Homer hires from outside the EU
After Easter we had the pleasure of handing over the Move to Stockholm Twitter account to Homer, an app that helps you organise all the important documentation pertaining to your home.
https://t.co/onXwipEIH3 give home owners peace of mind, by giving them one dedicated place to save any information about their home. This info helps save time, energy & money!— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) April 17, 2020
Homer is used by thousands of home owners all over Sweden. #proptech #insurtech #fintech #sthlmtech pic.twitter.com/0GPe7dRjMB
Homer was in the process of hiring talent from outside the EU at the time, and had a wealth of practical advice to impart.
1. OK, so https://t.co/onXwipEIH3 is hiring a non-EU citizen and moving him and his partner to Stockholm. This actual relocation process is not yet complete, but this is what we've learnt and done so far, and have ahead of us: ==> #movetostockholm #sthlmtech #proptech #fintech pic.twitter.com/USa3NWXsZT— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) April 14, 2020
Thanks for the threads, Homer!
Not just another Brick in the wall
Brick keeps your devices charged and my goodness were they full of energy when they assumed control of the account!
<p>Hello World!</p> We are @GetBrick, and it's our turn to take care of this week's take over (insert: I'm the captain' now meme). Long story short, we keep your devices charged. If you fancy learning more about what we do and who we are, read our blog. 👇https://t.co/ChGqxmN50n pic.twitter.com/SbPhG17zsF— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) April 20, 2020
Brick is a relative newcomer to the Stockholm startup scene but has already built up an impressive client base. CTO Tyler D'Aurio had this to say.
The startup scene in Stockholm is one of the best in Europe. The city enhances a culture of innovation, and the work that's being produced here is intended to go global. Tonight our CTO Tyler D'Auria will share a bit about software scalability. pic.twitter.com/bUByiaT1lr— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) April 23, 2020
UX lead Lea Schulz wrote a thread about the ubiquity of design in the Swedish capital and how it fuels innovation.
Being a designer in Stockholm feels like cracking a fortune cookie with your favorite song title inside it. Nordic design covers the city and inspiration can be found wherever you go. Today Brick's UX lead - Lea Schulz - talks about three lessons she has learned by working here. pic.twitter.com/FH6gS0nydx— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) April 22, 2020
Netlight takes us into the countryside
We were delighted to welcome Netlight to the digital hot seat in early May.
Hello world! 👋 @Netlight is an IT and Management consulting company with 1300+ engineers. We help leaders of the digital industry to be successful from nine cities across Europe. We’re so excited to take over @movetostockholm this week!👩💻👨💻💜 #netlight https://t.co/z898J0XchM pic.twitter.com/H1FqiSIuBL— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) May 11, 2020
They really whetted our appetite for the outdoors with a string of tweets extolling the virutes of getting out of the home office environment for a while.
What I love about Stockholm? That you have “the freedom to roam” (#allemansrätten). This weekend a colleague and I celebrated the great weather and camped 30 min from the centre. In which other capital is that even possible?! #getaway #miniadventure pic.twitter.com/U7Bung805i— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) May 11, 2020
Netlight is also one of the 100+ companies that call themselves A Woman's Place. (Shameless plug alert: follow @stockholmawomansplace on Instagram!)
We @netlight have declared ourselves #awomansplace. At Netlight we know competence has no gender. Read more about our equality work at https://t.co/ld9aBNr6y5 https://t.co/iWehokjWTj #competencehasnogender #netlight pic.twitter.com/JkOcXHhte5— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) May 12, 2020
Every day, they handed the account over to a different employee and we got to meet some interesting people who shared their thoughts on Stockholm with us.
Good morning! I'm Ruba, originally from Syria. I came to Sweden over 3 years ago to study my master in Uppsala. I have been working @netlight as a software engineer for almost 2 years. I moved to Stockholm since I started with #Netlight. Today, you can follow me. pic.twitter.com/TwyHLGggEW— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) May 13, 2020
Feel free to scroll back for more of Netlight's takes on the archipelago, clever apartment design and how handstands can keep the blood flowing for remote workers!
Thanks for reading! We'll be back soon with more Twitter dispatches from the Stockholm tech scene.