Popdevelop started as a hobby project. In fact the name Popdevelop was originally used for this blog only. We started to write articles and reflections just for fun. We found that after reading things by of blogs like Smashing Magazine, UX Magazine, Johnny Holland, MIX etc. we could add by writing from a programmers point of view. After a while we started to use Popdevelop as an umbrella for all our personal projects. We figured that by using a common name we could get more attention than when we struggle as individuals. After all, we’d already worked a lot together, so why not brand it all Popdevelop?
We are nice people, throw us an mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or just call 073-985 55 54 (Johan Brissmyr)
While employed at Axis Communications, Johan developed image analysis and computer vision algorithms until his nose bled pixels. Add to that a year at the Media Department at ARM working on their on-chip H.264 video compression until macroblocks started popping out of his ears. This massive experience in signal processing and performance tuning comes in handy when being responsible for the distributed backend architecture and database optimizations at Popdevelop.
The mathematical mastermind. When it comes to number crunching and implementing algorithms from obfuscated formulas, Gyllen is the one to call. His father wrote an entire book on sugar beets but we are not sure if this has anything to do with Gyllen’s brain configuration. During his years at Axis Communications he led an agile team working in parallel with the rest of the product organization to be able to develop their very first thermal camera and stay ahead of the competition.
Arduino maniac, Quake world champion and creative dreamer. If it weren’t for Joel, all our products would look like gray boxes made out of plywood and our business cards wouldn’t be pink. Joel insists on building all software from source, as well as running Linux on his MacBook Air even though it is impossible to get right-clicking, sound playback and WiFi working properly. Some people call this stupidity, we refer to it as creativity! Thinking outside of the box was key for Joel’s success as technical team leader for Axis Communications. Now he’s refining this skill at Popdevelop.