Lars Bo Jensen


I am a frontend engineer at Tradeshift (the Copenhagen office).


I started programming in 2000, when I was first introduced to the concept of server side programming. I developed a few projects in ASP. Shortly after, I got my first IT job; developing The website consisted of flat HTML files when I started. I learned PHP and MySQL and designed and implemented the first database and a new, more scalable structure. The website got larger and ranked extremely well in Google for several years.

After four years, developing in PHP and MySQL felt increasingly monotonous, so I decided to give it a go as a literary scholar. After all, I had a master of arts. I became a PhD, but returned to web development almost immediately after my time at the university, realizing how I had missed coding.

After making my PhD and teaching at the University of Southern Denmark, I worked a while as a webmaster in a small company, then moved to Copenhagen and started teaching web development at a vocational school in Roskilde.

After that, I moved to Germany with my wife and worked as a freelancer for a while, teached at a university again, substituting for a professor at the university of Flensburg, and worked for two years in the field of online marketing; SEM (Google AdWords ad campaigns), SEO, content marketing, social media, websites, link management, analytics, reporting, and consulting.

After that, I found my way: Front end development in the web agency comm-press GmbH in Hamburg, Germany, now a part of Bright Solutions. We were developing Content management systems for German media (some of them multilingual) on the basis of Drupal 8. I was working there from 2016 to 2018, before I went to Denmark, where I worked 3 years and a few months at Colourbox (and the Colourbox product Skyfish) in Odense, Denmark: developing in JavaScript (React, Redux), and Dart/Flutter, developing a native app for Android and IOS.

December 2021, I joined the great team at Tradeshift. I work on Frontend, mainly using React, vanilla Javascript, web elements, VueJS, even Angularjs when maintaining old code (it is being migrated), trying to contribute to the complex system architecture, and trying hard to be a good colleague, reviewing code, discussing concepts, basically helping where I can.


My mother tongue is Danish.

I have been living and working in Germany from 2011 to 2018, and my German is excellent.

My English is also fluent. I have written articles and given talks and lectures in English, and we speak English at my current workplace.


I have a MA and a PhD in literature and have authored the thesis with the daunting title “Atmosphere as aesthetical and existential category in sentimental journeys from 1768 to 1868, focusing on poetics and urban atmospheres in Hans Christian Andersen”. It's in Danish, but there is an English abstract on page 259, if you should be interested.

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