For those of you that don't want to read my whole profile, these are my interests - and what I may post about:
- SQL Server
- Functional programming
- Other interests:
- Alpine skiing
For the rest of you, below follows who I am:
I was born in Hangö
, Finland many moons ago (too many to remember). We moved from Hangö
to Sweden when I was three years old, but Hangö
still is, (and will forever be), my spiritual home.
My interest for computers and programming really started while working at Microsoft (hmm, strange that) in Sweden. After having been at Microsoft, I moved to UK in 1995 and initially worked as an independent consultant / contractor. Ah, those were the days!! Anyway, I'm digressing - I got heavily involved in database development (mostly SQL Server), and research into how databases work. From there it was a logical step to join DevelopMentor
as freelancing instructor, mostly doing database related topics.
In 2001 I took the step over to full-time work at DevelopMentor
, researching and teaching database and .NET curriculum. Microsoft approached us in 2002 and asked if we could do a course and write a book about the next version of SQL Server, the version that now is known as SQL Server 2005 - back then it was supposed to have another name :). So, we got access to bits, and wrote the book - "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers" - and a course for developers. We we took the course "on the road" and the following two years I spent traveling around the world delivering the course to Microsoft employees and major customers / ISV's.
I worked at DevelopMentor
researching, writing and delivering courses until mid 2009, when life took an unexpected turn, and I left DevelopMentor
for a full time SQL and .NET developer position at a really "shit-hot" company. My greatest fear while working at DevelopMentor
was to have to become a "normal" developer and not doing "bleeding edge" technology any more. Well, here at this company that is definitely not the case - we are as "bleeding edge" as you can be.
Lately I have become interested in functional languages and at my spare time (what is that?) I do F#. I am interested in creating financial trading systems using functional languages and Complex Event Processing tools and I am also researching into distributed and concurrent systems.
Besides technology I am interested in (alpine) skiing, sailing and tennis. In my youth I worked at a ski resort in the Swedish mountains as a ski-patroller and I used to play tennis and sail competitively.