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Timeline

2021
Web developer at SBAB
2017
Web developer at Svenska Handelsbanken
2007
Web developer at Ping Pong AB
2002
Web Programming, Java, C++ C#, PHP - Gotland University
C++ - Uppsala University
Driver and traffic controller at Stockholm tramways
1997
Java, databases, Pascal, logic - Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University
Jazz- and pedagogic studies - Royal College of Music, Stockholm
1995
Jazz studies - Folk Colleges of Hemse and Lunnevad
1994
History of Ideas - Stockholm University
1993
Musicology - Stockholm University
1992
Musical Military Service ("Arméns musikpluton")
1990
Music Programme - Södra Latin High School
1987
Natural Science Programme - Tumba High School
80s
Playing saxophone
Programming 6501 assembly and Basic on the Commodore 64


In the beginning there was code

I have been programming since I was eleven or twelwe years old. First, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum BASIC – then moving to 6501 assembly. Later, there were various other BASIC dialects as well as Pascal and Perl, C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Python and PHP.

Music got me

After finishing the high school Natural Science Programme, my saxomophonic interest had escalated to the point where I played (jazz- and other music) a lot. I even graduated with a second high school programme which focused on music. This was my thing now...

After jazz- and pedagogic studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, I worked as a musician and a teacher in (jazz/pop/rock) improvisation and ensemble playing.

Cut my hair, got a job

After a while, I joined Stockholm Tramways, where I drove trains and also worked as a traffic supervisor for the tramway system. This lasted about 5 years. Still playing a lot of music, but I also did more and more of programming...

Rebound

After that, I worked over 10 years at Ping Pong AB as a full stack web developer. Day to day work involved a lot of Java, jsp, PostgreSQL, CSS, JavaScript and more. This period started before the so called AJAX revolution, mind you! I have seen things...

Moving on

At Svenska Handelsbanken I worked for almost 4 years, and did (among other things) front end work for the Internet banking services and internal services.
“Front end” in this case meant using a base system of Custom Elements together with things like React.js, TypeScript, CSS (and friends) to build working, useful and usable applications to be consumed by web clients.
As “system responsible” for a few systems there, I also managed build- and release processes (including testing) and also verifications (test and prod), as well as being the main contact person for those applications.

More web

My current job is at SBAB - yay! for more web development in the financial sector, which is an important part of our society. The duties are (once again) not strictly front end, which feels inspiring; I like the full stack. Really looking forward to see what happens here in the future!

What else

In my spare time I have been focusing on JavaScript and node.js (and more recently, Deno), but also done work in PHP and (way back in time) Ruby on Rails.

I keep myself updated about what is happening in the web development world by following and interacting with some interesting people via twitter, following mailing lists like ES-discuss (for future versions of JavaScript) as well as participating in the user group sthlmjs and going to conferences like jsconf.eu and Jfokus now and then.