Introducing Jonas, Our New Pinball Wizard
WooRank is thrilled to introduce Jonas Johansson to our technical team! We thought we’d give him a chance to introduce himself this week (and show off a little).
Name: Jonas Johansson
Position @WooRank: Developer
Languages: English / Swedish
Brief bio: I’m a Swede by birth. Supposedly my ancestors were Waloons, so I guess living in Brussels since November 2014 is a bit like getting back to my roots 😉 I studied in Umeå way up the northern Swedish east coast and got a Master of Science in Computer Engineering as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. Before moving to Belgium I was living in Stockholm, where I put in a couple of years as a consultant before working at GpsGate (a startup in Fleet Management) for five years.
The Important Questions
What’s something you’re surprisingly good at? Pinball – I’m currently ranked #86 in the world. (Rumor has it Jonas will buy a colleague a beer if one of us can beat him… Better start practicing.)
What’s your favourite online time waster? http://waitbutwhy.com/
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you bring with you? Avocado, Laptop and a Lord of the Rings Pinball Machine.
Do you have any hobbies? As a pinball junkie I go to a bunch of pinball competitions each year in Europe and USA. Travel by pinball!
What celebrity would you most enjoy meeting in real life? Lawrence Krauss.
What excites you most about becoming a WooRanker? I immediately recognized the culture at WooRank as something I like. WooRank as a startup software company has a focus on the quality of the product. It’s a fun way to work, as opposed to following strict deadlines, which I might have to do if I were working for a large consultancy company.
Do you pronounce .gif with a hard-g or a soft-g? Hard g, of course 🙂