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Johnie

Hey, I'm Johnie Hjelm! 31 years old, currently living in Solna, Stockholm with my beloved girlfriend and have more than 15 years career in the tech industry, I've journeyed from a high school intern to a Technical Lead Manager, overcoming the unique hurdles posed by my physical disability along the way. My initial experience at a web agency sparked a self-taught path in web development, fueling my conviction that technology has the power to better lives. In my current role, I put a strong emphasis on both personal and professional development within my team.

My leadership mantra is straightforward: stay humble, stay hungry. This philosophy is at the core of every project I oversee and every team I lead. The goal is not just to build exceptional products, but also to cultivate an environment that nurtures growth and development in individuals.

In my personal endeavors, I'm committed to making the tech industry more inclusive through my initiative, Crip in Tech. By focusing on inclusivity, I aim to help others overcome their own challenges, enriching the tech community with more crips.

Bio

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Johnie Hjelm is a seasoned Technical Lead Manager with over 15 years in the tech industry. A self-taught Fullstack Web Developer, he has successfully navigated a rich career journey, marked by his dedication to fostering individual and team success. Known for his pragmatic and transparent leadership style, Johnie is also the force behind Crip in Tech, an initiative aimed at making the tech sector more inclusive for individuals with physical disabilities.

Current preferred stack

I'm a big fan of Serverless and I currently prefer using the following stack for projects:

  • React
  • Next.js
  • TypeScript
  • Jest
  • Tailwind CSS
  • Svelte
  • Node.js
  • PostgreSQL

Hire me

I'm currently available for consulting and freelance work. If you're interested in working together, please reach out!

  • Fullstack developer with wide skills
  • Technical Leadership: Proven track record as a Technical Lead, managing teams and projects to success.
  • Agile Workflow: Experienced in implementing agile practices to optimize team workflow.
  • +6 years of React experience: Worked with Redux in the past but now preferring Context API.
  • 4 years of Jest and TDD: Strong focus on quality and compliance.
  • 4 years of Next.js: Extensive experience in front-end and back-end technologies.
  • +8 years working with server-side JavaScript: (Node + Express), REST APIs, and PostgreSQL databases.
  • Recent experience with Svelte: Always staying updated with the latest technologies.
  • Tailwind CSS: I'm a big fan of Tailwind CSS and I'm using it in most of my projects.
  • Thinking about accessibility as a top priority in UX: Passionate about fostering genuine connections and promoting diversity and inclusion.
  • Github Actions: Experienced in Deployment Pipelines and Automation.
  • I've also worked in the past with: Vue, Styled Components, Gatsby, Redux, mySQL, Angular, Firebase.
  • Can communicate with designers: I'm not a designer but I can communicate with them and understand their needs.
  • Creative and with good writing skills: Led creative development and produced thought-provoking podcasts.
  • Compliance Expertise: Managed compliance-related tasks, particularly in the gambling and betting industry.
  • Microservices Architecture: Worked with microservices development using Node.js and Golang.
  • Containerization and Automation: Familiar with containerization technologies and automation tools.
  • Security: Prioritize security measures in development practices.
  • Volunteer Experience: Acted as a Code Coach at Tjejer Kodar in 2019, showcasing a commitment to community and skill-sharing.