“Adaptable problem solver with a thirst for knowledge”
I have been working in the software industry for over 7 years now, and even though the road has been bumpy, I don’t regret a single second of it! My experiences have been quite varied, from creating games to full blown web-based intranet platforms. Because of this variation and these experiences I’ve found that recently I’ve acquired a thirst for front-end development and anything web related, which can range from mobile apps to web-based SaaS solutions. The fact that you can create ANYTHING with almost nothing is an exhilarating feeling. It’s one of the major reasons that keeps me going; the only limit is my imagination.
I absolutely love to travel and experience new cultures (and food!) when the opportunity presents itself. My goal in life is to visit as many places and experience as many different cultures as I possibly can. So far I can cross off Europe and half of Asia from my list, and I look forward to many more exciting adventures to come.
“I am an autodidact web standards zealot, member of the Knights order of Blue Beanies. ”
What do I do when I am not a proud nerd? Well, I am still being a proud nerd – the only difference is that you will probably see me on my Ducati motorcycle.
“I am really technology unbiased and believe that there are valuable lessons to be learned from spelunking around with other languages and stacks.”
In the middle of the ever changing, constantly evolving and continuously innovating universe that we like to call the Software Industry, you will find me rubbing my hands together. I love the fact that I have been working for over a decade in this industry but I can still turn on my computer every morning and have an almost infinite stream of new things to explore. Combine that with the inherited relationship that this industry has with problem solving, and I could not see myself working with anything else.
I am a strong advocate of Open-Source software and I spend a huge portion of my “off hours” programming time working on various Open-Source projects. The crown jewel amongst these projects is the industry changing web framework, Nancy (of course, fully MIT licensed!).
Even though I mainly work with the .NET stack, I am really technology unbiased and believe that there are valuable lessons to be learned from spelunking around with other languages and stacks. Why? Simply because there is no such thing as a silver bullet and the old saying, “Choose the right tool for the job.” couldn’t be more relevant now that we find ourselves in the busiest and most rapidly evolving era of our industry.
“I like to write and think about code…that is, until I get my Tour-card!”
When I'm not reading about new technologies or trying out new frameworks, I spend my time at the golf course (when the weather allows for it) or in the gym. These activities suits me perfectly, because when I'm walking up to that 250m drive, or catching my breath after bench-pressing 100kgs (-40...), I utilize these small moments to think about my current projects. Those moments often generate small chunks of code or solution epiphanies. The hard part is to remember those eureka-bursts and bring them to work the next day...
“I’m a passionate software developer with a love of sports”
My second life is sport - I like football, training at the gym and I also enjoy martial arts! When I’m not programming or doing something sporty, I love to hang out with my family.
I’m originally from Siberia and am really enjoying it here in Sweden! You may think it gets cold in Stockholm during the winter, but it’s nothing compared to the -35 temperatures back there! I just need to get my head around the language!
I’m really excited to be working with passionate and highly professional people who love what they do, and that’s why I’m proud to be a part of tretton37.
“I fell in love with coding, I just hope coding loves me back”
I've been lucky enough to study interaction design up until now, so I tend to think about code and design. User experience and design thinking both come in handy while developing; at the end of the day, it all boils down to creating something that people not only need, but love!
So I approach coding in a UX point of view - creating (re)usable and sexy code. Plus my curiosity drives me every day to strive for better solutions. Constantly improving everything I get my hands on is kind of my motto. It applies to almost everything I do: whether it's finding new alternatives to libraries or my inline skating routes. I am also a big fan of live-action and animation series, skiing and snowboarding.
“I'm a self-taught developer with a passion for protecting the environment”
I’ve always had a green spirit. As a young boy, I attached a rake to my bicycle to collect garbage in a nearby park. As a young adult, I started changing my diet, supporting different environmental causes and making conscious lifestyle choices to reduce my ecological footprint. I recently moved to a house in Veberöd with my wife, 2 kids and 2 cats and we're taking small steps towards creating a self sustaining home . Being a DIY kind of guy, the house gives me ample opportunity to fix, improve and learn new skills outside of the digital world. The green surroundings and easy access to nearby forests and lakes satisfies my desire to be out in nature as much as possible.
“I live to learn”
I remember reading all those thick encyclopedias to check historical facts and learn what others have already invested knowledge in and hoping that one day I might have a space on those pages. I grew up to realize that we don’t need those big heavy books with thousands of pages, the publishing companies or authorities to approve what I know and what I share. That is the era of world wide web; there's tons of information waiting to become someone else’s knowledge.
Although I have always had an interest in biology related subjects, after entering my university education I found that I had a passion for information technologies and realized now I can contribute to the general knowledge and be use of someone. Although I was not motivated to chose that profession in the beginning but after working in it, and being embraced by it, I have realized the possibilities. The possibility of having somewhat of an effect in the flow of life. I am in absolutely delight to be in this line of profession and never want to let it go!
My journey started at university in Istanbul, Turkey, and continued to Binghamton, USA, before moving on to Lund, Sweden. I have learned that the languages are not the most important tool, but our learning is. In order to become an important tool, I want to keep learning about anything that I come across or at least have an idea what they are about such as new frameworks, new tools, that cool script etc.
But, life is not all about work, I also enjoy sitting on my couch pretending to be a cat, and watching some TV series. When I am out of cat mode, I do many things in order to be classified as human such as reading, going out, having a drink or two with my husband, having fun with friends, traveling and eating good food.
“I am a Software Architect obsessed with designing practical technical solutions for the world’s most difficult problems... and I also like coffee.”
When I broke my second tape recorder, my father told me that he would not buy me another one – that was the moment when I grabbed the BASIC manuals and learned how to make my first program. 25+ years later, I continue with the same passion for learning new technologies and developing the coolest software solutions. I love to discuss ideas and make them happen while trying to improve myself and the system.
In my free hours, I like to spend time with my family, explore the world and discover new places.
“I once thought I would be a doctor. At least until I met my first computer!”
With more than two decades of experience I’ve worked with most things from developer to agilista to manager and back again. I was born in Pascal, fostered in C/C++ and reborn in Java. I still believe that ”code matters” — second only to the ever important factor: people. The latter explains why I enjoy working with teams in highly technical areas. Over the years I have worked on everything from gaming to enterprise systems, from small startups to international corporations.
Back in the nineties I discovered by chance the joy of competence development in the form of sharing knowledge. If programming is fun during workdays, wouldn’t coding the whole weekend with friends be even more fun?! So we’d haul our heavy desktops with their fat screens around Sweden to meet and hack things out. It was such a joy and a great exercise too. Ever since then I have been doing a mix of speaking, writing and arranging events in various forms.
So what makes me tick? As a coder it’s the joy of having crafted something beautiful or solving a hard bug on a Friday afternoon. With people and teams, it’s great to see them grow beyond their own expectations.
In my spare time I code – can’t help myself – renovate old houses and go hiking/mountain biking/skiing with my family.
“I'm living my childhood dream”
I knew as a kid what I wanted to be. When the other little tykes wanted to be policemen, movie stars or fire trucks, I wanted to be a programmer.
More specifically, I wanted to move to California and be a games programmer at Sierra On-Line, because that seemed like the absolutely coolest thing ever. For some reason I never got far with games programming, Sierra closed down and my life took a different path - down the route of more enterprisey things.
I started out fresh out of high school as a rent-a-worker via one of the - then - major staffing companies in Sweden, clicking on buttons in the correct order with a good pace - as you are quite often confined to do when you're young and without education. Before long, however, I realised I could do more and started improving the tools at the company I was rented out to (and later on employed by), giving me a taste of what was to come. Fast forward a couple of years and I'm out and away into the big world outside the first job, but at least at this point I'm a programmer.
Since then, years have flown by and languages and frameworks have come and gone, but I'm still doing what I dreamt of doing as a kid - albeit in a slightly different market than I anticipated.
“I am a skateboard-riding customer relations Ninja with a great passion for making business relationships productive and fun.”
