Sure, it’s an honour to be named an MVP – the Microsoft term for Most Valuable Professional – but for Daniel Hindrikes, architect and developer, it’s first and foremost an opportunity. Now he gets to attend more conferences and give lectures on what he is most passionate about.
Use three words to describe yourself: Goal-oriented, tech-passionate, nerd
Tell us a bit about your background: I started my developer journey by building small homepages in HTML, and when I wanted them to be more dynamic, I started learning PHP and MySQL. With this, my interest for programming grew, and I applied for the program in System Development and IT architecture at Dalarna University. After three years and quite a bit of Java programming and quite a few Oracle databases, I joined Sogeti and was introduced to the fantastic Microsoft platform.
My career at Sogeti: I joined Sogeti in the summer of 2010, after having done my thesis here. Initially I mostly worked with web, ASP .NET and SharePoint. More recently though, it’s been exclusively app development for Windows, Android and iOS using Xamarin. I also give lectures on Xamarin at both large and small conferences, for example TechDay and DevSum.
What are you most passionate about in your area of expertise? App development, primarily for Windows, but also development of apps for iOS and Android in .NET using Xamarin.
You have been named an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in Windows Platform Development by Microsoft globally. What does that mean for you? For me it’s recognition that what I do is appreciated. It also opens up new opportunities to attend more conferences and give more lectures on what I’m passionate about.
How does one become an MVP? Anyone can nominate someone they think should be an MVP, and a group at Microsoft names new MVPs a couple of times a year, based on their criteria of what it takes to be an MVP.
Why have you chosen to work at Sogeti? It’s a good company to develop at, and I have the privilege to work with what I’m passionate about together with fantastic colleagues.
Name: Daniel Hindrikes
Title: Architect and developer
Year of birth: 1988
Location: Borlänge, Sweden
Family: Live-in-girlfriend and 2 cats
Hobbies: Fishing, working out and playing the guitar