me

I'm not much of a talker, but let me rant about myself for a bit. You can skip ahead to: my passions, overview about my education or my work.

My full curriculum vitae can be viewed here and downloaded through the link: download CV.pdf.

superpowers ⚡

I'm an aspiring full-stack front-end developer. I'm interested in all kinds of visual communication, but my major focus is on designing web interfaces. I love (and preach) all things Node.js, semantic HTML, the power of CSS & progressive enhancement. Lately I've really enjoyed tinkering with:

  • Vue.js ♥
  • Webpack
  • Metalsmith
  • Anything ES6

I work great with designers (challenging the flow and their thought process), other devs 🤓 or less-techy folk (pretty sure that's the technical term for it).

I've also dabbled in other fields (and hope to perfect them in the future), like:

  • automation & shell scripting
  • web performance
  • CD & CI
  • agile thinking
  • accessibility
  • security
  • UNIX-based systems
  • dockerisation, Kubernetes
  • UX & user flow
  • interaction design
  • Googling for solutions (near master level 💯)

education

Being a self-claimed autodidact, I consider myself a proud drop out. Instead of going the standard university route (BSc, MSc, internships, etc.), I pivoted and spent my time tinkering on small private projects, reading books & articles and listening to podcasts.

My biggest educational growth though were the first few months at my first job and I believe my hunger for knowledge has sky-rocketed ever since. I also love meetups and conferences (...it's the free swag).

Since some do care about the official part of this, here's a rundown:

  • CS at Tallinn University of Technology
    • quit June 2015
    • I in no way mean to bad-mouth, but the (at the time) outdated curriculum and narrow-minded teachers left me wanting more. I've listed the relevant completed courses under my LinkedIn profile.
  • Hardcore developer training at PluralSight
    • attended May 2015
    • A thorough overview of a web developer's stack before PluralSight expanded their training courses.
  • Certificate in Full Stack Development at Free Code Camp
    • Spring 2015
  • Exact Science Field at Old Town Educational College (Secondary education)
    • Graduated June 2012

Favourite learning resources:

labor

I like fiddling small components and scripts on codepen, jsfiddle, gist and on my Arduino.

* Unfortunately, I can't show most of my recent work on here for legal reasons. It's good stuff though.

I started out creating websites for neighbours and small companies, which really sparked a passion. Here's what I've been up to since:

  • Full-stack developer @ Qualitista
    • July 2018
  • FE -> Full-stack developer @ Bigbank
    • July 2015 – July 2018
    • I started out supporting an in-house Wordpress theme, helping marketers create pages with a page builder. Worked with the design team to unify the corporate visuals across multiple countries and platforms (also implemented a pattern library). I then shifted bit more towards Node's full-stack world and worked with microservices and the Wordpress REST API to render its contents as a separate Vue application. I've learned heaps about virtualisation, dockerisation, CI & CD, security, authentication, and too much about front-end itself to even list.
      My last product in the company was a Vue-based component library, coupled with an in-house Express middleware and some internal vue-cli@3 plugins to help developers quickly spin up new applications & product instances.
  • Programming teacher @ Saue High school
    • Autumn 2015 – Spring 2016
    • My job was to give my students a basic understanding of the principles of programming, whilst keeping it a fun learning experience. I teach Python mostly through games and active user input, so their first experience with programming wouldn't be stale.
  • Freelancing @ interwebs
    • Started 2014
    • Programming has long been an interest of mine. Having also a soft spot for the artsy side in me—front-end development seemed like an excellent field to start gaining some experience.

In my free time I enjoy working on my motorcycle, disc golfing, practising muay thai & BJJ... and starring GitHub repos ⭐.