Background: Johannes discovered programming after gymnasium when he started to think about what to do with his life. He started with vanilla JS and PHP, because he wanted to thoroughly understand how everything works. Then he moved on to Angular and TypeScript. He has a BBA degree in IT, and in his stipend-winning thesis he used React. He has continued on the React path after graduation.
"It's interesting to investigate how websites have been built, and why certain things have been used. Nowadays I automatically start checking things like that when browsing the web", he explains.
Life outside of work: Johannes is a man of many interests from Turku. In addition to some hobby projects in coding, he enjoys cultivating his cultural understanding. "There are so many things I want to understand and learn, and I keep discovering more all the time", he says.
Johannes enjoys reading, collecting Finnish proverbs, and learning about historical curiosities, for example. Playing the bass and learning Russian and Greek are on his bucket list. And one of his life goals is to look like Jim Morrison at the age of 27. He only has one year to go so better start growing that beard!
To conclude, Johannes wants to share one of his favourite Finnish proverbs: "Elämä ilman työtä on kuin housut ilman vyötä." An English version, not a direct translation but with the same meaning, would be "No bees, no honey; no work, no money."