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 an MSc in Computer Science and Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. I'm enthusiastic about open-source development, and spend much of my free time working on RepoBee. I also contribute to other projects, such as Spork and Spoon.

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 or Kotlin programming languages. I find that it's a good way to retain newly aquired knowledge. I also try to keep the site up to date with my current Projects.

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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