About me

Learning something new every day is keeping me going on. I like keeping things in balance. When I'm not smashing the keyboard I like to enjoy the nature, create music or keep myself in a good condition by moving and eating healthy.


Work Experience

Finding my own way
Jun 2016 - Still going on

I'm continuing my journey of doing things I am really interested in. At this point I'd like to choose how I spend my time.


Senior Software Engineer / Elektrobit Automotive
Q4 2017

Designing, development and testing of user management system for cars.


Software Designer / Anite Finland Ltd (Keysight Technologies)
Jan 2007 - Jun 2016

Designing, development and testing of network testing software for desktop environments. Main areas: IP based protocols, packet capturing software, video quality tools (including embedding Chromium and VLC), Social Media API's (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.). Mainly C++ but some C# as well.


Projects

Social media
Varjolintu at Mastodon
Varjolintu at Pixelfed

Software
Varjolintu at GitHub

Music and media
Varjolintu at Facebook
Varjolintu at SoundCloud
Varjolintu at Bandcamp
Varjolintu at Spotify
Varjolintu at Youtube
Varjolintu at 500px
Humanoid at Bandcamp
Humanoid at SoundCloud
Humanoid at Mikseri.net
Ääniportti at Facebook
Iorace at SoundCloud

Skills

Programming

I have good skills with the following programming languages: C/C++, C#, PHP, Python, HTML5/CSS3 (+ Bootstrap etc). Currently I'm trying to learn more about JavaScript, Rust and Lua.

I'm familiar with multiple environments and IDE's, like Microsoft Visual Studio / VSCode, Atom, Unity and QtCreator. I also use all three main operating systems very smoothly. At home I mostly run macOS and GNU/Linux.

Music and media

Music keeps me in balance with all the technology stuff. I have recorded, mixed and mastered several records. Mostly these are my band's or my own projects. Still, I'm very open to mixing or even producing another artists. I have made electronic music since 1997, transferring from Fast Tracker II to FruityLoops, and finally to Logic Pro X which is still my main tool. I also enjoy singing, playing guitar and bass (and some keyboards), composing and writing lyrics. Few of my songs have been played in short movies and commercials. While I can enjoy making some brutal metal music, sometimes I drift to painting landscapes in the ambient genre.

I also take some photographs and do a little bit of digital art. I also have some work experience with old school photograph developing, and image retouching.


Support

Donations

If you want to support any of my software or musical projects, you can send donations to:

paypal.me/varjolintu


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Sami Vänttinen

36 years old

Software Designer

Oulu, Finland

sami.vanttinen@protonmail.com


Education

Kalevala bone-setting
Kalevalainen Jäsenkorjaus
Kansanlääkintäseura ry
2014 -

BEng in Information Technology and Telecommunications
Specialisation in Programming of Embedded Software
Oulu University of Applied Sciences
2003 - 2007


Languages

Finnish (Native)
English (Good)
Japanese (Basics)
Swedish (Basics)


Interests and hobbies

Vegetarian/vegan foods
Japanese budō
Self-learning
Yoga