About me


My name is Geir Engdahl. I am a Norwegian guy born in ’83. Currently, I hold a master’s degree in applied mathematics. I’ve worked for Google as a software engineer for three years, and I’m currently working as an independent developer.

My interests range from running around and jumping over stuff (search for parkour to see what I’m talking about), to environmental and energy / resource scarcity issues, to science and computer science in particular. I’m passionate about math and computer science education, and I’m coaching the Norwegian team in the International Olympiad in Informatics.

To me, mathematics combined with the awesome power of the computer, is the ultimate tool. A sword that can cut through all kinds of problems where all else fails. Mathematics is the one discipline that will enhance your understanding of all others. To take one example of an unexpected application: Math can revolutionize advertising, making it more relevant to the user and more profitable to the advertiser. This is what I did while working for Google, developing the Conversion Optimizer for AdWords.

Bringing it all back together: I firmly believe that to prosper in the future, we need to think of resources differently. Eliminate waste. Optimize everything. Do more with less. This is the common theme in the projects I’m working on now. I also take on consulting and development projects for external clients. I thrive with projects that need mathematical optimization, world-class algorithms expertise and strong coding abilities. If it is an environmental project or involves maps, that’s even better. And if you want to change the world, I believe I can help.


4 Responses to “About me”

  1. […] Author: Geir Engdahl Published: August 26, 2007 Link: http://gebweb.net/blogpost/2007/08/26/optimize-your-trips/ Excerpt: “A while ago, I made OptiMap, a Google Maps mashup that will take a number of locations and give you the best way to visit all of them. By best, I mean fastest. Since then, I have been exposed to various ideas on applications for this tool. One is in the real-estate business, where prospective home buyers want to visit a number of houses for sale.” […]

  2. […] Author: Geir Engdahl Published: January 25, 2012 Link: https://code.google.com/p/google-maps-tsp-solver/ Excerpt:“This component enables Google Maps API developers to compute the fastest route that visits a given set of locations.” […]

  3. ernest purcell says:

    Hi Geir,

    Do you offer your Optimap as a service? My company is interested in using it to optimize routes for our business. Thank you in advance for your reply.

    Ernest Purcell

  4. Alexandre says:

    Hi Geir,

    Optimap seams not to be running any more (even pressing shift while reloading).
    Did you shut it down?

    Best regards,


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