Updated 2013-01-08.
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