The Apprentice

This post was originally published on the Elabs blog, before Elabs and Varvet joined forces.

I am not the new apprentice of Sir Alan Sugar, as in the TV series The Apprentice. But I am the new apprentice of Elabs, and for that I am very grateful! The first week is soon completed and wow, I already love this place. A spectacular office with awesome people. Everyone here has been treating me so nicely. Except that they all seem to totally crush me in ping-pong. Maybe that is how it’s supposed to be though for a rookie.

Anyhow, my name is Max Perzon and I am a 24 year old web developer student from the school YRGO here in Gothenburg. I am spending the last six months of my education out in the “field” as an apprentice, and that is why I am here at Elabs. What excites me the most about being here is the opportunity I get to be around people way above my skill level for six months. Exposing my ignorance and learning as much as I can by osmosis. Seeing how they attack obstacles and solve problems together. There is no doubt in my mind that I will learn a lot from this experience.

I live together with my girlfriend Åsa in a small apartment here in Gothenburg. She’s from northern Sweden, Östersund. So we like to ski quite a lot together. Other big interests of mine are reading books, running and traveling. I also like dogs, they are awesome.

To round this up, I just want to say thank you to everyone in the team here for welcoming me in such a nice way. It means a lot. I’m looking forward to continuing to get to know each and everyone of them better as time passes. And also, hopefully “steal” some of the secret weapons in their coding arsenal.

Over and out.

— Max Perzon