Hello! My name is Ykä. I live in Helsinki, Finland. I found Clojure around 2014, after some 10 years of professional software development, mainly with Java.
Starting out with Clojure felt like coming back home because I had studied SICP and Scheme in the university and already liked Scheme back then. Scheme never felt practical because of poor support in contemporary operating systems. Clojure, however, was always both a great language and practical because of JVM interop.
During the last year or so, I have worked at Tomorrow Tech where we have built a digital trading platform for the residential real estate market mainly on Clojure. I’ve also been helping out organising the Helsinki Clojure Meetup.
Besides working in software development, I enjoy climbing, early music and spending time with my family (two kids). I’m ykarikos on Twitter.