Håkan Blomqvist has programmed computers for utilities, sound and graphics since 1985 (has a background in the Commodore Amiga demoscene). He is based in Sweden. The span of his engineering experience covers a multitude of disciplines, ranging from the board level analog and digital hardware design, and assembly programming, all the way to C/C++ design and software architecture. Most of the projects he has done has been for UNIX and GNU/Linux systems and most of the projects today in modern C++. There are millions of users around the world, running software he has developed. From fortune 500, to goverments, to banks and so on.
When not writing books, Håkan enjoys doing sound design on his Waldorf Iridium desktop synthesizer and ASM Hydrasynth Deluxe synthesizer.