Through my career, I have gone by the axiom that the first delivery is the easy part, the real trick is to perform in such way that we are invited back again and again by the customer. I try to adhere to the customer’s wishes, but once in a while I disagree and challenge their perception and try to find a new way of thinking/acting.
'Finding new ways' is a nice way of describing rule breaking, which at times may be not only desirable, but also necessary. At tretton37, we challenge old ways in order to make the future a better place. On a personal level, I am married and have two sons. When the schedule permits, I devote as much time as possible to a 3-decade-long-passion for Skateboarding (mostly Transition & Vertical, but all kinds of board riding are cool).
“If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in”
We have come a long way from being the "basement" nerds that nobody wants to talk to, to the modern day mixed media served image of money filled (super-rich)-enterpreneur-programmer(which is sadly just a few lucky ones). So where is the truth? What are we, where are we? How do we manage to form a picture of ourselves and what we want to accomplish in today’s diversity of technologies and approaches to software development?
I know it maybe not much, but I've been involved for quite a while both as an amateur since I was a little kid typing random programs in Basic on my Commodore 64 back in the 90's, then professionally since 2005, all the way up until today. Still to this day, what satisfies me most is being able to do something good for people, help people, and make their lives just a little bit easier. That is what keeps me going forward, and that is why I chose this profession.
Having dealt with a plethora of technologies and programming languages in the past, in the last few years I've settled for C# .Net backend of large systems with (mostly) millions of users. I also like to think of myself as a specialist in performance optimization of such systems.
When I’m not programming, I mostly drink beer, play Xbox and watch football. I also do a little bit of working out...
“I am a Functional Lead/Product owner with excellent communication skills, handling software requirements the same way as I handle a slope in the Alps: like a pro.”
During my six years in the IT business, I have worked very closely with the development, testing and processes of information systems, which has given me a very good insight into what it takes for a product to be successful and generate value.
This experience has been used in different roles where I have handled stakeholders, planned for product road-maps, and guided teams developing the product. My attitude to my work is the same as to my everyday life: keep it simple and keep it fun. Focus should be on the solution – not the problem – and in my opinion there is a solution to everything.
“Take a break? - I'll have plenty of time for that when I'm dead!”
In the early nineties, I met the love of my life; the internet. After chatting with some really shady people on IRC-clients like Pirch32 and later mIRC I discovered HTML-coding and built my very own "homepage". Knowing that there are a couple of good archiving services out there I will not disclose the address - but let's just say that I wasn't very good. Realizing this, I turned to more mainstream and less impressive software like ICQ and Dreamweaver. I played Quakeworld on a dial-up 28.8 kbit modem which almost drove my family mad - needless to say the two-channel ISDN was a blessing (until the bill came).
I dropped the gaming and IT (with the exception of early versions of Counter-Strike) and took an entirely different road for about 10 years before I got back into IT as a tech support employee for an ISP. Realizing that I could no longer control the longing to be around nerds I stayed - but I didn't really find the right people until I joined tretton37. I’m extremely proud to be a part of the family, and I love being able to contribute with my knowledge, passion and dedication to the team.
I am a social guy, playful, yet professional - with a big heart and an analytic mind. I would love to say that I do extreme sports, compete in MMA or arm-wrestle professionally but fact of the matter is; I don't. My superpower is that I make the people around me happy and I am always curious about learning new things and meeting interesting people; which is why I can't wait to talk to you, dear reader!
“I like leaving everything in a better state than how I found it”
Creating something from nothing, making use of platforms and abstractions to achieve great things efficiently, working as a team towards a common and sometimes unclear goal...these are just some of the reasons as to why I love my profession!
I thrive in being a part of a team that takes responsibility; where any developer can take an idea, and together with the rest of the team - and organisation - make it a reality. I don't want to be afraid of any part of the solution; backend, frontend, automated testing, deploy, processes etc. This puts high demands on myself as a person to never stop being curious - to avoid becoming irrelevant. There are so many different ways to solve a problem, all with a long list of pros and cons.
When I get off work I like to wind down by watching movies and tv-shows. I also do a lot of different activities with my friends; eat hamburgers, play board games, discgolf, floorball, street hockey, ice hockey, climbing etc. Variation is the spice of life!
I started coding in my spare time when I went to law school. Since coding was so much more fun than law school I decided to pursue coding full time as soon as I finished my degree. Since then I have worked mainly with e-commerce.
I am very happy to be part of the tretton37 family, a company that - to me - represents cutting edge skills and knowledge sharing. I hope I can continue to develop my own skills here and that my goal of becoming a full stack ninja can be fulfilled.
When I am not coding I like to spend time with my wife and my two kids.
“I am a devoted software developer with a love for creating software solutions that are easy to understand, comfortable to maintain, and fun to develop.”
I have a strong focus on quality and on keeping code clean and simple – to me less is more. I bring experience from a large variety of systems, having worked with software architecture and development in products ranging from low level real-time systems, to high order .NET solutions. I am also a true team player with great social skills and I bring a positive energy that drives productivity in the teams that I am part of.
When I’m not developing software, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, trying out new and delicious recipes in the kitchen, or going out for a run.
“I strive to create software that helps the user to effectively solve tasks that are important to them, whilst letting them enjoy themselves as they do so”
All my life I have enjoyed well designed products, both virtual and physical. To me that means that the product is aesthetically pleasing and also highly usable. On the other hand, bad design can frustrate me to no end. The book “The design of Everyday things” by Don Norman opened my eyes to just how much bad design we have to put up with in our modern society, everything from simple products like doors that don’t give any hints if they should be pushed or pulled to software that crashes and tells you that you experienced error 4787 and no other information about what just happened or what should be done about it. This made me want to create nice things to help people out in their everyday lives, and as I spend most of my time in front of a screen in some shape or form, I chose software development as my path to doing so.
When developing software my primary focus has always been end user experience. Nothing makes me happier than interacting with a user group or customer to create the most aesthetic and effective tools possible. However, I have realized that building software is a tricky business, to achieve external quality there needs to be internal quality. This has made me broaden my interest from the UI to all application layers.
In my spare time I enjoy looking at expensive things I can’t afford, mostly furniture or electronics. I also play squash and pretend that I’m a runner. Gaming and movies are two other interests, and - of course - hanging out with friends, often in the company of nice beer or coffee.
“I am a hippie at heart who happened to end up on the serious side of the line.”
Last winter, somebody in California asked me what was the most extreme sport I’ve done so far. I answered immediately that it’s doing business in the IT-industry. He laughed. And I don’t know if he actually got what I meant. What I was trying to say is that in all extreme sports, you get a temporary rush of adrenaline and the kick will eventually disappear within a maximum of one hour after the activity is done. If you deal with this, you’ll just enjoy the permanent rush 24/7 and for life. You become a junky!
Yes, I believe I’ve become a junky. Over the last year, while I was taking a break from the industry, I realized that I love my job and I love the IT-industry. I already knew it but I’ve never thought that I would miss it so much. I’m telling you, I’ve seriously had some hard time fighting against my abstinence from creating something big!
I do enjoy being in this dynamic business that changes everyday. I love being in touch with so many creative and driven people around me. I love creating new things, helping our clients, and working under extreme stress and pressure. I enjoy having a role with a lot of responsibility and working within a team that has a common goal and purpose in life.
So, if I’m not getting my daily dose of adrenaline at tretton37, you can see me jumping from airplanes, diving in caves, or on my motorbike riding to some undiscovered destination.
“I’m a country girl who ended up in the tech-business spending my time finding a needle in a haystack”
I started my career in finance but my curiosity for “how does it work” led me towards the technology industry, and even if I can’t speak code (yet) I’ve started to understand the lingo pretty well. I meet developers almost every day and the first meeting with a new candidate is always exciting; will they be the perfect match? I believe it’s not always about finding the most qualified candidate but the right candidate to match our values and culture at tretton37.
As a recruiter it’s crucial that I am able to communicate the uniqueness of tretton37 to potential colleagues. While this may sound challenging, it’s really easy when you work for a company that has – and lives by – values that you can stand for.
Out of office hours I like to travel to new and exciting places. I lived in the Alps for a while, and downhill skiing is a great passion of mine. I also like to play golf and have just started a new hobby – crosswords!
