Josefine Klintberg

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  • Thank you 31 / 05 / 2019 Josefine KlintbergSolen shines over Norrköping where I sit and plug in a cafe. It is in the middle of the final exam period for this year and I have passed 2 exams and a project report but still have 2 exams left to write before the semester is completed properly. As always when it starts to be summer, it is a little extra difficult to focus on the exam plan ... But, fortunately, I have a lot to look forward to when the exam period is over. A large part of this summer I will spend at Linköping University and summer job by helping with a research project and developing new ideas about this. It will be super fun to see how one can use visualization and get an insight into what it is like to do research. This autumn I have a whole lot of fun master courses to look forward to when I read among other things ...
  • Game Jam 07 / 05 / 2019 Josefine Klintbergprint (“Hello!”) Imagine how fast it is every year when it becomes spring! I always think it feels like it's winter for so long and then all of a sudden it's time for the final exam period of the year. The days are spent completing labs in Computer Graphics and Data Structures but last weekend I took a break in the plug to go on Game Jam! A Game Jam is an event where people who are interested in game development gather and create games together. There is usually a large mix of people where there is everything from professional game developers, to young people and students. It is wonderful that this is such a mix for there are people who are there who are more designers and people who are more programmers, which gives a superb knowledge exchange. This Game Jam was a little smaller in Norrköping and it was super fun to spend the whole weekend building games. Me and mine ...
  • The art of starting and continuing programming 15 / 04 / 2019 Josefine KlintbergHere on the blog I write about programming and about all the projects I do and projects are definitely a way to learn more about programming. But maybe someone reading this is wondering, how do I actually start programming as a beginner? Or how do I continue to develop my programming? Today I thought, therefore, to give some tips on how to work with programming and problem solving, regardless of level. We live in a digital world where it completely overflows with tutorials, youtube videos and pages where you can read about coding, but myself I feel that to learn more programming I need to solve problems, I need to apply what I learn. Today's tips are therefore focused on 2 pages that practice specific problem solving and where I often look in and code a little neighbor when I have days when no school assignments or projects feel inspiring. Project Euler I was introduced ...
  • Towards a more equal IT industry 25 / 03 / 2019 Josefine KlintbergFew weeks ago, I received the gratifying news that I had passed on the IT Girl of the Year competition, a competition organized by Microsoft Sweden each year with the aim of highlighting female students who are passionate about IT and want to contribute to a more equal and inclusive IT industry. We were 9 girls who got the opportunity to spend a full day at Microsoft's office in Akalla which you can see in the picture below: Image source: Microsoft I bring with me so many new impressions and positive experiences from that day. It was amazingly inspiring to have the opportunity to meet all the other (incredibly awesome) girls and to spend a whole day talking about gender equality and IT. All the other girls are just as driven as I am towards working for a more inclusive IT industry and I truly believe that we will move forward together. (and here you can read ...
  • March 8 08 / 03 / 2019 Josefine KlintbergCalendar shows the 8e March and it is International Women's Day. I am mixed with enthusiasm about all the events and initiatives that are being done today to bring attention to gender inequality and women's situation all over the world, but also a small ounce of sadness, that all these events need to be done even more continuously and that some of the things that are being done solely to increase sales in business or show up. But, today there is no time for anything but determination and change. For all the media attention today, all the work and all the events that are happening, they lead us forward and allow for a difference. Today I want to be inspired, discuss and do something concrete and I start by sharing two initiatives that target female role models and extend over more than just one day. Wiki Gap “Today, Wikipedia has about four times as many articles about men as ...
  • How difficult is it to make a game? 14 / 02 / 2019 Josefine KlintbergHi on is! Yesterday I had a pretty ineffective day when I procrastinated my plugging quite a lot, but this in favor of creating a small game (so I feel that procrastination can be exchanged for "developing work for the future"). Yesterday morning I started writing this post but I didn't know at all what to tell or what to show. I wanted to write something inspirational and peppery and I wanted to challenge myself so after a few minutes I opened Unity and asked myself "How fast can I make a new game?" ... This little character I created a long time ago when I sat and played around with a little pixel art. It became my starting point and I chose to have it as a character in an 2D game. I created a home screen, profit and loss images myself in Photoshop with a pixel-inspired font but otherwise I used Unity's Asset Store for ...
  • Legend of programming, part 2 28 / 01 / 2019 Josefine KlintbergHi on is! Do you remember the post I wrote earlier this fall about how I found my passion in programming? Now it's time to lean back for the continuation of my journey to become a Data Girl ... The year is 2013, I'm 19 years and just took the student. Life is ahead of us, we have all the possibilities, but I have absolutely no idea what I want to do. I have the luxury of being able to choose exactly what education I want with my grades, but what the hell should I choose? I chose to invest in mathematics because I always liked problem solving and logic so I started a bachelor's program in mathematics at Stockholm University. Pretty soon I felt that it was pretty monotonous to do with only theoretical math, I wanted more subjects so this spring I went to open house at KTH to see what they could offer. There ...
  • New Year New possibilities 02 / 01 / 2019 Josefine KlintbergGood new year! It has become 2019 and for once I do not think it feels strange to write the new year, it feels right and I am ready for a new year of exciting opportunities. Now, I, who love to do lists, thought about giving a small picture of 2018 and my goals for 2019 in programming and computer graphics. Project I am proud of, 2018 The animated film we did for a project in a course in the fall My bachelor's degree work with a self-driving car A gaming project I did in Clojure during the summer that I am proud to continue working on even though I experienced that Clojure is a very confusing programming language My goals, 2019 Do more projects on your own, because it is fun Dare to push myself to do more difficult things Learn a new programming language Like many new year promises / new year goals, it is best to get started right here in early January. Because ...
