Gorm Casper

Software developer with UX education
and more than 15 years of experience.

hello@mail.gormcasper.dk


Tech I like

JavaScript (& Typescript), CSS, Rust, Go, Elixir, React, Elm, ReasonML, Hyperapp.

JavaScript (and more and more Typescript) is my bread and butter, but I have built projects in all of these.

I am less and less focused on frameworks and languages. Most can be picked up within a day. Some within a week.


Experience

Full Stack developer / Issuu
2020 - present

Just started. Currently working on the frontend for publishers, and on getting up to speed with new languages and tech stacks.

Expert Software developer / Nordea
2017 - 2020

Working on the frontend at Nordea where I have built a set of ui components which will be used in most (all?) future web projects. I also regularly do workshops with other frontend developers, and have done a bit of mentoring as well. Latest project is laying the foundation for migrating more than 250K lines of AngularJS code to Angular.

Software developer / Founders
2015 - 2017

Working in a very small team in purely js (both front and back), creating prototypes, proof of concepts and what would eventually ammount to real projects.

Software developer / Zmags
2013 - 2015

Working with frontend and design in a team of about 9 developers and 2 designers on a web app. I did work ranging from maturing stories (pre development), to mocking up ideas for rapid testing, to implementing solutions in JavaScript. The frontend consisted of a Backbonejs framework, with LESS css, gruntjs, git, and npm included in the setup.

UX Designer & developer / Place2Book
2009 - 2013

My role was everything design, UX, and frontend, plus the rare backend fix when necessary. The backend was built in Ruby on Rails, and when I joined I introduced Sass, jQuery, and later CoffeeScript and Bootstrap.

Co-founder / Planely
2010 - 2012

Finding backenders to accompany me in building a web app. The backend was first written in PHP (Zend framework), but later we changed to Haskell and Yesod framework. I did everything design (both online and offline), presentations, team building and recruiting, as well as the entire frontend.

Teaching 2006 - 2012

Various small teaching jobs, both in secondary school (usually 8-10th grade) teaching one of my subjects; and while studying at ITU I have been TA in a Web Design course a few semesters giving lectures on jQuery and Javascript for beginners.

Freelancer 2002 - 2013

For a period of ten years or so I was taking in a lot of various small frontend and design projects on a freelance basis. The jobs was varied, ranging from simple static html pages to full fledged UX research and frontend implementation on existing backends.

CSS Spec work / whatwg
2006

I took at year off studies to work with WHATWG on the spec for what became html5 and css3. The work I did consisted mostly of documenting css rendering errors in browsers. During this time I also worked on a friend’s startup that eventually failed.


Education

Digital Design & Communication, ITU (Cand.It.) 2010 - 2013

Master in Digital Design & Communication with UX as speciality.

Blaagaard Seminarium 2005 - 2010

Bachelor in teaching mathematics, English, Social science, and History.

Danish Technical University, DTU 2002 - 2004

Chemical Engineering.