So who is this nerd exactly?

Let's find out...

Image of fullstack developer Martin Aarhus Gregersen

Eager & curious learner

I'm a strong believer in always keep learning, and as a naturally curious individual, I've always been an avid learner. Starting from a very young age it came naturally to explore and subsequently build my own pc's. The early interaction with computers led me to self-study programming at a consistent stage, once I started at Aalborg university in 2012, studying communications.

Formal education in Communications

As I studied communications at Aalborg university, I became more and more curious about learning programming, which seemed to be a given that I would learn eventually, even from early childhood. So everything I know about computers, programming and development is entirely self-taught, through trial and error and lots and lots of courses.

This also meant I wasn't immediately sure that I was gonna work in programming, and such started a student job in 2015, in which I thankfully got to uncover more of my passion. I was in a position of "working in IT", which meant doing a little bit of everything, including online marketing. It was only after having this job for a bit over a year (going fulltime from August'15 through July 16), that I knew I really wanted to code.

Acqauinted with a wide range of technologies

Throughout the course of exploring "computer science", I done quite many tutorials and online courses, coming across a vast range of technologies. Some of the more popular ones being React, Docker, NodeJS, WebPack, Git, WordPress and many more... Being self-taught you can't really skip out on anything, and you're forced to learn CLI tools, a handy bit of Linux Administration and DevOps, as well as keeping in touch with new technologies. As such I see myself with a unique profile in that I have a really broad acqauintance with popular technologies.

Big fan of Ruby on Rails

After becoming acqauinted with The Odin Project, which took me through a course, exploring all the corners of web-development, Ruby on Rails quickly became my development tool of choice. It is where I am most comfortable and have built a variety of websites using the framework, as it allows rapid feature development, and has a convenient development cycle.

Lately I have been using it for various hobby projects, and with my employment at Reva Media ApS, where I got to learn a lot more about the framework I've grown so fond of.

But at the end of the day..

But at the end of the day, the tools we use are little more than exactly that; tools. As previously mentioned, I'm a firm believer in continous growth and development, and therefore I am trying to constantly sharpen my skills. That happens by furthering my Ruby on Rails experience, but simultaneously trying to branch out and learn new technologies, such as NodeJS, React and C#.

Well, enough about work

If you're curious to learn what this dude is passionate about outside programming and what little digital marketing I know, this section is for you!

Livestreaming coding

Starting in 2014, inspired by the mantra "The teacher learns the most", I wanted to start teaching programming, to solidify my own knowledge even more. This led to an account on livecoding.tv (now liveedu.tv), a platform designed for livestreaming coding, where I've since garnered well over 250.000 views, creating content such as "How to create a facebook clone", "How to build a Ruby on Rails API" and "How to build a Yelp clone".

Here's an image of my current course overview Overview of my courses on livecoding.tv (now liveedu.tv), garnering more than 250.000 views