New Hire at Umbraco HQ: Nicolai Oksen
My new job at Umbraco HQ
Hi everyone, my name is Nicolai Oksen and I’m a senior developer at Umbraco HQ (or as I like to refer to myself: Keyboard smasher and code creator… it just adds some more spice to it, right? 😉 )
I have been programming for the majority of my life (since age 10…) and I absolutely love it.
I’ve been working professionally as a software developer since I was 18, maintaining several different positions along the way. For the past 3 years I’ve spent my time working with EPiServer and Sitecore as a consultant (I’ve actually never touched Umbraco before starting at HQ 😯).
During my work as a consultant I discovered that I had a desire to work on a product and be a dedicated member of a team. Umbraco fits the bill and holds a solid reputation for giving their employees the possibilities to improve their skill-set.
So lucky me, 2018 started with a new job at Umbraco HQ, but actually I had the pleasure of having my first meeting with all the HQ Umbracians at their Christmas Party - almost a month before I officially had my first day. I was greeted by smiles and humor. What a welcome - I felt that I was part of Umbraco already! 😄
I have a passion for doing clean code and I’m here to help improve the Umbraco CMS and Umbraco Cloud by introducing new features and polishing existing ones!
Who’s this Nicolai… 🤔
I am 27 years old, I was born and raised in a small town in Sønderjylland (the very south of Jutland - very rural) but now live in Odense. I’ve spent most of my childhood toying with computers and hardware and during my younger years I had few other hobbies (did anyone say nerd? 🤓).
My professional career started at Bang & Olufsen where I worked as a Data Technician apprentice for 2 years. My boss at the time, Søren, encouraged me to move on to get an engineering degree (and for that I’m eternally grateful, because without the advice I would not be here today! 😊).
But it’s not all about being a tech-nerd.
When I moved to Odense I started lifting weights at a gym. I found that it helps me focus and deliver greater results in my work and especially after a long and stressful day at a desk, going to the gym and throwing metal around is good therapy! I recently broke my personal record in leg press, moving 320 kg for 5 reps (I’m quite proud! 💪)
My two cats: Hemingway and Cassiopeia
Besides all of the above, I also have a lovely girlfriend whom I try to spend my time with outside work and training and two awesome cats! Above you see the cats cuddling, a rare occasion 😊
You’ll be able to find me at Umbraco HQ where my days will be focused on code, making the world awesome and drinking loads of coffee! 😉
...BTW did I mention that I own a 160cm tall wooden Robot Unicorn? Who said anything about a match made in heaven…
Of course there's a story behind this... which may include a bit too much beer. Ask me at Codegarden ;)
👋 See you around, oh and:
Case story: Chateau de Fontaine
Chateau de Fontaine is a State of the art Stud Farm breeding the best horses in the world. Luxury, quality and elegance eccos throughout the business and are of course characteristics which should be reflected on their website. Chateau de Fontaine wanted a solution that could give them an elegant, custom made, logical and reliable website. A solution produced and designed by WebVision using Umbraco CMS and Umbraco Cloud.