Long story short, I grew up in southern Finland, played a lot of videogames, ran my own BBS, played a little basketball, did well at school, moved on my own, went to the army, started working with the web, got married to a lovely girl, graduated, got two dogs, became a husband and a dad.
Having recently turned 30 and become a father first to a wonderful little girl and then a small boy, there never seems to be quite enough time to go around. Luckily that doesn’t stop me from getting excited about things. If I had more time, I would probably read more books, go to the movies more often, and maybe dabble in electronic music.
I’m a second generation geek. Computers and software have fascinated me for as long as I can remember. My dad’s a computer scientist and I grew up watching my big brother play International Karate on his C64.
I wanted a Nintendo as a kid, but my dad was wise enough to buy me a PC (perhaps so that I could turn it into a profession and finance my own gaming consoles later on?) That actually turned out quite nicely, considering I love computers and fiddling with them for a living. I love being able to use the computer to do something delightful.
I love music. I used to compose some electronic tracks, and we formed a band to play some cover tunes with my Futurice colleagues. I’m still going to learn to play the guitar better one day.
I get excited about things and love to learn new skills, as well as teach others. I believe in life-long learning in a variety of domains. I want to be the guy who inspires people, awakes in them the desire to learn, and whose presence has a positive effect in the people around him. I’m hoping to one day work for a non-profit or some other instance that would contribute to making the world a bit better.