Education can change people, and that’s what happened to me. I never thought that my four years at Culture, Society, Media production would change my direction in life the way it did.
First of all: Theoretical studies makes you think differently, makes you apply multiple perspectives on things, and makes you a better analyst – at least I think so. During my studies I targeted on contemporary social studies – including sociology, cultural studies, media and communication studies and more – which gave me a greater understanding of our society at large.
Secondly: The program I attended also include practical parts, and it was at one of those occasions I got bitten by the Web (and multimedia/hypermedia production). We had a project where we did a web production – nothing to brag about today regarding the technical level, but content wise it’s still pretty interesting – and this was the first time I had to deal with things like HTML and Flash, and since then I knew I was going to work with web and multimedia production.
So by today,
a couple of several many years later, I’ve not only become an academic, got huge student loans, surpassed the age of 30 36 38, but I’ve also become a computer nerd and geek! But I try to compensate for the geekiness by making music, mountainbiking, playing golf road biking and hit a pub now and then.
Someone asked me: How do you define your self? Lets say that at work most people – who don’t work too closely to me – think I’m an engineer or technician. Maybe not too wrongfully since I write a lot of code, but I see myself more as a humanist. But the nice thing about coding is that it’s fairly black and white: If it works it works. Life in general isn’t that black and white!
Here’s a list of programming languages and techniques I’m using or are familiar with:
You can check out my Pike modules at Github
You can check out my PHP framework PLib at Github
I’ve writted the Roxen Application Launcher in Vala for instance.
…and I’m quite familiar with industry standard applications like Photoshop and Flash.