“I balance my skills in developing mobile platform solutions with a keen interest in exquisite cuisine and jazz.”
For the last couple years, I've had the privilege of taking on multiple roles within the same project. Starting with requirements, I eventually moved to development with the team, then to multi-national pilots.
Currently we're enjoying the crescendo: a very successful global rollout! To recharge, I like spending my time in the kitchen. A nice dinner among friends gives me all the energy I need to create another masterpiece.
“Yes, I am a web developer and no, I won't make you a website for free”
I also love being outdoors - either hiking or climbing, and inside you'll find me playing the drums or the PS3. I also love cuddly animals!
“I'm a software architect with a strong passion for quality and good old fashioned knowlege sharing. I may also have a mild OCD.”
I value simple designs that clearly communicate their intent through code that is both expressive and clean. The sight of a well crafted piece of software always fills me with a sense of joy.
Another thing I find extremely rewarding is to exchange knowledge with the community. I like to actively take part in the conversation by blogging and speaking at conferences and user groups about the subjects that I'm most passionate about. I'll talk to anyone who will listen about object-oriented design, unit testing, architecture and, occasionally, coffee making.
In my spare time I contribute to AutoFixture, an open source library for .NET. AutoFixture helps alleviate some of the friction experienced when doing Test-driven development, by making it easier to generate test data.
When not in front of a computer, I spend time with my family or go out for a long run.
“I have a love affair with both the technological and the soft aspects of our industry.”
I’m an always-learning developer, architect and coach with a crush on Mobility and the web. There are just so many possibilities when you can reach the world from a device that you always carry. And we are just in the early stages of this era, imagine 10 years from now!
The great thing about software development is the fact that it includes so many social aspects like communication and team work, as well as being a never-ending technological evolution. Many people see this as a technology race and that’s just wrong, technology will never win the race against people, even if it’s named Skynet.
The last couple of years I have focused on how we communicate, organize, produce, and deliver software in a specific team or in a specific organization. It may be in the form of using different agile practices, or how we conduct continuous improvement and change the way we work.
Beside this I’m a TV-series nerd with a huge amount of unnecessary knowledge. For your information, The Shield has won 2 Golden Globes :)
“I like when complex problems can be solved with simple code. Much like when Barcelona makes passing the football look so simple.”
I've spent the last 10 years building products for e-commerce and web content management and have worked on some of the largest e-commerce projects in Sweden. Being a consultant/ninja is a lot different but also a lot of fun. And it's nice to see that the skills and experience I've gathered come to good use. I like clean code, low friction architecture and I always try to think of the guy coming after me to work with the code.
I'm a skateboarder at heart, but don't go out and ride as much as I would want to. I'm also a big football fan and my girlfriend and I go to Olympia to see most of Helsingborg IF's home games (she's a bigger HIF fan than me). My team is Barcelona...
“I'm a generalist who happily moves between coding for the sheer joy of it and producing systems with clear business value.”
I see no conflict between making profit and doing good. The important thing is that you care. Then all the rest will follow.
I love code. It can be the most beautiful thing. But it can also taunt you and infuriate you. It can teach you and open new worlds. It can be your own special gem or it can be shared. It can reveal the soul of its creator or be the most impenetrable mist. But by definition it is always alive (well nearly always anyway). And just like other forms of life it is made up of the simplest building blocks imaginable, combined according to a few simple rules, yet creating forms of dizzying power and complexity. It's a never-ending love affair.
I'm also passionate about my family, playing Go, and playing and watching golf. And I can spend hours watching chemistry lectures on the Net, monitoring current affairs across the globe or cooking far-too-complex dinners. In short, when I do something I do it to the max.
“Machines help us to build a better world”
It all started with my interest for better graphical interfaces, so back in school we (almost) developed a copy of Windows GUI for DOS (Windows, buttons, textboxes, other UI elements) from scratch using Pascal and BGI graphics copying the same behaviour as it was back then in Windows 95. We had only one example of an interface to look at because Macintosh was not so popular in 00s in Ukraine. I was in the process of finishing my secondary school and thinking about future path to take.
Having focused my knowledge in Mathematics and Physics I decided to try out Electrical Engineering and Radio Electronics in high school. That one just wasn't for me, so I quickly dropped it and I signed up for Computer Science programme the year after. It felt natural for a guy who had a passion for computers and such with good reason to become a professional developer. After some years in university (and learning C# and .NET in general) I took my first job as .NET developer and my career started from there.
I believe that machines help us to build a better world. We discover thousands of ways how we can use them and humanize them and automate everything. The thing that motivates me the most is the web (alongside IoT) and that is why I am passionate about web development. I just love clean code, functional programming and lots of web stuff out there.
I enjoy travelling, running, cooking, reviewing music, drinking and (sometimes) brewing beer and getting lost in strange trails.
And no, I don't like bacon.
“Talent by birth, but Excellence comes only through dedication”
Born in the Netherlands, I found my love for engineering early on in life. Creating and building, exploring and testing things, trying to understand how and why it worked. (My parent’s TV has long held beautiful rainbow coloured circles induced due to my small magnetic experiment…..)
A love that never left me. My choice of study in later years became an easy one, Electrical Engineering with specialisation in (tele-) communications. I felt that it would give me a solid basis for making a true and lasting difference in life for me, and for people in general. Literally being at the cradle of Bluetooth technology became one of my most impactful experiences.
Along the way I got more and more interested in business in its widest sense, but my love for technology end engineering has never left me. I have always sought to combine the two elements in whatever role I have had, from heading R&D to heading sales organisations or in more general management roles, in whatever industry I worked (telecoms, defence, public transport or IT).
Oh yes, to my tag line: my rather active sports past and music excursions have learned me a valuable lesson. Talent is something one is gifted with at birth, but true excellence is merely achieved through dedication and passion; hard work, very very hard work until it becomes a lifestyle. It is this shared quest for excellence that makes me feel so at home here with tretton37.
“I'm a proud code nerd, who's always on the look out to learn new things”
As a young nerd, I loved all types of games (and I still do), but video games were - hands down - the most awesome type. When I grew up, I knew that was what I was going to work with.
I quickly realized that creating games wasn't what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, but writing code - that was one of the greatest games of all.
Fast forward to today and I'm a full-stack developer, with a preference for the backend. I prefer to use the "right tool for the job™" which in many cases turns out to be .NET and C#, but lately I've also been spending an increasing amount of my my own spare time coding in F# (and it's amazing!).
I love reading about, trying out and learning new tools, languages, concepts and ideas that can make me a better developer. I'm always on the look out for new and cool things (and sometimes also "old and rediscovered things").
When I'm not writing code, thinking about code or talking about code I prefer spending my time with my soon-to-be wife and our menagerie of pets (three cats that co-operate to steal my food while I'm distracted by our incredibly silly dog). I'm still a gamer at heart and take any chance I get to spend an evening conquering/saving the world (yet again) in whatever game I'm stuck in at the moment. I love to read, and watch every nerdy movie or tv series I can get my hands on. Now and then I even manage to find some spare time - but then I lose it again just as fast.
Also. I like bacon.
“I am of the opinion that if it's not on the internet then it's probably not worth investing time on!”
I've always seen myself as a creative person, but without any kind of artistic skill as an outlet for my creativity! I fell head over heels in love with programming when I started coding a couple of years ago, and this interest has allowed me to be creative whilst combining it with computers and technology – awesome! Although I haven't been coding for a very long, I’m certain I’ll be doing it for many years to come; both professionally and privately.
During the spring of 2014 I finished my Bachelor’s degree in Informatics. I’ve never had any doubts about what I wanted to do once I’d finished; I wanted a job where I got to code and an employer that would support me with possibilities and knowledge to enable my drive to learn and become a better programmer. tretton37 ticked both those boxes!
Besides coding, I like spending time with friends and forcing myself to exercise, as I spend way too much of my time listening to and browsing for new music!
“I’m awesome and have a solution to all problems.”
