I hold a Master of Science (MSc) degree in the field of mathematics (major), computer science (minor) and pedagogy (minor).
Since early 2015 I’ve been very actively involved in the digitalization process of the Finnish high school final examinations: through my company I’ve provided hardware as well as software solutions to high schools in order to help them in the transition. My customized wireless network device called Nettiniilo is used by over 80 % of all high schools in Finland.
Even though I’ve done part-time jobs and projects relating to webdesign and teaching since being a high school student, I kicked off my full-time work career as a high school math teacher and computer systems admin. After three years of teaching I resigned and started working as an entrepreneur in October 2011 combining my backgrounds in education and computer science.
While working as an entrepreneur I’ve been offered computer science related positions from multiple organisations, including but not limited to Rovio (2013, edutech related), Siili Solutions (2014, Drupal developer), Telia (2015, PaaS product owner), Nixu (2015, software security consultant) and during 2017 a few machine learning related positions via Talented.fi. I have nevertheless chosen to decline these offers and continue working as an entrepreneur.
In autumn 2017 I completed a few master’s degree level Cyber Security courses at the University of Jyväskylä. University of Jyväskylä is (at the time of writing) the only university in Finland offering an MSc degree program in cyber security; the curriculum has been jointly developed by the university, the Cyber Division of the Finnish Defence Forces and IT companies.
In 2/2018 I founded a new company relating to realestate business and between spring 2018 and autumn 2019 with a business partner of mine we completed a major realestate development project in Kuopio, Finland.
Real estate investment company started in February 2018. I’ve been doing real estate investing since autumn 2011; with this new company adding more structure to operations. In 4/2018-9/2019 we completed a major realestate development project in Kuopio, Finland in which 35 apartments were split into 70 smaller apartments.
Besides being the name of my company, Nettiniilo is the name of a customized Wifi access point device that I’ve created and of which I’ve sold at least one unit to over 70 % of all Finnish high schools (March 2015 - April 2017). The Nettiniilo device streamlines the use of Finnish Matriculation Examination Board’s Abitti exam system in school everyday use.
Opetus.tv is a website featuring over 1800 educational videos covering topics in high school math, physics, chemistry and biology in Finnish.
Opetus.tv has 60 000 - 70 000 monthly active users according to Google Analytics (2017). As there are approximately 110 000 high school students in Finland at any given time, that means roughly 55 - 64 % of Finnish high school students visit the site on a monthly basis.
Opetus.tv is free for students and teachers to use for studying / teaching. Opetus.tv is funded by it’s creators.
Maintaining and developing the school intranet that was running on Windows 2003 Server and Windows XP workstations. To automate things I wrote a lot of ActiveDirectory GPO scripts in JScript among other things.
Teaching math and computer science to high school students.
Products & services created
These products & services I have created and published as an entrepreneur:
Description: Bittiniilo is a Chrome/Firefox browser extension for augmenting exam authoring and grading when using the Finnish Matriculation Examination Board’s Abitti® exam system. As of May 2017 pretty much all teachers in Finland who use Abitti® also use Bittiniilo.
Responsibilities: Idea, tech dev, (content) marketing on relevant Facebook groups, support
Nettiniilo is a WLAN/Wifi access point that’s customized to be used in conjunction with the Matriculation Examination Board of Finland’s Abitti® exam system. What Nettiniilo does is provide connectivity between a local exam server and client (student) machines.
Due to network technical requirements, an existing wifi network cannot be utilized for exam network purpose without major reconfigurations and hence Nettiniilo has been successful. Nettiniilo's market penetration is over 70 % of all Finnish high schools.
Responsibilities: Everything: idea, hardware sourcing, tech dev, marketing, sales, support
Tech: OpenWrt/LEDE, PHP, Bash, JS, HTML, CSS, C, LigHTTPd, Dnsmasq, …
Description: Opetus.tv is the Khan Academy of Finland offering almost 2000 (junior) high school level math, physics, chemistry and biology videos for students and teachers to use for their personal learning and teaching.
Responsibilities: Founder, idea, video creation, video creator coordination, website tech
Tech: Video production technology, hardware and software. WordPress for website.
Positions of trust
I currently serve and have in the past served on the board of directors of multiple companies.
For non-Finnish readers, Asunto-osakeyhtiö is a Finnish legal entity relating to apartment building management; the positions of trust on boards of Asunto-osakeyhtiö are investment related.
Solenovo Oy operates in the education sector providing primarily administrative techonological solutions to Finnish and international universities. I was invited to join the board based on my background in the edutech sector as well as teaching experience.