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Meet Joakim Skoog - A Sailor, Skier, And Backend Developer

Meet Joakim Skoog, a backend developer, sailor and skier. And when the weather is perfect, he kitesurfs with no care in the world.

Not all developers are created equal. Some come with extra perks that could blow you away. Joakim Skoog is a perfect example, a backend developer who's also a sailor in summer and a skier during winter. And when the weather is perfect, he kitesurfs with no care in the world. 

Who said developers are boring?

Anyways, it's our culture always to get to know our talents, and today we'll be conversing with Skoog to know a bit more about his role here at Gigapay. We hope you enjoy the interview :)

Hi Skoog, can you tell us a bit about your background?

Of course. I grew up in Örebro, and in 2016, I moved to Stockholm. Since then, I have been studying Computer Science, worked at KTH as a computer scientist, and spent my summers working on SAAB's tactical simulator for air force defense. A fun fact is also that I spent a year on a sailing boat in Greece as a kid.

How did you get to work at Gigapay?

A friend of mine used to work at Gigapay, and he recommended I apply. I did, and here I am :)

What are your primary responsibilities?

I'm working as a backend developer, which means that I'm always developing new features and maintaining the old code. It's a pretty exciting role :)

What is a typical day (or week) like for you?

I come to the office at 9 am, and more or less, the entire day is problem-solving related to new or old code. Right now, I'm working on a big new project that I'm running, which is a lot of fun!

Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Definitely a dog person!

Is there a quote that motivates you?

My favorite quote is from Nike, "Just do it!"

What are your hobbies?

I sail in the summer and ski in the winter. But, of course, some kitesurfing doesn't hurt either :)

What is the best part of Gigapay's tech team?

Everyone is so lovely! I learn a lot every single day. The atmosphere at the office also has that natural growth feeling.

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