I’m a developer that always is looking for a fun challenge. I’m not religious when it comes to frameworks, languages or patterns – I use what will give me the best result – and this has lead me to working on projects ranging from C# and Java to Ruby and C.
When I’m not at our client's site, writing epic code and solving the problems of our world, I make things. Everything from smart phone apps and websites to electronic gadgets and shell scripts.
“In my world the glass is always half full, not half empty. I think there is a solution for everything!”
I consider myself to be a positive and very social person who defines success as being able to make other people happy regardless if it’s family, friends, customers or fellow colleagues.
With great communication and organizations skills, I focus on finding business value, software requirements, and making sure things proceed as planned. During my years in different areas of the IT business I have learnt the importance of high quality and business value. Whatever I’m doing I always try to challenge and develop myself, regardless if it’s gaining new knowledge, working out or following the equity market.
Work should be fun and I like the saying “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”.
“I have a passion for delivering software with high quality.”
I have been in the IT-industry since 2005 when I started my career in Reykjavik, Iceland. Oh yes, I have been eating rotten shark and slátur. After 2 years in Iceland I moved back to Sweden and now live in Stockholm and work at tretton37. My passion for delivering software with high quality dates back to 1999, before the start of my career in 2005, but that is another story.
When I'm not reading about how to deliver tip top software, I spend my time on my bike or on long walks in the forest to think about life in general. I also enjoy listening to jazz music. When jazz music flows through my ears, my feet will automatically start dancing something called 'Lindy hop' so if you see me walking down the street with a strange walk, I am just listening to jazz music.
“I am an agile developer aiming to deliver functional software that matters.”
I value all parts of a software's life cycle, from requirements to tested software and everything in-between and around. But none of this matters if you do not collaborate and communicate with all parties involved in the development. Speaking the same "language" as the customer, developer, tester or whoever is a necessity of delivering great software.
At this point in my developer-life, I focus a lot on real-time web-apps which is really exciting, and the things we can do with the web today are amazing. I'm always looking for new technologies and methodologies to try out and I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.
When I'm not in uniform I like to spend time with my family and to travel. I also have a great interest in useless knowledge so if you wanna challenge me for a round of trivia I will gladly accept it.
“It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming. - John Steinbeck”
I was born in the region and have been involved in its IT sector for many years. I have had the opportunity to work and learn from every stage of the development process – from vision to production – in various roles; from being a developer, to managing large and small teams and account management of all sizes.
My studies include philosophy, law, economics and a Master of Science from Lund University. A day without challenges is a day without purpose. It is my intent to be part of taking tretton37 to the forefront when it comes to software solutions in the region and beyond. And along the way, have a kick ass time doing it with such an amazing collection of colleagues who are as hungry for excellence as I demand from myself.
To finally find a place where knowledge sharing and challenges are, literally, part of the work description is a beautiful thing.
“I'm an adaptable problem solver, a skilled software developer and a big milk lover.”
I am a proud nerd, enthusiastic about taking up new challenges, both at work and in life. My friends describe me as a true team player with an endless passion and curiosity for technology.
Ambitions to absorb as much knowledge and experience as possible, make adventures a part of my everyday life. Anything you can imagine – from developing assembler to scuba diving and riding motorbikes.
“I'm a team player and a sky blue football fan who thrives on problem solving.”
I have a background in political science but made the switch to the IT field a couple of years ago, when I decided to make my hobby my work. My main driving force when it comes to software development is the problem solving aspect; to understand and model real life problems and solve them with code.
In my spare time I like to go the gym and I'm also quite passionate about football, both as a fan and as a player. Few things are as satisfying as seeing your team perform above expectations, and that goes for both on the football field as well as with development. I believe that the whole, truly, can be greater than the sum of its parts.
“The computers are now fast enough to do almost anything, we just have to choose what we want to do with them”
When I'm not at work I like to spend time with my family, read books and listen to music and otherwise try to enjoy life as much as possible.
“I'm an experienced .NET developer who's always looking for new ways to solve problems.”
With an ever-present interest in computers and technology my career path came naturally to me. I aim to deliver high quality solutions by producing clean and maintainable code, preferably using agile methodologies.
My spare time is mostly spent riding my motorcycle, either on track, or on the winding roads of the countryside. Unfortunately our long winters aren't very suitable for riding, but that only means more time to catch up on new technologies.
“I'm a people person who loves to travel”
I have always been interested in people; to understand and get to know people with different backgrounds and stories. This is one of many reasons why I ended up working with sales and business relations.
When I'm not working I like to play a few different sports and I also like to cook, but my real passion is travelling. I was born in Stockholm where I have lived most of my life, but I have also lived in Austria and South Africa. My dream is to one day head out on an expedition to the South Pole!
“Only a few find the way, some don't recognize it when they do, some don't ever want to. Observe, learn and react!”
I honestly do not think that I ever chose to be a software developer as a profession, as it was always a hobby for me, something I did for fun. Suddenly one day after I finished college, I am offered a teaching position at that same college where I was to teach two computer programming courses. After I finished the first year I found a new job at a company where I was to use a tool they had made to visualise client data, however after a short period of time I soon found myself writing software to improve what the company had to offer and very soon became their developer. With how everything has happened in my life, I think that my career chose me and since it is something that I find pleasure in, I never fought back and just accepted where it lead me.
Looking back, thinking of all my achievements, I think that I always found the most satisfaction from helping others. I always found a great amount of pleasure when I could write a simple bit of code that would help automate somebody else's work, or teaching somebody a trick or skill that I knew and they did not. With this said, I am always looking to expand my knowledge and not just in the areas of computer science. I am a sponge for all knowledge, always looking for something new to try, which in turn will allow me to help more people in the future.
Outside of work I can often be found listening to an audio book whilst doing chores, building electronics, learning languages or considering the next destination I would like to travel to.
“An agile and adaptive software problem-solver with an eye for usefulness and usability. I'm also a fast typing ninja who makes music and beer.”
I have been programming since I was a kid, starting with early home computers and trying to make my own games. In the late nineties I started developing software professionally and have been doing that ever since. Apart from making software, databases, websites and smartphone apps for clients both big and small, I have also been involved in music production and have been on the road and recorded albums with a few bands.
Using a lot of different tools, platforms and languages over the years have taught me a great deal about the underlying concepts of technology and how to utilize them. Working in different industries and with a lot of different people has shown me that no language, hardware or software platform is as important as the fact that they are all tools used in creating something that is useful and worthwhile to people.
At tretton37 I find a use for my earned skills and all the know-how I have gathered over the years, as well as plenty of opportunities to obtain new skills. Most of all I find new challenges in the company of knowledgeable colleagues!
“"Working in web development projects where we constantly make things better the agile way is the best type of Monday morning"”
During the last ten years I have worked as a developer in one way or another in parallel to health care, but I usually say that my speciality is general practitioner. My role has shifted over the years between developer, solution architect, agile coach, product owner and many more inbetween. The one common thread throughout the years has been that I’ve (almost) always worked with web development.
I'm thrilled to be a part of tretton37 and have a team of colleagues to exchange experiences with. A bunch of code is just a "cost", but using the right amount of code to be able to solve problems and make the end-users life a bit better is an awesome feeling!
When not at work you'll most likely find me in the kitchen trying out some new recipes or at a restaurant together with my friends looking for new culinary inspiration!
“I believe a brand's identity is delivered throughout every corner of its organization, and its dojo...”
After chasing a degree in Business Administration and Real Estate Brokerage I fell in love with marketing. Now I’m on a quest to explore every corner of the marketing universe. I’m currently part of the team taking care of the quality and service aspects of the tretton37 brand, here in our Stockholm office. It’s a great way to be hands on with the brand, as opposed to all the work I do on the computer, online. The one thing I’ve learned as a marketer, that's applicable to everything in life, is to always be genuine and that's the driving force behind everything I do and every piece of service I deliver.
When the constant exposure to social media, banner ads and our connected lifestyles starts to go on my nerves I like to escape into the deep woods of Värmland, recharging my batteries by writing about social media, banner ads and our connected lifestyles. Occasionally hooking up an old video game console to our ancient television set just to remind myself of the fact that there was a time before internet and everything was not connected.
