My full name is Mads Kvist Kristensen and I was born in Denmark in 1980. I received a business degree from college in 1999 and worked for a couple of years with economics and marketing at Rockwool A/S. At the same time I opened a wine importing company that sold various wines to super markets.
It was while trying to create the website for the wine company that I got interested in web development and decided to put all my energy into it. So, I started the company Easy Web Design and made about 50 websites in 3 years. Here’s a list of some of them. In the meantime I studied at Copenhagen Technical Academy on the Multimedia Design line.
At that time I started my third company, WEBintelligence, specializing in search engine tracking. It was an online service that enabled homepage owners to track the activity of Google, Yahoo, Altavista and other search engines on their website and gave suggestions on how to improve their ranking based on the statistics collected.
WEBintelligence was very fun, but when I got a fulltime job at Reaxion as a content management system developer, I ran out off time to continue the work. So, that was the end of WEBintelligence, but the urge for working with statistics was far from gone.
After 2 years at Reaxion, I got a position as Senior Developer at Traceworks where I once again had the opportunity to work with statistics. The range of my responsibilities spans from system architecture to ASP.NET, Windows Form and Windows Services including framework design and class library development.
In January 2007 I was then upgraded to Lead Developer in charge of front-end and business logic development. This position also includes responsibility for the overall code quality delivered by all developers.
Traceworks was very fun but when I was given the opportunity to work in the mobile phone industry I jumped for it. Since August 2007 I've been working as a senior front-end developer at ZYB bringing the power of the web to mobile phones world wide. In May 2008 Vodafone buys ZYB.
As of January 2009 I can now call myself a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET. Later that year, I was also given the honor of being accepted as an ASPInsider and at about the same time got promoted to Lead Software Engineer at ZYB/Vodafone.
In November 2010 I moved to Redmond to work as a Program Manager at the Web Platforms and Tools team in Microsoft.
I'm also the founder of BlogEngine.NET and operate as a tech-lead and coordinator of a great team of developers around the world.