Work | Christofer Sandin

— Running a company & working with the web

What I do to make a living in the web technology business, and why I like my work.

What I do to make a living in the web technology business, and why I like my work. I’ve been working with computers and Interne technology for a long time now. After graduating high school at Fässbergsgymnasiet in Mölndal I’ve been involved in this in one way or another.

Today I run Republic Facory, a digital design and web technology company, together with some really talented colleagues.

Do you like your job on a Sunday evening?

I’m a big believer in that you should enjoy what you do. The main reason is that you’re better atthings you like to do. And it works the other way around as well — if you’re good at something chances are that you’re going to enjoy doing it.

The heading above doesn’t mean that I think you should wor all week long, but if your gut feeling on Sundays is “oh no, not Monday again” every single week… Maybe it’s time to think things trough?

At the moment, I enjoy working in a small company, runningthe show and everything else that comes with that role. If a time comes when I’d rather do something else I’m pretty confidant that I will.

Curriculum Vitae

Work experience

  • Technical Director and owner at Republic Factory, 2006 -
  • Owner, Sandin Design, 2002 -
  • Teaching web design at Elof Lindälvs gymnasium, 1998-1999

Education

  • Master of Science Informatics specialising in Business Technology, IT University in Göteborg, 2004-2006
  • Master of Science Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, 1999-2004, 2006

Articles

Work experience

Republic Factory, 2006 -

I started doing some consultancy work for Republic during 2006 and I enjoyed working enough to have stayed since. Republic Factory is a digital design and web technology company and we specialize in building custom projects for clients and doing original digital design for various mediums. A while ago I also became a partner and it feels like we’re heading towards a bright future.

More information can be found at the Republic web site.

Sandin Design, 2002 -

In April 2002 I decided to start a business. I’d been asked to work with some web design projects for a couple of local firms and I decided that it would be easier for everyone if I had a registered company.

Since then I’ve learned quite a lot, especially how to deal with a lot of different kind of people and how to deal with all things that occur in an ordinary business. I’ve also learnt the basics of running my own business and the basics of book keeping and accounting. These experiences will always be with me, and I think it will help me out tremendously in the future since I always have that to relate to.

I guess that most of my clients have been pretty happy to work with me since they tend to come back and tend to promote my business to their friends. In my opinion that is pretty much the best compliment you get.

More information can be found at the Sandin Design web site [sv].

Teaching web design at Elof Lindälvs gymnasium, 1998-1999

The year after I graduated high school [sv: gymnasiet] I worked for several months as a teacher in web design at Elof Lindälvs gymnasium in Kungsbacka. It was during those months, and thanks to the first high speed Internet connection I came across on a daily basis there, that my interest in these things really started to ignite.

Education

Chalmers University of Technology, 1999-2004, 2006

During my four years at Chalmers I have taken a lot of obligatory courses in mathematics and physics but focused on courses in Computer Science, Digital Construction and Industrial Economy (including marketing and organizational theory). I’m interested in technology and digital products as well as in the management and organizational aspects of these fields. The last year I also attended courses in Computer Graphics and Advanced Computer Graphics that I enjoyed.

I got an Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in 2006. [sv: Civilingenjör i Elektroteknik].

Courses at Chalmers

TitleCodeCredits
Arkitektur och stadsbyggandeATH1005.0
DatorarkitekturEDA1114.0
Digital konstruktionEDA2324.0
Digital- och datorteknik EEDA310 5.0
Datorsystemteknik EEDA3705.0
Avancerad datorgrafikEDA4254.0
Industriell digital konstruktionEDA9156.0
Projektkurs i elteknikEEK1351.0
ElteknikEEK1405.0
Miljöteknik EEEM0103.0
Introduktion till elektroteknikEIT1308.0
Chefskap - Ledarskap EEKA0453.0
Elektromagnetiska fältEEM0155.0
KretsanalysEMI0825.0
MätteknikEOE0526.0
Signaler och systemESS0105.0
KommunikationssystemESS1655.0
Mikroelektronik: Komponenter och kretsarETI1458.0
Mekanik EFFM2416.0
Fysik EFFY1418.0
Industriell organisation EIAR0755.0
Industriell ekonomi EIEK4155.0
Industriell marknadsföringIMA0415.0
Datastrukturer och algoritmer ETDA1855.0
Programmeringsteknik ETDA2206.0
DatabaserTDA3554.0
DatorgrafikTDA3604.0
Matematiska metoder ETMA04216.0
Diskret matematikTMA0553.0
Stokastiska processerTMA4213.0
Matematiska metoder. forts-kursTMA98012.0
Informationskompetens EXBI0200.5
Seminarier om människa, teknik och samhälleXFU0301.0

Business Technology, IT University in Göteborg, 2004-2006

I spent the last years of my education at the IT University here in Göteborg, attending a programme called Business Technology. The IT University is collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology and Göteborg University.

I felt that I’d like to do something different from my years at Chalmers and decided that Business Technology might be something that would be beneficial for my career.

I graduated in 2006 with a Master of Science in Informatics, specializing in Business Technology.

Courses at IT University

TitleCodeCredits
Knowledge ManagementIAI12010.0
AffärsinformatikIAI05010.0
Strategisk omvärlds- och framtidsanalysIAI13010.0
Affärstransformation och innovationIAI05010.0
Examensarbete Business TechnologyIAI11020.0