Nicke joined Kompozure in February 2013 as a Developer. Nicke has been programming since 2004.
TELL US SHORTLY ABOUT YOURSELF
My name is Nicklas Forss and I was born in 1982. I am from Pietarsaari but I have lived in the Helsinki metropolitan area since 2001. At the moment I live in Oulunkylä, Helsinki with my partner Eeva.
WHAT HAVE YOU STUDIED?
I graduated in 2009 from the University of Technology in Espoo with a Master of Science in Electronics. Programming was a big part of my studies and that is where my interest towards the IT industry started.
WHY ARE YOU INTERESTED IN IT/CODING?
When you program you see the results quickly and I like the “creative joy” which I get from programming. I also like that programming is completely logical – if something doesn’t work as it should you can be sure there is a reasonable explanation for it. Sometimes the explanation can be hard to find but it’s always there.
I also like challenges, and challenges are what this industry can certainly offer. Often there can be many different solutions to a problem, so I get to use my imagination and problem-solving skills to find the best possible solution. That is also something I appreciate a lot.
WHAT ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST INTERESTING THINGS IN THE IT INDUSTRY?
If we leave out the NSA eavesdropping and all the radical infrastructure changes that will probably take place because of it, an interesting development is that countries are starting to open their different databases for general use. This may result in various synergies, completely new services and ways to make use of data collected by tax money.
In my spare-time I like to do sports (cycling, football, orienteering…), cooking, trekking, sailing and travelling. On my last trip abroad I ended up taking a diving course and this is a hobby I definitely would like to continue doing. In addition to this I also have few programming projects of my own, like for example the debt calculator Sujut (http://sujut.apphb.com), which I develop when I have some spare time.
WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR A JOB AT KOMPOZURE?
It was time to change jobs and I happened to see a job ad by Kompozure. The people at Kompozure seemed to share the most important values of my own, like openness, responsibility and the desire to produce good results. Kompozure was doing well and it looked like a company which had the potential to evolve and expand. I wanted to be a part of shaping that development.
WHAT’S THE BEST IN KOMPOZURE?
The open and relaxed atmosphere, the variety of assignments and the possibility to learn something new all the time.