My name is Alexander. I live in Stockholm. I work with code. I am passionate about stuff
like Developer Experience and DevOps culture.
When I am away from the keyboard I enjoy spending my time practicing poledance & yoga, reading books
I was born in Stockholm in 1985, though I grew up in Umeå in northern Sweden. I moved back to
Stockholm in 2008 to join a company, after dropping out of univerity. My main virtues in life
are minimalism, simplicity and living below my means. I love learning and trying new things,
which is the main driving force behind my career.
Outside of work I spend a lot of time moving and working out to compensate for all the sedentary
hours in front of the computer. My main sport is poledancing but I also love doing yoga and
taking long walks.
My Professional Background
My story began around 1997 when I got my first PC with dialup internet. I quickly became
enchanted by the web and it did not take long until I wanted to build my own homepage so that I
could become a part of the web myself. Dialup was expensive I was only allowed to go online for
a few hours every week. I spent that precious time online learning about HTML (and playing
Flight Simulator 98!) and finding free hosts where I could publish my creations.
In 2003 my journey took a giant leap as I got DSL at home. This was a huge thing for me as I was
suddenly able to go online as much as I wanted; I was no longer restricted by the cost or speed
of dialup. Having 24/7 access to the internet meant I could spend more time on the social
aspects of the internet. I eventually found a bunch of like-minded people on IRC and I started
making friends online. Some of the people I got to know taught me about things like linux and
running my own servers. They inspired me to build my own computer for the first time, a computer
that became my first home server where I installed linux for the first time in my life and I
learned how to setup my own web server among other things.
Code: .NET, bash, dotnet core, js, nodejs,
Culture: agile, developer experience,
Language: english, swedish and very basic
Tech: docker, kubernetes, linux, queues,
UX: analytics, figma, interviewing, matomo,
user research, user story mapping