Wherever I go, I listen to podcasts. There is an endless ocean of knowledge waiting to be streamed into our headsets. It helps me on my quest to master new things every day, whether I’m on the subway or out in the nature jogging there is always something you can do to challenge yourself. I’m currently subscribed to more than 70 podcasts, including a few electronic music ones, and the list is growing all the time.
“It’s a bit weird being a part of this group of nerds who sometimes speak languages I don’t understand. Fortunately, these nerds are quite friendly.”
I work at the Finance department with invoicing, salaries and payments to our suppliers. I also do accounting, financial statements and I also try to predict our future results.
I’ve been a part of the IT-world since 1995 when I started at Telia Research. My latest assignment was with Cybercom Sweden where I was working for 15 years. Following the ups and downs gave me a good education in flexibility. In my younger days I spent a couple of years abroad, working in a hotel.
I wind down by cooking almost every day. Weekends and summer holidays I prefer to stay in our country house where I cut the lawn, chop wood or meet with friends. Travelling is another big interest; it has taken me to many far-away countries with my family.
“I turn coffee into code!”
Growing up in an era where computers were commonplace in everyone's home, curiosity and the will to learn more about them has been present almost since before I could walk. It all began with gaming but gradually emerged into an interest for coding and development. Choosing a career within this field was not a hard decision and after a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science - focusing on systems development - I am ready for a new chapter in my life!
Learning new things is awesome and I never say no to a new challenge - which is why programming is the ultimate occupation for me.
Besides computers, nature and the environment is really important to me. The balcony at my apartment has slowly but surely turned into a greenhouse! Cooking is also a huge passion of mine, especially experimenting with natural and clean ingredients.
You’ll find me either out and about in nature, in front of the computer - coding or gaming (depending on my mood) - or headbanging at a metal concert!
“I'm a football lover who likes a challenge”
Originally a PHP developer, I've been trying to make usable web sites for the last 15 years. Having moved over to the .NET platform I've come to know the power of the Microsoft platform and what it has to offer. I enjoy working full stack and I like challenges in the front-end as well as database design and most things in between.
I didn't always like to work with all aspects of a web site. In fact, (way) back when I started I thought that "just" HTML was the coolest thing ever and I had no idea that there was more to it. I spent a lot of time in my early teens trying to understand how things, such as styling, worked. And the internet contained a whole lot less information back then compared to now. It worked out well in the end and I mass produced plenty of unuseful, unhelpful and underdeveloped web sites, as we all did back then…
Lately I've become more and more interested in the mobile aspect of the web and the benefits a web site can have of a mobile application. With growing support for making applications to mobile platforms with web development technology I'm looking forward to having to trash everything I know about web developing every once in a while in the years to come.
Apart from developing I'm trying to keep my garden alive (at least a little) and watch a massive amount of football with my wife. I do code a lot on my spare time as well and I have a couple of apps up on Google Play, none of which has made me a billionaire so far.I aim to keep learning interesting new technologies, and as long as I can combine my hobby with my professional life, I'm a happy camper!
“Usable, nice looking, reusable, understandable, simple, fast, and evolving are some of my favourites words.”
I am a developer that loves the creative side of things. One of the most creative parts is to identify these roads and find the perfect one to lead the customer to the goal that will help them create the future that they want; and all in an enjoyable way.
My passion is strong for design, usability and for good, manageable and reusable code. I mostly work with SharePoint where my speciality is creating UI that will help to bring out the great functionality of this beast to the user.
In my spare time I enjoy the company of my family and try to cook, workout, sing, and play video-games or music as much as I can.
“I'm passionate about imposing order on project chaos, and love to tear it up on the guitar in the rehearsal room.”
I'm a driven IT professional who strives to improve no matter what the task or the challenge is; whether building an application, writing a specification or drawing on the whiteboard.
Solving problems creatively and making work or life easier for others is what I love the most.
I perform best by working with other people, where knowledge sharing and team spirit provide the building blocks for greatness. Working with me, you'll inevitably get to learn obscure music trivia, the science of storytelling and which horror movie has the best villain. Things that really have little bearing on work, but that make life good.
“I'm a software developer who doesn't like to leave loose ends. For pleasure I ride motorbikes. Occasionally I even try to play some Disc Golf.”
To repair broken things, or disassemble the fully functional things to see how they worked before disassembly, has always interested me. In a perfect world I might even try putting them back together again. Therefore, it feels natural for me to work as a software developer and problem solver. To be able to sleep well at night, I strive to make customers satisfied.
Outside work I spend time with my family. When it comes to my spare time, I like to drive motorcycles or think about how the whiskey in my next cask will taste when it is finished.
“I like beautiful software solutions where every line seems as natural as me having a pizza for lunch.”
I am an ambitious and dedicated software developer with 7 years of experience. Working mostly directly with customers has shaped me into a very responsible and service-minded individual with the leading-edge expertise in C# development of systems with data access. Programming is great fun and it always grabs my interest and enthusiasm.
I like to learn and master new things continuously. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my fiancée, family and friends. And I especially love to beat my colleagues in squash.
“I am a problem solver at heart, with an attitude to always find a path through a challenge”
I’m a person who believes in constant development, and am always looking for a new challenge. I have the attitude that no issue has a dead-end, rather a different path to finding the solution. In addition to working for this wonderful company I am studying Information Systems at Lund University. When choosing to study informatics, I did so with the intention of becoming a developer.
In my spare time I love to travel - there’s nothing quite like boarding an airplane early in the morning and arriving at an amazing destination later that day. I also like to spend time with my family and friends.
“Writing good, simple and maintainable code together with other passionate people is what it’s all about!”
When I’m not writing awesome code I aim to spend a lot of time with my wife and kids. I also have a big interest in computer/video games and there never seem to be enough time left for me to be able to work on my gigantic backlog of games.
“I am a moderately crazy software-thinker who spends a lot of time thinking about how to make the world a better place. When I'm not doing that, I lurk in one of the dark corners of the Internet.”
I am a citizen of the Internet, Agile evangelist and a code hippie. I spend a lot of time thinking about the state of the software industry and how to improve it.
I love good challenges and try to constantly push boundaries; there is no such thing as impossible! It's important for me to grow and constantly find better ways to make better software. I see software development as a balance between people and technology; it's when you get the perfect mix of both that magic happens. That is exactly when you produce not merely software, but also art.
“It's my firm belief that success lies not in the hands of an individual but in the collaborative space.”
When I started working I quickly understood how important teamwork is for achieving great results.
After years of exploring and experimenting I have learned what I can do to contribute to great teamwork - teamwork that will guide the potential in a team to produce positive change and outstanding results.
I do this best when I practice my leadership, facilitation and coaching skills.
Put simply, I do it by making people believe they can and then help them to reach their full potential. Building on what is already working and continuously keeping focus on the target goal and result.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I like a life outdoors: working out, trekking and travelling.
My last trip was to New Zealand where I experienced the adrenaline rush of skydiving, trail running, bungy jumping and driving a car at 100km/h on the “wrong” side of the road.
I look forward to my next adventure; may it be it be diving, helping a client to explore lean and agile, or leading an awesome team of ninjas!
“I love coding and I make the world’s greatest meatballs!”
I’m driven by challenges with a technical focus on web solutions. My goal is to create business values for my clients and deliver high quality results.
People usually recognize me by my clothing as I like to stick to pink or purple. Before I got into the world of software development, I was a young rock star in a band called “The Playboyz”.
“If you're good at what you do then I'll find you!”
There’s something thrilling about the chase of finding the right candidates out there. I guess I could say that my work involves a lot of detective work from the start of the process all the way to when we have someone new on board. You think you know who you have in front you of but you never do, so you need to find all the relevant information to make the right decision. Having the right people on board is crucial to the success of a business and I believe in finding those gems - polished or not.
As a Recruiter it’s really comforting to work for a company that has - and lives by - values that you can stand for. I believe that tretton37 has a lot of uniqueness to offer and I hope I can transmit and communicate that in the right way.
