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.
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.
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.
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, 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#.
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!
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