Innovation and the willingness to learn new things has always interested me. If you add to that the freedom of working seamlessly wherever you are, and seeing instant results of your labour, then the choice for me was easy I decided very early on that I wanted to program towards the web. That choice has lead me to visit many different places and meet many interesting people all over the world; from Geneva to Cape Town, passing through Barcelona and of course Malmö along the way. During my almost 14 years of experience in the field, I’ve seen how trends in web development come and go.
I started my professional career at the United Nations with a case study of workflows within Content Management Systems, and I was quickly drawn to the .NET environments and how the architectural concepts went through all layers of a CMS. As the web evolved so did I; Visual Studio, C# andMSSQL all quickly became standard tools in my developer toolbox. Later I also acquired an EpIServer CMS certificate and moved forward with more complex architectures.
In 2008 I moved to Cape Town, South Africa and decided to try and make a change in people's day-to-day lives by offering my services for free to local grassroots organizations. After doing this for almost 2 years, I started work with an EpiServer partner and dug further into the .NET world including REST APIs and Web Services. I did stay a bit longer than intended in South Africa as I met my wife there and we now share 2 beautiful kids that take up most of my free time.
In 2015 I jumped on the cloud wagon and started developing cloud applications in both Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. I still do small applications, but usually deal with bigger architectural solutions.
If there is one thing my journey has taught me, it is that the only constant in this field - as in life - is change, and therein lies the need to keep on moving forward. I love what I do.