Hello! I’m a maker, tinkerer, and pragmatic open source and free economy activist.
I’ve spent a lot of my time on the road — it defines me. Often I’ve hitchhiked, cycled, or hiked a mountain. I spent my youth in Finland but I’ve lived in quite a few countries and continents since. Right now I’m based in Lithuania, Europe. I have two kids.
I’m a techie working at Automattic. We built WordPress.com, Jetpack, WooCommerce, and more. In the past, I built websites and campaigns for the biggest brands in Europe and in Nordics by working mostly with digital and advertising agencies. I consider myself a designer, developer, and manager and I’ve worked in all these roles over the years.
As a hobby, I build open source & non-profit travel projects; I co-founded Trustroots and I’m also behind Hitchwiki and several other projects. Thanks to these, hundreds of thousands of youngsters every year could afford to travel and gather around a community over the past decade.
I like making stuff, be it from wood, electronics, or code. I’m very fond of public sauna cultures.
I’m always curious and I love collecting and telling stories. I enjoy the
I have a good tolerance for different people and behavior. You can be odd if you want to.
I’m a connector. What is it that you do? Who would you enjoy and benefit meeting? How can I help you to get good advice?
What will I learn if I listen to you?