Christian Wick
About me
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My name is Christian Wick and I'm a design savvy developer that's been building web awesomness since 1997. I'm alway looking for new ways to better develop the future of web and mobile. My most impressive accomplishments are working with clients like Liverpool F.C., Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, Nintendo, Etihad Airways and ComeOn, as well as being a team facilitator together with TechCrunch's Mike Butcher on TechFugees.
Work
Viral Media
Full Stack Developer (Independent Contractor)
2014 - 2015
Viral Media help companies to build their brand on Facebook, as well as converting their Facebook-followers into paying customers. They assist with day-to-day operations of facebook pages, courses, advertising on Facebook and strategy for their customers business. My role at Viral Media was to develop custom Facebook Apps for clients, using both the Facebook SDK for JavaScript and PHP.
Sprocket
Indepentent Contractor
2004 - 2015
Sprocket was my Sole Proprietorship for 11 years, and I mainly worked on web devlopment projects for clients in both Norway, United Kingdom, Australia and the United States of America. Some of the clients and projects I worked on are Rookiestyle.no, Maudmellow.com, Sportextreme.no, Cattani.com.au, Carlton Draught Mobile, Blogging For Writers, Carxcrazyk.com, Editionmatch.com, Lawelderlaw.com, Bzzhive.com, Synthacis.com, Dailydigital.com, Grapevineapp.net and She Energy Drink.
Response Retail
POS Support Engineer / Web Developer
2012 - 2013
Response Retail is one of Norway's leading suppliers of POS (Point of Sale) systems with their inhouse developed system MANDARIN. My role at Response Retail was mainly to offer support for POS clients, but tasks also included web development and project management for one of Norway's largest fast food chains, Big Bite.
TempTracker
Co-Founder & Full Stack Developer
2012 - 2013
TempTracker was my first shot at "changing the world". The idea behind TempTracker was to create a bluetooth enabled thermometer with which parents could monitor their kids fevers through their smartphone, wherever they were. I joined the TempTracker-team as an app developer during StartupWeekend Trondheim in September of 2012. A groundbreaking new Bluetooth-technology from Nordic Semiconductor made it possible for us to track temperature cotinously, and our goal was to track and present data in an easier way than what was availble at the time; getting curves of how a fever changed over a period of time on to your smartphone, as well as alerts if it rose above a set temperature. TempTracker won second place at StartupWeekend and the company was founded less than a week later. A simple MVP of both the sensor and an iOS-app were created, but due to lack of funding the startup never survived its first year.
tkm9 Group
Front-End Developer (Independent Contractor)
2011 - 2012
tkm9 isn't an ordinary agency. They don’t create ordinary work. That’s why they hunt for extraordinary people. I joined tkm9 during their early days, as a Front-End Developer on a small development team that consisted of two designer, one Back-End PHP-developer and me. tkm9 had big ideas, and every single person that worked there were visionary people with a passion for ideas, innovation and technology. During my first three month at tkm9 I had already worked closely with clients on projects like Bruers Bright, Who is Bruce Rush?, Sportsco and Nintendo 3DS. tkm9 still has big ideas. And now they even have a big platform. Delivering content to thousands of screens worldwide.
The National Center for Science Recruitment
Web Project Manager
2007 - 2008
The National Center for Science Recruitment works to increase enrollment towards science education and careers. The center is a national scheme - established by and reports directly to The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. I was drafted by NTNU - The Norwegian University of Science and Technology to work on the project Velgriktig.no for The National Center for Science Recruitment. At this point Velgriktig.no mainly aimed to inspire more young girls to choose a future within science and technology by increasing their level of knowledge, so that they could make informed educational choices. For the academic year 2007/2008, girls only accounted for 16 percent of the students that choose Sience and Technology subjects as part of their higher education in Norway. The Velgriktig-campaing was launched during spring of 2008 and as of the academic year 2015/2016 girls now account for over 40 percent of all students that choose Science and Technology subjects.
NTNU - The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Village Supervisor for Experts in Teamwork (EiT)
2005 - 2006
