So – what’s this site about? Quite simply, this blog is a dedicated place to store some important findings and tips that I (and sometimes my colleagues) have found in our daily work, so that they wouldn’t be scattered around DropBox, OneNote, OneDrive, e-mail, seventeen different SharePoint team sites, post-it-notes and multiple flavors of version controls.
Quite a few of the posts are actually based on someone else’s work that I’ve felt needed to be saved somewhere and maybe enhanced a bit, but I’ve tried to give credit where credit is due and mention the original source.
Lately, most posts are about the Microsoft’s stack, as it occupies most of my typical working day. Also, it’s a fun and varying stack to work with! 🙂 I feel like Microsoft’s really taking it somewhere.
Who’s the blogger?
Ah – let me introduce myself. I’m Antti K. Koskela, a laid back tech fellow with a passionate attitude to pretty much anything related to Software Business or Commercial Law. I’ve been a freelancer web developer since I was 14 years. For a developer, I do like to socialize, which is why I like working with customers and love sharing any tidbits of knowledge that might be useful to someone else, too! In addition to tech stuff, I know a ton about commercial law and taxation. I’m by no means usability design expert, but I’m pretty good at usability testing and evaluation – and I did my master’s thesis on agile discount usability testing. It does sound like a ton of buzzwords, but it actually makes sense and works!
I have over 10 years of experience from both web-based software development and accounting. During my master’s program I majored in IT and minored in Financing and Commercial Law. After graduating, I went on to become a PhD student, but there isn’t that much to talk about that yet.
So, yeah, the buzzwords – SharePoint, Azure, Usability, Agile Software Development, Financing, Accounting, Entrepreneurship. I suppose those words sum most of my professional life up pretty neatly – I often work on multiple projects at once, and am interested in quite a few things.
And what’s he doing?
I work as a Solutions Architect at Blue Meteorite Ltd. (an independent subsidiary of Fujitsu). “What’s that supposed to mean”, you ask? Ha, I wish I knew! Mostly I wrestle with stuff that’s somehow related to something technical, but sometimes I’m also managing our advertising campaigns, doing usability testing or analyzing usage data from different websites.
I’m also involved with Norppandalotti Software (web development) and ALTER Ltd (Virtual Reality is the future, after all!)
In addition to doing some fun software engineering stuff, I do taxes, play games, am a local guide for Google Maps, and occasionally shoot guns.
What’s with the “K.” ?
My parents played it safe when they named me – you wouldn’t believe how many people called “Antti Koskela” there are! I’d much rather be something, that’s a bit more difficult to google, but at least you get back the right results when you search for “Antti K. Koskela”… 🙂
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