Jim Geovedi

Jim is a wizard, but most likely you'll meet him in jeans, t-shirt, and a laptop to cast a spell instead of cladded in a long robe wearing pointed hat and holding a wand. Like any other commoner-then-wizard, he was born and raised from a simple beginning in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia. He kicked off his wizardry life disguised as tech person specified in information security since the late 1990s. From there, his quest in seeking the most ultimate spell in technological advance is unstoppable.

As a self-taught wizard, Jim never went to any formal school of witchcraft and wizardry like Hogwarts or Ilvermorny. He started his quest by joining other wizards through IRC channels and actively involved in some researches. This had pushed the boundaries of multiple vulnerabilities found in computer networks that no other spells could fix. This had made Jim and his peers covered by international media outlets. Jim had frequently been invited to speak in international security conferences, sharing his experiences and research results around weak points in the computer and telecommunication systems. All of which he went by plane, although he wished long distance travelling using broomstick is somewhat normal.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing then budded his interest, specifically because he could ask something inanimate to do things people do without casting any spell. Like, making articles that summarise today's hottest topics, or translate a long text in foreign language that you had no idea what it's all about, or recommend items that you don't really need but will make you look superb.

While not trying to grow mouse ears or sprout leaves from his nose, Jim is a founder, advisor, and investor to some Internet companies. In recent years, he led a team of young witches and wizards to craft advanced spells.

His passion in music started because it's so excruciating to have cold wind brushing his ears while doing night flies. So, he composed his own electronic music, mainly Techno, and had become a producer and professional DJ ever since, pumped up the crowd of Walpurgis gatherings and achieved multiple nominations and awards. Oh, those muggles...

Jim currently resides in Jakarta, Indonesia, with his wife, Yolanda, and their three rescued dogs that sometimes served as subjects for his experiments in the art of potions.