About

Christian Engvall is an experienced developer with app, backend and frontend skills. He’s currently creating games at his own company Honkbark Studios.

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The early years and education

Christian started to develop software at the early age of 10. It all started with a software called Klik & Play in which he created games along with a good friend. He was then introduced to Visual Basic (5.0) by his teacher and went on to create text based games.

In upper secondary technical school he was introduced to running his own Apache web server on Debian. He then explored the open source world of PHP and MySQL. His project work was to create a website for a handball tournament. During this time he acquired the interest to share knowledge and code.

Christian continued in the field of technology by studying Information Systems Analysis at Linköping University. Here he expanded his knowledge in programming, but he also acquired knowledge in software methodologies such as scrum. To earn some extra money he worked part time at the IT-department of Linköping University with customer service and support. He then graduated with a bachelor of science in the field.

At work - Bluerange (2009 - 2011)

After graduation Christian was hired as a system/backend developer at Bluerange Technologies. His task assignment was to develop a CMS that hosted around 500 clients. He wrote integrations between the CMS and different payment services so that e-commerce customers could receive payments online. Creating integrations between ERP systems and customer websites was also a part of his assignments. The languages Christian coded in was mainly C#, Javascript, HTML and CSS.

Sogeti (2011 - 2014)

After working at Bluerange for 2 years Christian decided to move on and became an IT-consultant at Sogeti. During his stay here he helped Swedish public authorities to build integrations and mashups from their existing apis and services, and then displaying this data on their web, so he got to use both his backend and frontend skills during this assignment while working with .NET technologies.

He also helped the largest newspaper in Jönköping to go from printed issue to publishing their news on their website. This included writing integrations from Newspilot (a system where journalists wrote their articles) to the CMS and then publishing the news online. He coded mainly using PHP, javascript, css and HTML.

Sogeti also taught Christian how to develop apps for the iOS platform which lead to assignments in creating an iOS apps for Swedish authorities.

Husvisningar.se (2013 - 2014)

Since Christian wanted to explore open source technologies, he created husvisningar.se after working hours with two former colleagues. The leading broker in Sweden called hemnet.se could not show model homes on their site. So that became the business concept of husvisningar.se. This time he used Ruby on rails to create the site. The site was later sold so Christian is not involved anymore.

Consid (2014 - 2016)

After husvisningar.se and Sogeti, Christian was head hunted by Consid. They got several tips by former colleagues that Christian was an excellent developer which lead to them hiring him. Christians expert knowledge in integrations and backend development seasoned with his broad knowledge in frontend development made him a perfect fit for the company.

Honkbark Studios (2015 - now)

Christian has a mind that constantly makes him want to explore new things. That is why he started his game development studio under which he has released a game called Friendsheep. It started out has a half time project but is now Christians full time assignment.

Spare time

In his spare time he is into photography (some are published at pexels), compose music and publish code on github. He is also interested in personal finance and the stock market. When not being stationary he rides mountain bike and enjoys skiing. Taking walks in the forrest with along side his Bernese mountain dog is also one thing he appreciates doing.

Summary

2015 - now
Game developer and owner at Honkbark studios, Jönköping

2014 - 2016
Consultant at Consid, Jönköping

2013 - 2014
Co-founder and developer at Husvisningar.se Read article at jnytt.se

2011 – 2014
Consultant at Sogeti, Jönköping

2009 – 2011
Software developer at Bluerange Technologies, Jönköping

Education

2006 – 2009
Information Systems Analysis at Linköping University