When I’m not working, I try to travel as much as my wallet can handle. Experiencing new cultures, people and places really fuels my soul. I have lived and worked abroad, mostly recently I spent 2 years in Malta. It feels great to be back home in Sweden and be a part of tretton37 success story.
“I’m driven by curiosity and I strive to deliver the best user experience in every project.”
Having spent the larger part of my career employed in large corporations with a huge amount of specialized custom applications, I’ve gotten to know all parts of the software lifecycle. In this environment, where things are often rushed due to cost, I’ve learnt that the most successful software is always well crafted from the bottom and up, and with a well-planned user interface. If your users are frustrated with their tools, that will cost you money. I’ve also learnt the value of writing understandable and maintainable code.
Nowadays I specialize in intranet solutions and SharePoint. Spending my time trying to get this aircraft carrier to maneuver like a jet ski.
In my spare time I love to spend time on the golf course or out on the seas. However, you’ll most likely find me passed out on the sofa after chasing two small kids around all day.
“I am an easygoing, down-to-earth, both-feet-on-the-ground kind of guy who enjoys anything associated with computers, technology, and software development.”
I spend my days working with the .NET framework (my favorite framework), building exciting Web solutions for businesses. I always apply the most suitable techniques and principles for the project. When it comes to work techniques, I strongly believe that working together for a common purpose and having all stakeholders understand this purpose is the key to success. To truly cooperate, one must believe that there is no “we”, no “they”, and no “as long as we win”.
In my free time, you can find me working on open-source projects, reading about patterns, or discovering new possibilities in the vast .NET framework. When I suppress the nerd in me, I love to go out and discover the world under the sea. Doing an activity like scuba diving off the coast of Sweden with a couple of friends or discovering the beauty of an exotic country always makes me feel alive and helps me appreciate the small things in life. I am also interested in home cinema solutions and building very intuitive infrastructures between all home devices. Then, of course, I enjoy using those devices to watch the latest movies and TV series.
“Live long and prosper.”
“I'm a software developer who’s always trying out new things and likes to fall out of the sky every now and then”
I wrote my first code when I was 7 and instantly fell in love with how empowering it feels. In my career I have completed many different types of programming, but have spent most time on web development. Outside of work I enjoy learning new things and programming phones or other small devices. I have also recently gotten into functional programming.
Besides coding, I like activities involving high speed and altitude. I love paragliding and falling out of planes! In general I’m interested in everything that flies and I’m planning to start flying sailplanes soon. A couple of years ago I also discovered that I really enjoy alpine skiing and I’m getting better at it every year!
“Who is this man? A convergence of curious creativity, front-end development and kiełbasa.”
A fair description people might give me is that I’m a dabbler in everything. In a short amount of time, I’ve worked in many places and grown accustomed to numerous roles. My creative hands have touched Windows, content management, e-commerce, responsive webs, mobile apps, data integration, and enterprise solutions.
Even with such a broad background, there is nothing else that pleases me more than creating and implementing thoughtful user interfaces. As a consumer and a proponent of the web, I like it served on any device, such as my phone and just as well as on the personal computer. For clients, I want to deliver a great, and as friction-free user experience as possible.
With an academic background from Lund, consisting of a couple of titles in my bag, I’m still eager to learn and to share my knowledge and experience to the curious who are open to suggestions.
As a Jack-of-all-trades, I dabble in many things besides programming and have an outrageously high Stack Overflow score. In my free time, I occasionally draw illustrations and designs, juggle balls, play computer games, and spend time with my lovely wife.
“Design is my passion - beyond passion”
I have been working in the IT business since 1999 when I graduated with my Masters in Computer Science. Previously I have worked with Industrial and Financial systems, Process Development, Requirement management within municipalities and counties, Business Analysis, graphic design, e-commerce and much more.
My specialty is to do in-depth analyses, create structure and to manage investigations, bridge business and development teams and solve unstructured problems. Sometimes there is a need for change within existing processes, adding a new process or using existing software in another way. My roles may have had different titles, but they have all had optimization, development and drive in common.
I usually think in pictures. This has turned out to be a great communication tool, both when working with different cultures and when working with different departments. Having a graphic overview of the things we are discussing secures understanding that is independent of language or level of knowledge of the persons involved.
What I like most is to be at full speed all of the time. At work I want to engage and make changes happen. When travelling I want to explore and interact with the local people. Lazy days at the pool isn't my preferred vacation.
After a full working day I like to disappear into my garden and plant a lot of crazy stuff, or change aqua scape in one of my four aquariums. I also love to dance Zumba or force my husband to challenge me in tennis. Even though we threw out our TV eight years ago, I have a busy schedule doing all stuff that I want.
“I've got CDO. It's like OCD, but the letters are in the order they should be.”
I love to learn new stuff and I love to learn more about the things I already know. It's a fantastic feeling that there is so much I don't know yet, and even more I can learn more about!
I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, both cooking and baking; I find it meditative. With a great interest in the origin of the food I eat, but living in a flat without even a balcony, one of the forthcoming projects is a hydroponic culture in the window of our living room.
I love spending time with my lovely fiancée, on long hiking trips as well as in front of a movie or good TV-series, while simultaneously trying to fight our “beloved” cat who holds the strong belief that all available attention deserves to be, and should be, intended just for him.
“I think therefore I branch”
I was born and raised in Australia but was lured to the land of ice and snow by the great music, amazing people and the opportunity to embrace my inner ninja without needing a Japanese phrasebook to do so.
I'm a software developer by profession, failed musician by lack of profession and an all-round "top bloke". My addiction to code started with game development but my focus eventually shifted to the enterprise. I believe that programming is as much an art as a science and I strive to create solutions which are as elegant as they are efficient.
When I'm not turning ideas into code, some of my other likes include guitars, parrots, ferrets, festivals, good beer, bacon, cooking, rock climbing, urban sports, graphic design, board games, darts, poker, snooker / pool and occasionally being Batman.
“Once an on-ice puck stopping machine, now a passionate full stack developer with a thirst for the sweet nectar of knowledge”
My love for web development started early in my childhood, in the good ol' dial up times, at the age of ten. A typical after school afternoon back then would be creating a logo and website for a fictional client and just barely making it in time for my evening hockey practice. On my eighteenth birthday, while pursuing my professional hockey career, I decided to follow my dreams, take a leap of faith and start my own development company. I went from stopping pucks to Emacs and haven't looked back since.
I love to spend my spare time with my family and friends, travelling around the globe, watching classic movies, playing hockey, running around with airsoft guns, perfecting my camera skills to become the next Scorsese, playing console games or grilling a mouth-watering steak. My dream is to one day build and design a cosy house for my family using my own bare hands.
“I am a tall, experienced and agile desktop-oriented developer who loves antique things, but not antiquated code...”
Ever since my first contact with computer programming around 1979, when my older brother bought a Commodore PET 2001, I was pretty much hooked. During a long break when my brother moved away from home, my interests turned to comic book and stamp collecting; more common interests at the time. It wasn't until 2013 that I got around to selling my stamp collection at a great loss...
Anyhow it wasn't until I was able to convince my parents to buy a Commodore 64 with a gigantic 1541 disk drive that I got back into programming. Learning Basic was a natural first step, and I recall doing some performance comparisons between algorithms running Commodore Basic on C64 and Microsoft Basic on the Fat Mac. The lasting result of those years were a pretty cool joystick controlled labyrinth game. Those were the days, in the mid-80's.
After working hard as a janitor the summer of 1989, I could finally afford to get into the Amiga scene, where I stayed into the late 1990's, a time otherwise spent at the university with Solaris and Emacs. Around that time I, by chance, got a PC for free, a pretty huge old Pentium70 box.
From there I quickly got into the consulting business, finding the .NET framework late 2000, and have pretty much stayed there ever since. It's great fun and my long, diverse experience has proven useful when helping customers out with a wide variety of problems.
Outside of the computer business, my biggest interest at the moment (except my wife and kids, of course :)) is buying and selling things at flea markets, auctions – wherever stuff changes hands – and trying to turn a profit.
