My name is Mikael Vesavuori, and I
architect, develop and design
experiences & interactions.
Currently I am Technical Standards Lead at Polestar, where I'm also responsible for leading the Software Engineers Competence Group and being the Developer Advocate in the Open Source Program Office.
Prior to this, I have been Lead Cloud Architect at Humblebee, a Lead Frontend Developer at Sogeti, and in 2015 I co-founded Being with Nika Helia Persson.
Work and projects in selection
- Architected and built early-stage solutions for Volvo Autonomous Solutions (through Volvo Group Connected Solutions)
- Prototyped a next-generation system architecture for Polestar and then being in the technical spearhead/platform team, helping lead the implementation with a crew of ~200 people
- Helped renowned luxury textile-maker Märta Måås-Fjetterström take almost 100 years of history into a cloud-empowered future
- Supported a start-up venture idea with technology strategy, including technical vision, architecture and stack proposals, and capability roadmap
- Constructed the HealthCheck review format that helps to quantify technical debt and wrote about it on Medium
- Wrote the open-source books Domain Driven Microservices on AWS in Practice, Testing for Software Engineers, and Better APIs: Quality, Stability, Observability
- Wrote and launched a book/course on Newline for how to create React component design systems with Figmagic
- Created Figmagic, a design system workflow tool which extracts design tokens and graphics and also can generate React components from Figma documents
- Produced StandardLint, an extensible standards auditing and linting tool that makes it convenient and easy to set up guardrails and guidelines for development teams and making sure they follow your house conventions.
- Developed MikroLog, MikroTrace and MikroTrace, ultra-lightweight cloud-native options for logging, tracing and metrics
- Made Dorametrix, a serverless web service that helps you calculate your DORA metrics, and Gitmetrix, which helps you find your team-level engineering metrics from GitHub
- Built Catalogist, the easy way to catalog and make your software and (micro)services visible to your organization in a lightweight and developer-friendly way
- Developed TripleCheck, a minimalistic ecosystem of tools for modern serverless-first and CI-ready contract testing
- Released SlaMax, a DevOps tool for SLA tracking with the data available at cloud-sla, and two open APIs to easily use these at getsla.cloud and maxslaofmy.systems
- Presented on how to scale developer platforms for teams at AWS User Group Gothenburg
- Presented on speculative interfaces for students at University of California Santa Cruz
- Created A Drift, an audio-driven performance focusing on sharing experiences, which has been shown worldwide
- Exhibited installation-format games as part of a multi-year art exhibition
- Conducted content audit and UX vision for the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at Gothenburg University
Design and technology should help solve hard problems in society and industry, as well
as give people more room for the moments they love.
New technologies provide the fabric for less obtrusive ways of living around products and services. Ambient, calm, and intelligent technologies—letting computers do what they do best, but a lot less visibly—will enable higher-quality human-human (and human-machine!) interactions, as well as empower social and service processes, without the useless cognitive overhead we attach to machines today.
You can find code I've written over on GitHub and when I have some time over, I write the occasional article on Medium. Don't be a stranger, so go ahead and connect on LinkedIn or send me an email!