Hi, my name is
Håkon Underbakke

I'm a Norwegian frontend developer currently doing contract work for my own company, Ryfylke React AS.

I have been doing front-end focused web development professionally for the last 5 years. These days, I mostly work with React and Typescript.

Ryfylke React UI (project)

2022-now

Internal design system, and UI component library for React.

Telenor (project)

2021-now

Working as a front-end consultant on a project related to log analysis and correlation of data.

Ryfylke React AS

2021-now

Founded company. Working as an independent front-end consultant.

Haystack (POC)

2020

A proof-of-concept data-visualisation and anti-fraud software

NDLA (game)

2020

Developed a game for the NDLA platform

Equinor projects

2020

Worked on two projects for Equinor through Idean.

City for City

2020

An internal project at Idean.

Idean / Frog (Capgemini)

2020-2021

Worked as a front-end consultant. Took part in multiple projects.

LIGL AS

2016-2020

Worked as a Legal Tech & Web Developer. Work related to contract automation. Start-up company.

I am the most comfortable when...

Working from home, in teams, along designers, using collaborative tools and task management services such as Jira or Azure Devops. Fine-tuning accessible and creative user experiences using React and Typescript.

I am an expert in...

All the front-end fundamentals such as HTML, CSS and Javascript, as well as React, Typescript, and modern CSS solutions such as SCSS and CSS-in-JS (styled-components).

I have comprehensive experience with...

Designs systems and UI-libraries, such as...

  • Carbon Design System (contributor)
  • Equinor Design System (contributor)
  • Material UI

Javascript frameworks and tools, such as...

  • React
  • TypeScript
  • Redux (Toolkit)
  • NextJS
  • gatsby
  • yup
  • react-hook-form
  • react-query
  • Jest
  • Vitest
  • Testcafe
  • jQuery

CSS technologies and concepts, such as...

  • SCSS
  • Animations
  • Responsive design
  • CSS-in-JS
  • Modern layout (flex/grid)
  • styled-components

Other web development concepts, such as...

  • Accessibility
  • Security
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Semantic HTML
  • Server-side vs Client-side rendering
  • Docker
  • NPM
  • Webpack
  • Vite
  • Unit & Functional Testing
  • Version control (git)
  • Jira
  • VSTS
  • Agile / SCRUM methodology
  • Caching
  • Mocking

My journey

I started building websites back around 2010, when I was just 13 years old. Over the course of my formal education, I built many personal projects - as well as a few websites for local businesses.

In 2016, after 2 years in electronic education, and one year in IT, I started working as the only IT consultant in a start-up legal/law-tech company (LIGL AS).

At LIGL, I worked on automating the process of writing legal documents through ContractExpress Author - as well as creating a web UI for external customers to use.

After working at LIGL for 4 years, I started working as a front-end consultant at Frog (previously Idean, part of Capgemini). At Idean/Frog, I was able to work at a couple of projects at Equinor, one of them related to their design system, EDS, as well as a project at NDLA (the norwegian digital learning area) - where I developed a educational game/simulation, and one internal project called City for City. Lastly, I worked on a project/POC relating to graph visualization and data correlation, called Haystack.

In 2021, I started my own company - Ryfylke React AS. I had a contract set up with Telenor from day 1, working on another data-correlation and log analysis project. Since then I've been working full-time on this project.

Besides the Telenor project, I have also been working on my company's digital presence, Ryfylke React UI, and some other internal projects not yet ready for launch. My company currently consists of me, as well as Eirik Underbakke - who works part-time as a designer.

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