Programming for fun and profit

A blog about software engineering, programming languages and technical tinkering


About me

Hello! My name is Simon, and I'm a software engineer with a passion for digging deep into technical topics and teaching them to others. As far as credentials go, I have an MSc in Computer Science and Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. I taught computer science topics there for over four years and I probably learned more myself than any of my students ever did. Continuing on that road out in industry, I've both taught in trainee programs and held talks at meetups.

I enjoy open-source development and spend much of my free time working on projects in that sphere. See the Projects page for more on that, or just head directly to my GitHub. When I'm not coding, I enjoy tinkering with my desktop computer, playing computer games, reading books or exercising. As is evident by this website, I also occasionally write an article or two.

About this website

This site serves primarily as my private blog. I sometimes write lengthy articles and even series of articles on topics related to programming, mostly within the Python programming language. I find that it's a good way to retain newly aquired knowledge. I also have a Wiki where I gather knowlegde that I don't have the time to write a full-fledged article about.

Disclaimer: The content on this website reflect my personal opinions and experiences, and can in no way be attributed to any of my past or current employers.

What is this "slarse"?

"slarse" was the (presumably) automatically generated username that I was provided with when I started studying at KTH. It just kind of stuck. When I started working as a TA, one of my colleagues even called me slarse for over a year because that's what came to mind first for him. It's more or less my online identity nowadays.

Contact me

Feel free to send me an email!

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