Experts in Teamwork is a course at NTNU - The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in which students apply their academic competence in interdisciplinary project work to learn teamwork skills to prepare them for working life. My responsibility as a Village Supervisor was to support the students in an EiT village, so that they could develop teamwork skills, and practice communicating and applying their academic expertise. This required me to plan and go through with the village days in cooperation with the Learning Assistants, and to ensure that I used EiT’s experience-based teaching method. In sum, my most important task was to support the students in an EiT village, so that they could develop teamwork skills, and practice communicating and applying their academic expertise. The total workload was about 240 hours, and together with my Learning Assistants I spendt approximately 80 hours on preparation in the autumn, and then approximately 160 hours with the village and grading students in spring.
NTNU - The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Learning Assistant (LA) Experts in Teamwork (EiT)
2004 - 2005
Experts in Teamwork is a course at NTNU - The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in which students students apply their academic competence and develop teamworkskills in a group together with students from different fields of study. My responsibility as a Learning Assistant (LA) was to facilitate the student groups, which meant to support the development of the students’ teamwork skills. This was done by observing the student groups and share a neutral observation, as well as leading group exercises known from training. Sharing my observation from an outside perspective contributed to increased consciousness about the interaction in the groups. The position as learning assistant is a job just like any other job. Therefore, it was expected that I participated on obligatory training in autumn, that I was present in the village on the village days, and that I participated in meetings in relation to the position. My total workload was only about 120 hours. 30 hours earmarked for obligatory training in autumn, and the remaining 90 hours were earmarked for work with the student groups, which came down do approximately 6 hours per village day.
Kung Fu Media
Founder & Full Stack Developer
2015 -
Kung Fu Media is my bread and butter, the job that provides me with the money I need to live, and there's nothing I love more than getting my hands dirty with website development, social media, branding design and everything in between! At Kung Fu Media I've had the privilege to work on several Facebook campaigns for ComeOn.
Dots
Founder & CTO
2014 -
Dots makes it easy for organisations to convert followers on their Facebook pages from Likes to engaging and paying customers by having them recommend what they offer to a selection of their friends who they think are most likely to be interested. Dots is still at an MVP-stage, but we have successfully ran campaigns for Norways largest soccer team, Rosenborg Ballklub. During a contest that ran on Facebook for seven weeks, 1 600 of the 2 017 unique participants shared the contest with their Facebook friends. This gave RBK 437 400 impressions on Facebook, which resulted in 5 200 clicks back into the contest and 7 200 new likes on their Facebook Page!
RAMP
Co-Founder & CTO
2016 -
RAMP is a Google Chrome Extensions that let users of Recruitment Manager, Norways second largest CRM for recruitment, copy all the relevant information - including Skills, Education and Work Experience - from profiles on LinkedIn, Finn.no and Nav.no with one click. Besides being one of the co-founders and the sole developer of RAMP, my day to day tasks also include sales and customer support.
Smartie
Developer Support Engineer
2015 -
Smartie is a simple and effective SaaS solution that improves business practices for generating and sending employee rosters, as well as logging temperature and sending deviation alerts. My role at Smartie is first and foremost to advise the development team on development stacks and best practices in agile programming, as well as performing rigorous testing of the solution in Alpha and Beta stage before launch to the public.
Fashion Footprint
CTO
2015 -
Behind the billboards, the fashion industry is made up of talented, hard working individuals with compelling stories to tell. Fashion Footprint looks behind the scenes and brings you their stories. My role at Fashion Footprint is first and foremost to advise the team on both hardware and software solutions.
Education
UC Berkeley
Computer Sience,
2012 - 2014
Online Degree, BerkeleyX
Harvard University
Introduction to Computer Science,
2011 - 2012
Online Degree, HarvardX
NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Master of Science in Media, Communication and Information Technology,
2004 - 2006
Monash University
Bachelor Of Multimedia And Digital Arts,
2001 - 2003
Kristiania University College
Web & Graphic Design,
2000 - 2001
Steinkjer Upper Secondary School
Arts & Crafts, Mathematics, Science, and Technology,
1996 - 1999
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Age

37

Location

Oslo, Norway

Roles

Project management
Designer
Engineering
Product management

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