Axel Olsson

"Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing." – Benjamin Franklin.

Early on I've been the type of person that shouldn't be a good fit for working with Computer Science; I didn't excel in maths nor found logic puzzles to be particularly interesting. I did however enjoy understanding concepts and especially the process of learning to understand them. Over the course of my studies and professional path I've found technology and specifically programming to be one of the most, if perhaps not the most, efficient way of implementing and affecting change – regardless of the working domain.

As a developer I cannot help but continue to yearn about learning as well as help others in their learning. I truly and passionately believe that software development as a craft has to incorporate this aspect for it, and its practitioners, to flourish. To little surprise I've found myself gravitating toward the educational domain where I believe that technology still has ample room to provide drastic change for the better, on a societal scale. My toolbox for attempting to achieve this lofty dream has its origins in web development, Java and subsequently basically anything I've managed to get my hands on. I'm a firm proponent for developers having many different tools in their belt.

As a person I am thoroughly interested in all things tech. But when I'm not thinking or working with tech, you will usually find me somewhere completely different: Either cooking, listening to music, reading, working on my house (and pretending to know what I'm doing) or laughing (I'm a Monty Python nut). I enjoy so many things besides tech that listing them all would be ridiculous, instead I urge any and all to instead strike up a conversation - perhaps over coffee?