  • A game project 26 / 11 / 2018 adminHi on is! It is getting colder outside, this week it will be December and the days that remain until Christmas counts down at a fast pace. I read more than 100% this semester and during this period I have a lot of labs in all courses which has reduced the time for my own projects. But one project I started a little over a month ago was to program a Minesweeper game which I was going to show you today! Programming Minesweeper was a very fun project because I played it a lot when I was younger but never reflected on all the algorithms that are actually behind it. (Here is a good explanation of how Minesweeper can be applied and how the algorithms look). Above you can see at the beginning of the process when I tested that I got the mines in a good way by coloring the different boxes. Jag ...
  • To build a self-driving car & to believe in oneself 10 / 11 / 2018 Josefine Klintbergprint (“Time for a look back!”) Today I thought we would look back at the 2018 spring term I spent in Ireland where I read an exchange term at Trinity College in Dublin. A little more specifically, I was going to show you some of my bachelor's degree work that I did there. I knew even before I wanted to do anything related to programming and after searching Trinity for suitable courses and projects, it all ended in that I (together with 2 American exchange students) programmed a small self-driving car. We had a requirement profile that the car would pass around a track on the floor which was excellent with white tape on a black carpet, it would be started wirelessly via the computer but then be self-driving, able to see and use colors such as road signs and sensing infrared pulses. when driving under passages. We got a set of sensors as well as parts for the car but ...
  • A postcard from the tent period 25 / 10 / 2018 Josefine Klintberg Greetings from the tent period! This is a postcard to all other students who are in the first year of the academic year. Since I am currently plugging 200%, I now have 4 exams and 1 dew to be written. The dew and an exam are done so now more than half are done soon. When it comes to studies, whether it is about programming or other subjects, it always goes quite up and down for me when I am studying for exams, there is not really anything in between but either it is very good or it goes terribly bad. However, I always try to think that the important thing is not to give up, to keep trying to understand what is difficult and in the end, things always fall into place. I want to end this little greeting with even hitting a beat to take some breaks sometimes. It can be a break for ...
  • autumn Motivation 10 / 10 / 2018 Josefine Klintberg Good evening for you! There have been colorful leaves outside the window of my apartment, it is raining more and more often during the days and autumn is clearly here. The fact that the month shows October also means that it is soon time for the first year of the academic year, which in turn means a little higher intensity in the plug and sometimes a weak current motivation and then it is time to find new inspiration! My best trick for boosting motivation is to test something new or do your own project within what you are interested in. My main source of inspiration and knowledge is Youtube where I can always find some tutorial or learn something new (or just watch a funny clip and get a little laugh). For my own part, the projects I do are mainly through games and animation so now I intend to show you two of my latest projects I have done. Last summer I started ...
  • Legend of programming, part 1 30 / 09 / 2018 Josefine KlintbergDo you know what? I bought a new computer (HAPPY), and almost on the day 10 years ago I got my very first own computer. Today I have a Macbook pro but then it was a laptop from HP that had to be classified in the category "very heavy" even at that time. However, it still starts today and can run my classic old computer games whenever I want. But what has happened since that day? How did I actually get into this with programming? Somewhere, everything started in my interest in technology and mathematics. We rewind even longer, until about 20 years ago. I am 4 years old and go to kindergarten a few 100 meters from home. In the kindergarten there was a computer, a large and gray lump that took forever to boot and sometimes quit without warning. I loved that computer. On it ...
  • The grand introduction 15 / 09 / 2018 Josefine KlintbergHell cyberspace! Welcome home to me, or my new little place here on the internet. My name is Josefine Klintberg and most of the time I am full of excess energy, laugh as soon as I get the opportunity and if I get to sit at a computer and program then I am such a little extra happy. This fall I have taken a big step, just to devote myself to my interests in programming, I have changed programs, university and hometown. From reading Technical Physics at KTH in Stockholm, I am now in Norrköping where I read Media Technology at Linköping University. The reason for this change was that I found the love of programming and all its applications in computer graphics. It took me 5 years after high school to partly find this passion and now also dare to invest in it. Never would I have replaced any of what happened during ...
  • About Josefine 26 / 08 / 2018 adminI am a student of Media Technology at LiU in Norrköping, but grew up in Småland. For a long time I have been keen in orientation and always loved math and photography. During my upbringing, I felt compelled to choose, I could not be both the logical mathematician and the creative designer at the same time. The university choice took me to Technical Physics at KTH. A fantastic choice but still it didn't feel quite right before the first programming course. There I found everything I was looking for! I realized how coding, through applications in computer graphics, gave me the opportunity to combine what I loved, technology, creativity and problem solving. It would take me another year, a trip around the world and a bachelor's degree from KTH before I dared to invest fully. Now I have taken the step to change education, to follow my passion and here on the blog you can follow my grand plans on how to program myself towards infinity, and beyond.
  • About Josefine 21 / 08 / 2018 adminI am a student in Media Technology at LiU in Norrköping, but grew up in Småland. For a long time I have been keen in orientation and always loved math and photography. During my upbringing, I felt compelled to choose, I could not be both the logical mathematician and the creative designer at the same time. The university choice took me to Technical Physics at KTH. A fantastic choice but still it didn't feel quite right before the first programming course. There I found everything I was looking for! I realized how coding, through applications in computer graphics, gave me the opportunity to combine what I loved, technology, creativity and problem solving. It would take me another year, a trip around the world and a bachelor's degree from KTH before I dared to invest fully. Now I have taken the step to change education, to follow my passion and here on the blog you can follow my grand plans on how to program myself towards infinity, and beyond.
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