Hello there!

My name is Mikael Vesavuori, and I architect, develop and design experiences & interactions.

Currently, I am co-founding Popcorn Cloud, which enables the creation and operation of sustainable, scalable, best-practices-driven software deployed to the cloud in a simple, abstracted way that even non-developers can perform.

Most recently, I was Technical Standards Lead at Polestar, where I was also responsible for leading the Software Engineers Competence Group and being the Developer Advocate in our Open Source Program Office. I also initiated and continuously supported the work of the Platform Services and Developer Experience teams.

Prior to this, I was the Lead Cloud Architect at Humblebee, Lead Frontend Developer at Sogeti, and in 2015 I co-founded Being with Nika Helia Persson.

I've also given talks, presentations, and lectures at (among other places) the University of California, CloudNativeGbg, React Gothenburg Meetup, AWS User Group Göteborg, Världskulturmuseet, and Varbergs Konsthall.

Selected projects and work

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!