Thursday, October 4, 2018

uProfile October 2018: Emma Ekholm

uProfile October 2018: Emma Ekholm


Working for: Webmind

Job role: Partner, CFO and content manager

Country: Sweden

Time working with UmbracoSoon five years

Emma from Webmind

Your favourite Umbraco moment?

The day we became Umbraco Gold Partner was probably my favourite moment so far.

And also uSweFest 2017. We had a really nice time and to meet all those happy people. It was a lot of work but when we saw the day worked and that people enjoyed themselves I felt it was worth it.

And to be appointed uProfile, of course 😊

Webmind as Gold partnerMe and the Webmind team celebrating our Gold Partner status




What in your Umbraco career are you most proud of?

The thing I'm most proud of is to be part of Webmind, and what I have created together with Jens and our team. We´re a small agency but we have achieved a lot and we are a well-known name on the Swedish Umbraco market and community.  We do a lot of good things and we have a lot of fun meanwhile.


What about Umbraco keeps you coming back for more?

That Umbraco makes our customers happy, that it is so easy to work with, that it has the friendliest community in the world and all the lovely people at HQ!

What are you currently working on?

I´m almost always working with content on a bunch of sites at the same time. But right now planning and preparing for the 2018 edition of the Swedish Umbraco Festival which takes a lot of my time.


Emma at SE Festival 2017From the Umbraco Sweden Festival 2017


What are your top 3 best tips for an Umbraco newbie?

  1. Go to a festival, preferably Umbraco Sweden Festival, of course 😉 

  2. Join and take part in all information and help available there.

  3. Don't be afraid to ask for help or to reach out! This is the friendliest community in the world.


Any aspirations for your future?

Both this year´s and the next year’s Swedish Festivals are very important to me and I´m aiming for them to be bigger and better each time. We have already started planning for the 2019 edition which will be very exciting.

And also to continue to grow and expand our agency. To get more coworkers, to become even better at what we are doing, to keep getting bigger and more exciting projects and clients and to keep having fun at work.

What series are you watching now?

I have just watched the second season of The Handmaid's Tale and look forward to the next season.


Tell us a something unexpected about yourself?

I have picked up a shell at 72-meter depth in the Red Sea outside Dahab in Egypt and I have been sledging down the world's highest located ski slope Chacaltaya, 5375 meters above sea level in Bolivia.


What's on top of your bucket list?

On top of my bucket list is to go Eye-to-eye with a white shark. Or whale shark, they change places from time to time.


A massive H5YR to Emma 😀! If you’d like to connect with Emma and Webmind, you can find her on Twitter: @uSweFest  and on LinkedIn:

You can also meet in person Emma at the Umbraco Sweden Festival on the 16th of November 2018

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