ChorusClass is growing! This week, we hired our first in-house programmer to work full time with us. This is so exciting. Ladies, gentlemen and variations there-upon, we have the honor to present the legendary, the one and only, our programming guru: Alexander Karlsson!
Tell us who you are, Alex.
”I've always had an interest for music and have been experimenting with a lot of different musical techniques. When studying at Gotland University I was a part of the same choir as Olof. Ever since I graduated, the programming has been a growing part of my life and the musical side has stayed dormant until now when I can finally combine these two interests.”
This growth might seem small, but what this means for us at ChorusClass is more regular bug fixes, faster development and a quicker response time when a bug or the need for a feature appears.
We're really excited about this.
As a bonus, let us tell you a story about Alex's student time.
At one point in his programming studies, there was a big assignment and Alex's team had to work day and night to get their assignment in by the end of the week.
One evening, Alex had been programming for 48 hours straight and he didn't make much sense talking to anymore. He was taking yibberish and mostly in code. His team mates started to protest his continuing work, but he protested, saying he needed to write some more. The team knew that Alex would code himself to death if they let him, so they had to do something. They couldn't persuade him to stop coding and just go home to sleep, so they came up with a clever solution. They took the charger from his computer and hid it. When his battery was out, they thought, he couldn't possibly code anymore. They were wrong.
The battery was dying fast, so Alex saved his work and protestingly went home. How could they not understand? He could see the code clearly in his mind and if he slept now, he'd forget it! So Alex gets home, grabs the first piece of paper he can find – receipts off his desk – and scribbles the last part of the code on them before crashing into bed. He finds them the next day, copies it over to his computer and they send in the assignment.