“I’m a software gardener removing lots of weeds from code base”
I’m the kind of person that can solve many technical problems given enough time and elbow grease. I like it when things go smoothly, machines are up and running and the code flows freely through developers hands.
I do a lot of reading and gaming. I usually read weird fiction or science fiction since good works in those genres broadens perspective. I'm also a little bit of a tea nerd, some call me tea hipster but I've been into tea way before it was cool. There are so many really great teas, the only problem is that's they’re hard to get hold of. If anyone knows of a good shop in Sweden for buying pu-ehr, then let me know!
“With great communication skills and a never-ending curiosity for my clients’ businesses, I bring great knowledge in .NET development and agile practices to the table, preferably whilst playing my guitar.”
Have you ever met a social and engaging systems developer with great agile and TDD preferences? Well, that’s me. Besides having my best skills within web development with .NET, I also value self-explanatory and easily readable code.
My never-ending curiosity drives me to investigate and get to know the client’s processes and value chains.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing guitar, piano or PS3 with my friends. I’m a strong believer in the fact that too much of everything enjoyable can be quite wonderful!
“I 'm a multilingual high to low level binary sculptor who thrives on seeing what makes software and wetware tick and how to improve it.”
Coming from a long period of product development I have developed a keen sense of maintainability while still keeping my exploratory roots. I have experience at nearly all levels of software, from low level assembly to high order .NET, and have yet to find something that did not catch my interest in any way. Software is a thing of beauty.
I'm a builder at heart; not just of software but of nearly everything interesting to me under the sun. I love to jump head first into a completely unknown area, absorbing all information and mastering its secrets. If someone else can do it, I can too!
“A pragmatic developer who always strives for maintainable and readable code that does what it claims to do – nothing more and nothing less.”
I am a quality-focused developer who believes that it is important to select the right tool for every given situation. This means being open to new approaches and not doing things in a certain way just because it's easier to do it the way you always have. I believe that every day brings new knowledge to those who are ready to learn from it.
When I'm not sitting in front of a computer I'm probably playing the guitar or the piano, or rehearsing with my choir. Except for computers, music is my big passion in life. I love every kind of music as long as it is well thought-out and has the ability to raise any kind of feelings in the heart of the audience.
“I love a good white-board session”
This computer stuff started with gaming and fiddling around on the C64/Amiga/PC. When the internet came along things changed, and I could do more with my interest. Creating things on the web introduced me to programming in general. With this enlightenment - and my knack for being creative - brainstorming ideas ended up in the world of ad agencies, and later digital agencies. This curiosity in understanding business domains transferred to the world of software and software architecture. Before I knew it, I got into things that I later would learn were in the Domain Driven Design space.
For the majority of this century I have worked as a consultant focusing on full stack .NET development, putting my earlier experiences to work and piecing it all together. Today my main interests are towards architecture, cloud and distributed systems, and luckily web/http is an integral part of these systems.
I like to speak, learn and discuss things in our field, so we might already have met somewhere along the way!
In my free time I like catching a good movie or TV-show, digging for new music experiences, playing board games and socialising with friends over good food and natural wine. You might find me poking around in the garden, by the grill advancing my vegetarian Mexican cooking or relaxing in a hammock with some podcasts or maybe even reading some graphic novels. Vacation is a state of mind, but nothing beats the real thing! Whether it's hitting a big city for the weekend or relaxing in the countryside – I'm always keen looking for the next adventure.
“I'm a SharePoint aficionado that has been living the world wide web since the nineties. For fun I go for long runs or take a ride on one of my skateboards.”
Being in the IT business since the nineties and taking part of the dotcom boom has taught me that some things change radically and fast, and others don't. I love problem-solving; for me, the foundation of problem-solving hasn't changed much. It's not tied to a specific programming language or technology, more of a general idea of describing the problem and finding a viable solution before even picking up your preferred tool.
Over the past couple of years I have been very involved in several SharePoint projects. I have seen the peaks and pits, failures and successes; each project has taught me a new lesson and over time I got better; I learnt. The vastness of the platform and what business problems it can solve is amazing to me, and I strive to get even better every day.
“I am a knowledge junkie with a passion for technology. I love using it for both business and pleasure, but preferably combined.”
I am a software developer, a coach, and a consultant with a passion for technology and craftsmanship.
My desire to learn and share keeps me on the lookout for new and better ways to deliver working software, and I still considering myself a student of the software craft despite being in the business for more than 10 years.
Usually I am analytical, calm and reasonable, except when it comes to my own kids.
“Metal is my thing - playing it, working on it and listening to it!”
I've been passionate about programming ever since I was a kid and realized I could make machines do my bidding. Still to this day I'm amazed that it's possible to make a living doing the thing I enjoy the most. I almost feel sad for those that miss out on the beauty of sitting alone in the dark, late at night, optimizing some piece of code with a nice beer while listening to black/death metal in your headphones. Or the wonderful feeling of working in an agile team alongside other craftsmen, experimenting and constantly improving the way we build awesome software and bring value to our customers.
Over the years I've filled my developer tool box with quite a few tools and techniques that I've picked up along the way. One of my favorite tools is perhaps TDD which I try to utilize as often as I see it fit.
My spare time is mostly spent with my wife and two daughters watching tv series and playing video games. I'm always trying to find outlets for my creativity, whether it's coding, learning new riffs in Rocksmith or building lego with the kids.
“I’m a proud nerd at heart and still thrilled that my hobby became my profession.”
When I started in the software industry I was told to prepare for a world of silent introverts. What I found was quite the opposite. I work in a highly social environment where team work is more of a success factor than anything else – and I love every moment of it. This business is clearly as much about people as it is about writing software.
I started out as a backend developer but have of late ended up in the frontend. This finally enables me to actually show my parents what I do for a living. Nowadays you’ll probably find me tinkering with a Windows Phone or a Windows 8 slate.
I spend a lot of my spare time working out, mostly to calm my bad conscience for spending too much time in front of a computer. When not doing that, you’ll find me marathon-watching TV series or spending time with friends and family.
“I'm a creative developer, with a passion for clean code and computer games.”
My first encounter with a computer was when I was a around 7 years old, and I got to play with a Commodore Vic-20. That moment I just knew I would be spending a lot of time in front of a screen. A couple of years later I got my own C-64 and started to explore the world of programming. And I still do explore, but nowadays it's mostly .NET and C#.
When I don't work with code and stuff, I usually spend time with my wife and two children, probably playing PS3 or some computer game. Other things I enjoy are good food, cold beer and TV-series.
“I’m a business oriented team player”
For the past 20 years I’ve worked with business development within the IT industry, and have my roots within technology and software development. This background has provided me with a broad knowledge of the conditions required for efficient and high quality software development.
I love the challenge of building long-term relationships based on trust with both colleagues and customers. The idea that I can influence people in a positive results-oriented manner brings out the best in me.
Outside of work my interests include golf, motorcycles, remote controlled helicopters/aeroplanes and spending time with my family and friends.
“I am a very curious and empathetic guy who ended up in the amazing world of science and technology.”
It all started back in 1999 when I bought my very first PC, with half the cost coming from my tiny pocket money collected over the years - rest ask my dad. 12 hours later my system broke down!! Of course, I was upset but more than that I was curious - like never before! All sorts of hows and whys were running inside my mind, and that was the beginning for me into the world of computers.
That quest continues and with ever-growing passion and curiosity I explore and learn the world and solve the problems for customers. These days I'm fully focused on SharePoint development and working my way to get better every passing day. Living and working in different cultures and places has taught me a great deal about dealing with people and believe me, I'm a really good team player ;)
When I'm not with my computer, I like to read books, run, go to the gym, watch movies, spend time with my family and friends, and at times cook delicious FOOD :)
“I make sure the things you develop do what they are supposed to do, and then I try to make them do the complete opposite.”
Have you ever seen The Sting with Paul Newman and Robert Redford? If you haven't, let’s just say it's a classic con movie. Why am I bringing this up here? Well, I think a software testing has many similarities with well thought out cons. When I do software testing, I want to make the software behave in a certain way in order to get a specific result. Either to verify that it operates in the desired manner, or to try to provoke unwanted behavior.
