Hej

I’m a he/him living in Stockholm, Sweden.

Portrait of Alvar Lagerlöf

My story

It all begain with a $2 computer. How, you ask? Well, when I was younger I played a lot of Minecraft. Naturally, I wanted to play with friends, so I figured that I'd create a server for us. I went to a flea market and looked for the cheapest computer I could find. For $2, I got an absolute wreck. Not knowing what I had bought, I took it home and installed a Linux distribution on it.

Surprisingly, it worked fine. However, something was missing. All of the "cool" servers had a website. I wanted mine to have one too. An Apache install and some typing later, there was a website. Now, I found that more fun than actually playing the game. It snowballed from there.

Since then, I've tried a lot of different things. Everything from Android and iOS apps, to decentralized tic-tac-toe, to neural networks based on ImageNet.

Along the way, I've realized that I like working with declarative UI and have grown increasingly interested in design as well. When I'm not coding, I like to ski and take photos.

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Experience

  • Web developer at AASchools

    Part-timeMar 2019 - Dec 2019

    I built the front-end of a platform (with diffrencens for students, teachers and administrators) for the schools. It was made with React and Redux for state managment. I also set up a CI/CD system using Amazon ECS and Travis via GitHub.

  • App developer at Roboro

    InternshipNov 2016

    I worked on an iOS and Android app for koda.nu as a collaboration between Roboro AB and Internetstiftelsen (Swedish Internet Foundation). Koda is a website teaching kids how to code using simplified JavaScript canvas APIs. The apps were published on Play store and App store and included offline syncing, authentication and a code editor.