Christianto Sahat was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. He decided to find a job abroad and see the world because "the trees in the village don't teach me anything anymore". He graduated from the local university in Electronics Engineering with digital design skill, and then switched to software development, especially, Java technology and Liferay portal. He has been working on many projects in insurance, banking and public sector projects for many years, and now works as a freelance portal developer specializing in Liferay portal development. He enjoys all kinds of water and sea sports such as from wind surfing, diving, and underwater hockey. Currently he lives in Singapore.