Photographed by Rachelle Derouin.
Do you think it is fact or fiction that people assume people who work in tech have bad fashion sense?
"From my experience, and generalizing a lot, it's true. But, who is to say what is good and bad taste? Everything is relative. It's clear though that this industry has a lot of people who simply don't care about their personal presentation, which I think is common for people in general, and not a bad thing. In fact, I think it's great — it might mean that such a person is simply very comfortable in how they are perceived."
What's the biggest fashion offense you've personally witnessed?
"There are so many terrible sandals. Dressing feet is a delicate matter that can easily end up on the far wrong side of the spectrum of beautiful–horrendous."
Are you currently single — we have to ask!
"Indeed I am."
If single, what are you looking for in a potential lady? Does she have to be tech-savvy?
"The people I connect the best with usually have different interests and views on life. An intimate relation with someone who works with very similar things in the same industry might not be a great thing. What will we be talking about? Will we already share a couple of friends? No, I'd rather meet someone who has a major interest — or, spends her life pursuing something — that is a minor or medium interest of mine, and vice versa."
What neighborhood do you live in and what is your favorite part of living there?
"Dolores Park. It's quiet, green, and warm, but close to the Mission, Castro, and Hayes Valley with good coffee shops, bars, and friends. Most of my friends live within a short walk from here."
What do you think is the most exciting aspect of San Francisco right now?
"Being in the industry I am, I'd say this is the largest kitchen with the most magic and positive turbulence right now. Generally speaking, San Francisco also appeals to my European and Scandinavian human values, like taking it a bit slower, than a place like New York City, and the stronger taking care of the weaker."