Kalle is one of Avaus’ Lead Developers, with responsibility for developing the company’s competence within his field, including evaluating new technologies and development methodologies.
He finds his inspiration discussing the latest and greatest tech with his peers. He’s also known as the founder of our “Nerd Lunch”, which is almost as cool as it sounds.
A “Nerd Lunch” is when some developers gather in a meeting room and watch some technical videos or discuss some technical topic whilst eating pizza. Kalle started this but it may be organized by anyone who takes the initiative. In general Kalle is interested in tech and anything that can improve the success rate of projects; be it TDD, ATDD, BDD, Agile methods, Lean, XP, Scrum or whatever is the buzzword of the day. Any new programming language, tech or methodology can be investigated either alone, or with his workmates in some competence session. It’s this constant exploration and trying out of new ideas that drives him to come to work every day. Overall at Avaus he enjoys the fact that there is a wealth of expertise all around him, not just pure technical people, but from other fields like graphic design, user experience, analytics or search engine optimization.