STORY

This is a story of my growth as a developer and human being–what I've done, achieved and learnt in life. Emphasis is on web development because it's my profession.

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2019

The last three years I've been travelling quite a lot: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Japan, China, Korea, Israel, Palestina, Jordan, USA East Coast, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam. Also I've been writing articles, studing life, politics, business and human beings. And swimming more than ever and drinking a few beers.

Some of the new articles:

In my work at Verkkokauppa.com I've been working in the Web Team during the years 2016–2020. I've been doing front-end developing, back-end developing, usability designing, scrum mastering, backlog redefining, serving investors and doing some data analyzing. Main technologies have been JS, PHP, SQL, JSON, CSS, React, Symfony, Git, Trello and spreadsheets. ROI always in mind.

2016

Antelope Canyon

Returning to the e-commerce business happened when the largest online retailer in Finland, Verkkokauppa.com Oyj, recruited me in 2016. In the same year I visited USA first time.

2014

Barcelona

Helsinki and JavaScript entered my life when I started working for Management Events, an international corporation operating in 15 countries. It was a hectic environment with lots of business people and the best part of the job was being able to live in Barcelona with my babe to experiment the tremendous country. I worked remotely to Finland.

2013

Travelling in Europe

While practicing my web development profession I also wanted to understand more about the world and human being. Investing, economics, history and politics were studied.

To extend the studies I travelled around Europe. Twenty country points were collected in 2011–2015.

Running marathon in 4:00:02 was ... comical.

2010

Master's Thesis

Just before graduation I started to work for Koodiviidakko, a web software house in Oulu. During the next five years I was involved in numerous projects from the customers' legacy systems to in-house products such as ViidakkoStore, an e-commerce website platform, which was also a topic of my Master's Thesis.

2008

Tutkijoiden Lappi

While studing my Master's degree in Information Technology I was working for the University of Oulu. Some of the extra works in addition to general IT support were Tutkijoiden Lappi expedition gallery (ed. still running in 2020) and renewing the website for the Department of Dermatology.

A larger software project named Virtual Exam System was programmed for the Department of Gynaecology. A private company named Lassitek was established when the Universities of Tampere and Turku wanted to acquire the system as well.

2007

Pepsi

After buying 1500 litres of Pepsi to earn my first laptop and publishing the first web article it was time to focus on health and sport. I programmed an online sport competition named Liikuntoilu and beat many personal records such as bicycling 260 kilometers in one go.

2005

Moposite

The first version of Moposite, the biggest website project of my life, was created in 2000. Building four major versions and administrating the website during a decade taught me not only professional web development but also organizing and managing. At peak time in year 2005 Moposite had over 1500 daily visitors.

2004

Army

Reserve Officer School (RUK) taught me not only leadership but how to tolerate and endure hardship.

2003

Rovaniemen maalaiskunta

Exploration is fun. After getting driving licenses me and a few friends toured Lapland first and soon after the whole Finland. The goal to pose in all 440 Finnish municipalities was achieved in 2012.

2000

Study of Ilmari Kianto

My digital steps started in 1996 when I browsed World Wide Web first time. Then in school I learnt a little bit programming (Pascal, QBasic) and created my first web page in 1998. Finally in 1999 I bought my first computer. One year later I was renewing the website of my school, Kastelli Upper Secondary School, when I was 17 years old.

Also my literature study of Ilmari Kianto was added to the permanent exhibition in the Kianto's home town library.

1990

Bike gang

Sport and progression is very important to me. Six gold medals in primary school in skiing, running and shot put. Researching surroundings was also started in early years.

1983

I was born in Suomussalmi, Finland. The town is known by the author Ilmari Kianto and Battle of Raate road. I'm influenced by both.