To achieve this, I have to know how different parts are working individually and together. I must know how to line them up just the right way so I can get to something that previously seemed unreachable. I learn how something should work, and then I figure out what to do in order to make it fail.
When I'm done with testing for the day, I really enjoy cooking. For me, there is nothing better than having a few friends over for a proper home cooked meal.
“Full-stack developer by day, adrenaline junkie by night!”
As a kid I always wanted to be an inventor, but I soon realized that building software was kind of the same thing, without all the hardware cost. This allowed me to try new things in a rapid pace which suits me fine. I started to build small game mods before stepping up to building websites and smaller desktop applications.
I have evolved from being a mostly technical developer to becoming someone who always tries to understand what the application I'm building is meant to solve. Helping customers to improve upon their ideas and workflow is something that gives me immense joy. I'm always looking for the adrenaline rush that comes from being in the perfect "flow", be it when programming or shaping ideas.
This doesn't mean that I've stopped being a programmer at heart. I would call myself a full-stack developer as I build everything from the data storage, to business logic and front end. I'm at my happiest when I'm allowed to build custom applications where I can use and hone my skills. However, if I had to choose I would say that front end and mobility are my passions.
When I'm not developing you can probably find me doing something adrenaline related, such as snowboarding, riding motorcycles or driving fast cars.
“I am a fast-paced, life-loving globetrotter with a passion for HR.”
I love the feeling that I have when I am about to set sail for a new adventure, be it a strenuous hike in beautiful mountains or a road trip through, for me, unknown territory. Had I not loved my job as a HR-person so much, along with the challenges it brings, I would have loved to be a fulltime adventurer. Would be absolutely fabulous to have David Attenborough and Yvon Chouinard tagging along for companionship.
In my work I get to combine law with HR management, two areas I am passionate about. In HR there is always something going on and to be a part of this is quite often an adventure in itself.
“Writing clean code that I can be proud of makes me feel good”
In my youth I enjoyed building games and applications, so the path to becoming a developer was pretty clear, and getting paid for having fun is like a dream come true. In the beginning I was very technical, but after a few years I noticed that development is very much about people; to analyse how people behave and making it easier for them is my drive. My ambition is to always be open and curious whilst still maintaining focus on the task in hand.
I have developed many web, desktop and mobile applications in different languages. In the past year I have been very much focused on cross platform development, both js and xamarin applications. That is my passion at the moment, and in my spare time I am developing a time management app which will work across platforms. I have been a gamer for as long as I can remember, and gaming is my way to relax. I try to bring my gaming experience to business applications, in order to make them fun and easy to use.
It's fantastic to work in an area that still challenges and excites me even after 13 years of working with it.
Outside of work, my time is spent largely with my wife, our two daughters, our dog and our two cats. I also like to keep active, and maybe someday I’ll pick up where I left off with my fencing training!
“I am a positive thinking person with a strong ambition to create excellent software.”
During my time as consultant, I have worked on projects at both large and small companies, which has given me a lot of useful experience. I want to expand my areas of knowledge whenever possible and keep up with new things in the industry. I like sharing knowledge with others and I like to work in agile teams. My goal is to accomplish high quality .NET solutions delightfully and effectively using good architecture.
In my spare time, I like to spend time with my wife and daughter. I also like hiking in the Swedish mountains.
“I'm a sports nerd with a positive view on life and a strong belief that problems are best solved by teamwork.”
A day without learning is like a day without sunshine! What I love about my job at tretton37 is that there are many sunny days, due to the fact that my fellow ninjas always strive to share their wisdom. All these sunny days come in handy when I'm mastering the challenges our clients give me.
I am a developer with focus on the SharePoint platform. SharePoint comes with great power straight out of the box. That's great! But I think that you have to have an open mindset regarding the SharePoint platform – challenge it and its traditional norms and you find that a SharePoint project can also be handcrafted in an agile way.
When I'm not hanging out in the tretton37 dojo, I like to spend time with my wife, my awesome (ninja) son and my friends, especially in combination with fine wining and dining. The word 'handcrafted' is applicable here again. A well handcrafted Italian red wine or ale from a microbrewery really makes my day.
“Essentially a rower who loves a challenge – enjoyed with an excellent cup of espresso!”
Since my childhood, I have always loved competing, but in a friendly way and always with a smile. I used to spend most of my time in a rowing boat with my teammates. We could easily row 20 hours per week, practicing for a race in a regatta that lasted only 5 minutes.
This background has shaped me into who I am today and influenced my professional and personal life. Professionally, I am passionate about building companies and helping people grow and develop. Throughout the years, I have gathered experience from executive management positions in fast-growing private and public companies, with local and international business focus.
In my spare time, I love to sail and ski, and I still optimistically believe that I can beat my kids in downhill skiing. To be honest, I have no chance, but that's fine. Luckily, I have been their teacher.
I've climbed Kebnekaise, walked the Inca trail, and visited the Everest base camp. All this makes me very proud, especially because I have achieved it with my closest team – my family.
“Today I live my professional life cultivating .NET technology, which is pretty different from a boy who was once convinced to become a farmer.”
I am an experienced developer and architect specialized in Microsoft .NET technologies targeting enterprise solutions. I am known for my diligence, quality of work and understanding of how to fulfill business needs. These skills also come in handy when I invest in the stock market as a hobby trader. This hobby challenges my analytical knowledge and strategy thinking.
When I want to completely rest my mind, I enjoy hanging out in my allotment cultivating the garden.
“Business-centric developer and agile adopter not afraid of asking “Why?” one time too many.”
I started my career with one thought in mind: I want to be part of the growing phenomenon called the Internet. Not sure of what to contribute with, I began taking all sorts of web related courses at my final year at university which led to a job as a web developer. Pretty soon, I got hooked on software practices and coding and now I can't live without my code. I love solving problems for clients and creating neat looking, highly maintainable and understandable code. Always with the larger picture in mind.
And by the way Martin Thern, I make the world's greatest meatballs.
“I’m a sports nerd who has a passion for service and loves a challenge.”
I’m an energetic go-getter with a passion for top notch service. I grew up in a family-run, traditional English country pub, so you might say that I have customer service in my blood! I’m new to this world of code, computers and cables and my ninja skill set is based within service and making sure that everything runs smoothly. I thought Swedish was a hard language to learn, but then I encountered the world of computer languages!
In my spare time you’ll find me engrossed in some form of sport! I love to ski, play floorball and I have a passion for football, especially Watford FC (someone has to!). Having lived in various different countries, I love to travel with my boyfriend and see what this big, wide world has to offer! One thing is for sure though – whatever the question, tea is always the answer!
“Programming for me is like doing puzzles and solving problems. I’m not sure which is the hardest...”
I have always loved programming. Programming is great, sometimes you deal with puzzles which have one, single, correct solution and other times you deal with problems. Problems can be solved in many different ways. Solving problems is always rewarding and a learning experience which further develops your skills, and if it can’t be solved it’s really not a problem anymore.
I love my job and the challenges it provides, however spending my free time doing less soul crushing activities than hunting down that elusive Heisenbug really helps me relax. So I read, game and try my best to stay fit. Programming lacks a physical aspect, other than banging your head against the wall or smashing printers with baseball bats. Lifting stuff, taking the stairs and sprinting adds more oomph to the printer smashing.
Originally from Lund, I decided that after graduation I wanted to move to the city in Sweden where everything is decided and get in on the action! My first years in Stockholm made me a dangerous and capable lone wolf! I decided it was time for a change, and since I didn’t want to be the greatest (by) myself, I decided to be a part of the greatest – tretton37.
“I am a software developer and specimen angler at heart. I believe that delivering business value and catch-and-release are the most sustainable ways to treat my employers.”
Working and evolving with a product over a long period of time has taught me how to manage divergent requirements without sacrificing product maintainability. This experience helps me to quickly identify the most pragmatic solution to a problem.
I strive to complete my knowledge of the problem domain, to develop together with my team members, keep abreast of the latest experiences within software development and capture a 25-pound monster pike.