Mattias Pettersson is The Original Geek. What is a Geek? A geek is likely to be technologically enthused, a free-spirited but not malevolent technology hacker, a creator of unusual objects. I am a proud geek and I love technology
I feel best when I am exposed to some form of challenge and the last 10 years, most such challenges has come with streaming media and system architecture (mostly cloud-based). I have, to my knowledge, never failed to deliver what I promised would work.
I am 50 years old, born and raised in Sollentuna outside Stockholm. In order to broaden my horizons, and for the sake of love of course, I’ve moved around a bit in Sweden. I have had many occupations in my life, everything from being a relay assembler at a machine shop, via radiojock on several local and national radio stations, to being self-employed in IT and information-industry.
I have managed the development team as CTO for my current employer since 2012, and I frequently have to explain complex technical issues to non-technical peope which also means that I have had to learn to translate geekspeak to plain language and vice versa.
I also socialize with other people and not necessarily from the computer - sharing a meal with people, at home or in restaurants, is probably the best way to hang out.
To make it easier to handle my old clients as well as do more voiceover work I started my own company. Any work that would be considered competitive to my employer is being forwarded into Mavshack of course.
Started as System Administrator in a subsidiary company and got moved up the ladder to the corporate level and CTO, where I oversee the day to day technical operations as well as develop our streaming systems and head the development team consisting of currently five people
Started at the company when it was called Nordic Web Radio and followed through via two fusions to Aller Edge Media and then on to Emunity Edge. Originally technician and served as CTO when the company was Aller Edge Media, and became operations manager with specific responsibility for the streaming parts of the company.
"I see Mattias as a driven person, who is never afraid to tackle anything and solves any problems that arise along the road. His practice is usually done in any creative way in which he takes the opportunity to learn something new …"
"Mattias is the one who makes everything happen. He often says that nothing is impossible and so far he has proven that to be the case. I recommend him warmly!"
"Mattias is constructive, communicative and has technical skills, but do not drown his surroundings in name-dropping or other technical vices. He does not lacks a sense of humor."
"I have hired Mattias as a consultant several times over the years, from 2001 onwards, and are very pleased with the results of our collaboration."
"Mattias is a pragmatic and solution-oriented person, with a passionate interest in his field of expertise as well as technology in general. Perfect for those days when we explore new technologies for mobile content."
"I worked together with Mattias at Emunity Edge where he was operating serverenvironment for us, as well as our partners. Mattias was the one who made sure our radiosolution (about 40 web- and mobileradio channels) never went down and kept excellent quality. When we did a project for Svenska Spel (PokerSM), it was Mattias who found the solution to others previously “unsolvable” problems. It was a success and Mattias were in the end, even the one who produced the broadcast throughout the event. Mattias is a fun person to work with and has great knowledge of many things IT related."
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