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 skills because that'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 and USA East Coast. And everything is ready for New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam in December. Also been writing articles, studing life, political power, business and human beings. Swimming and drinking a few beers.

Some of the new articles:

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 for the first time.

2015

Barcelona

Moving to Helsinki and working in an international corporation, Management Events, was ... a new experience. Business people are not like engineers.

In 2015 I also lived half a year in Barcelona with my girlfriend to experiment the tremendous country. I worked remotely to Finland—web developing is possible and even more efficient in remote if done right.

To learn the most modern technologies I wrote a comprehensive article: PHP developer in JavaScript world.

2013

Travelling in Europe

While becoming a better web developer I also wanted to understand the whole world and human beings. Investing, economics, history and politics were studied.

To extend the studies we had a group of friends to travel around Europe. 24 European countries were visited in four years.

Running marathon in 4:00:02 was comical.

2010

Master's Thesis

Just before graduation I started to work in 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, of which I wrote my Master's thesis. Major was Information Technology.

2009

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 Moposite had over 1500 daily visitors.

2008

Tutkijoiden Lappi

While studing my Master's degree I was also working in the University of Oulu. Some of the extra works in addition to general IT support were Tutkijoiden Lappi expedition gallery and a new website for the department of dermatology.

Virtual Exam System was also programmed for the department of gynaecology and later Lassitek, a private company was established because the universities of Tampere and Turku wanted to acquire the system as well.

2006

Pepsi

Buying (and selling) 1500 litres of Pepsi to earn my first laptop was the topic of my first web article. In year 2006 I also created a sport competition called Liikuntoilu and bicycled 260 kilometers in one go.

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 my friends toured Lapland first and soon after the whole Finland. The goal to visit all 440 Finnish municipalities was achieved in 2012.

1996

The World Wide Web I browsed first time in 1996. In 1997 I programmed first time (Pascal, QBasic). My first web page was created in 1998 and I bought my first computer in 1999. Those were the initial steps of my digital life.

In 2000 I was 17 years old when I renewed the website of my own school, Kastelli Upper Secondary School.

1990

Bike gang

Sport and progression is my second nature. I learnt to ski very early: six gold medals until the end of primary school. Researching surroundings was also started very early.

1983

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