Hi, I'm Martin

I've been coding and helping others to code for a while. Blog posts are just below, info about my experience is here. More about me on the about page.

I've been working as a freelance for a few years now. I tend to prefer missions in small companies or teams with a lot of autonomy. Nowadays I only work for companies with positive social impact - a subjective measure that generally means active in climate, health, education or similar sectors.

My collaborations can differ widely - from a couple of emails to help a first time founder with their technical challenges to leading a technical team for several years.

If you recognize yourself in the description above and want to work together, just send me an email.

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Recent Posts

  • | 3 min read
    #process

    The One Day Work Week

    One Day Work Week I'll not be talking about this idea of being able to only work a single day in the week - if you can, great for you, but I'm not there (yet?). The One Day Week I refer to is a...

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  • | 3 min read
    #hiring

    Managing people I understand

    Managing people I understand Content warning: this may be (even) more philosophical than usual. What triggered those ramblings is me sharing something I often say "I cannot imagine managing a...

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  • | 7 min read
    #hiring

    Hiring strategies

    Part of my octopus job is often to run a team - which sometimes means creating it, and so be in charge of hiring. While I'm no hiring specialist, I did hire around 20 developers during my career...

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  • | 7 min read
    #blog

    2023 in review

    2023 Well, that was a fun year again - and now that I look back, quite a busy one. Missions I spent more than 90% of my time at my two main customers - Beeodiversity & Farm For Good, but I'm happy...

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  • | 2 min read
    #career

    Short Stints

    I used to be wary about "short stints" - staying less than two years at a company as an employee. I remember saying I needed three years to get at full capacity. It was not much about the...

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  • | 5 min read
    #hiring

    Seniority Reloaded

    I'm by all possible measures a "Senior Developer" - at 46 years and 20+ in tech, I guess I've been one for a while. To be honest, in an industry that "seniorize" people after 5...

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  • | 3 min read
    #hiring

    I'm no rockstar, you're not Google, and that's ok

    The IT sector is known for using hype and various superlative about developers: things like "Java rockstar", "Wordpress Guru" or "Front End ninja" can frequently be found...

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  • | 2 min read
    #tech

    Just use Python

    I generally don't speak much about technology - probably because they are so many people doing that already, and probably better, but mostly because I think it's generally a bad prism. As in: I'm...

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  • | 5 min read
    #process #team

    Development Team Lead Principles

    I've been a "development team lead" for probably half of my career now (so about 10 to 15 years), the other half being a mixed bag of development, consultant or (gasp) C-level manager. What...

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  • | 3 min read
    #career

    The Last Feature

    I've done a signficant number of different things in my (software) career, but I tend to generally come back to two closely related roles: "One man product team" - joining a company either...

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