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

  • | 6 min read
    #career

    You are in charge of your career

    That may not be my most positive post of the year, but as far as advice go, especially toward (new) developers, this one is probably the most important: you are in charge of your career. You should...

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  • | 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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