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How has our ”normal” been?


Over a year now, we have all been struggling with our own endurance with the common goal that the whole world, and we, can go back to normal.

Throughout this time we as a company have tried, and sometimes failed, to see things from the bright side. If we can’t meet in person, we can find a way to meet online. If we as leaders can’t be close and see our employees, we can find a way to communicate anyway….We say that we were born in the clouds and that we’re used to work distributed and that is true in many ways. Just not under this long time, and we don’t intend to not see people in real life. Human interactions can’t be replaced.
When you’re meeting online or over the phone, it’s really hard to see the small signs and to catch differences in voices, facial expressions of feelings or moods.

So for us this has been working Ok, but not more. We’ve lost the track of some, in the shadow of being online, fooling ourselves that we still are connected. And in some sense the time has been moving really fast, and in some cases really slow and either way. It has been like this for a really long time now. And sometimes it’s been hard to remember the normal state that we had before all of this. The normal state for us is joint Friday lunches, where we all move in a lemming train over town aiming for the chosen restaurant. Have vivid discussions over a meal, where we try to solve large and small problems, or just have a laugh. This was the time to catch up with both our assignments and our private life.

It is also our TIQQE fridays where you team up or go single or don’t go at all, on something that you find interesting or that you get energy from doing. From the few ones we had the time to do before covid striked, our design of hoodies were made and our coach-bot Alejandro were created. And on our yearly kick-off we set the company’s goals for the year together, such as how many lunch’n learns should we have, what’s our percentage goal for diversity etc. 

With that being said, it’s soon summer vacation for most of us – a time to reboot and recharge.Thank you all TIQQErsfor persevering, waiting for the world to get back on its feet. And I for one really look forward to the fall where we can slowly go back to OUR normal state, being in the office – being part of laughter and discussions. Or just the feeling of being part of a crew. For real.

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Bernard Peligro just joined TIQQE!


We’re excited to welcome Bernard to us at TIQQE!

A full stack web and mobile developer, he created an eCommerce website in-house using PHP and CodeIgniter. Of course a website without an app is not complete, so, he also made the eCommerce mobile app using Flutter and Dart for Android and iOS in just one code-base!And here’s more – he also created his own flat database like MongoDB in Golang out of leisure, which had lots of goroutine and channels to utilize multi-core processing power.

His background is mostly in the distribution and logistics industries, and having fun with VueJS and Vuetify for his front-end development.Offline, he never plays chrome-dinosaur games, but would have fun outdoors walking and jogging to grab some fresh air with his one and only chatterbox kid.

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TIQQE LIONESSES


Agenda 2030 has put together an equality index from 2019 by looking at 51 indicators for 14 of the 17 official Global category goals for sustainable development. 129 countries in the world were compared on a scale from 0 to 100. The higher the value, the more gender equality in the country. Denmark holds the highest ranking and Tchad the lowest. Sweden came in third place. So with that great numbers, will every woman in Sweden be content, happy and feel secure in any industry?

After 30+ years in the IT-industry, I would say no. In this blog I will generalize a bit, but you will get the picture. In 2017 #meetoo hit the world like a bomb. Everyone was shocked over the behaviour of quite a few men. I know that I discussed it with a friend of mine, who like me started in the industry around the late 90s. We put some thought into “have we ever felt used”? Or, “have we ever been treated without respect”?

The short answer is that of course we’ve been used and treated disrespectfully over the years, and faced tricky situations when you really don’t know how to react or respond to comments or behaviour. We have the advantage of being pretty strong in our beliefs and faith in our own capacity. Also, we’ve seldom been afraid of saying NO. I think this was , and is, a very important movement. But what do you do when society and your own thoughts still put extra pressure on you, just because you’re a woman? It’s not an actual person, it’s years and generations putting a norm for how we should behave, act and express ourselves. And why do we take upon ourselves to do and accept things that’s not ok, because we think that we have to?  I see this all the time, in my daughters, young women at work, or any women for that matter. We sometimes take the world upon our shoulders, thinking that everything is our responsibility even if it means that we have to compromise with our feelings or beliefs. 

Every time we succeed. We are grateful. Grateful for being lucky, for other people that let us step in, for someone that believed in us. But we are rarely grateful for our own knowledge, capacity or strength. What I also see is that a woman’s success is never about luck, or that someone else is “giving” her the space, it is always hard work, frustration and capacity beyond what can be expected from any person. 

That’s why I started #TIQQE-lionesses. It’s an internal group where all women that are employed by us are members. The goal with the group is for us to build trust among us and grow with the motto that “weakness is a good thing”. The more personal we dare to be, the more we will actually get to know each other. The more we will trust, understand and support each other. I held the first session a couple of months ago and we set the structure for how to do this together. We’re meeting once a month, doing things together that we’ve on our to-do list. 

For now it’s an internal thing, but we also think that there might be a time when we invite other women outside TIQQE when we feel ready for it. And I can tell you already, this is a kick-ass group. Brave, smart, fearless and really really fun to hang out with. So if you ever get the chance to join, don’t hesitate to do it. The worst thing that can happen is that you get more friends.

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Halftime and time for vacation


We are soon heading into the second half of 2021, Time has really flown by and many new memories have been created. Thank you to all employees, customers and partners who have supported us beyond imagination.

Usually at the start of every year we gather all our employees and together set how we work towards our vision; we do this on a yearly basis because the world changes and we are welcoming many new friends to TIQQE which leads to that we together have more perspectives to create a community we all want to be part of.

Due to the current situation with the pandemic this just hasn’t been possible, however we hope that after the summer that we will all be able to meet again and together plan the future of our journey.

Do we wait and sit back until it goes back to some sort of normal? Of course not. We have tried to be creative in all we do, from how we work online together with our customers to how we celebrate success together online.

Two of the key areas which are so important for us are of course speed and adaptability. When things change we do not continue doing as we have previously, but rather see opportunities in this and see how we can rapidly adapt.

We have continued to grow and during the first half of this year we have welcomed 12 new friends to TIQQE and also from a customer perspective welcome several new customers who have joined our journey.During past 6 months and even from the start of the pandemic we realize how much we miss seeing our customers at our office and our friends and colleagues on a daily basis, the coffee – the chats – the memories and we’re really looking forward for this pandemic to be a distant memory and spend time with one another again.

With this blog we would like to share with you our past 6 months at TIQQE but also to send out a huge thank you to all our customers, employees and partners who have all been extremely important. 

Thank you and we look forward to work with you and hopefully be able to meet face to face in the near future.

We would like to wish you all a wonderful summer!
/Sofia and Jacob

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Per Wickberg just joined TIQQE!


We’re excited to welcome Per to us at TIQQE!

Who is Per?

My name is Per and I live in Örebro with my wife and three children. Before joining TIQQE I worked in the police department so this is definitely an exciting change in my carrier. In my spare time I like to watch TV-series and spend time with my family. I also have a big interest in wines so I try to visit southern Europe once in a while so I can discover new exciting producers.  

What did you know about TIQQE before you started?

I knew that they were a fast growing company focusing on AWS. I also knew about their flexible workoptions and their relaxed office environment.

Why did you want to join TIQQE?

In my former job I handled cooperating projects in both the private and public sector. In my new role at TIQQE I hope to grow and develop my customer relations and project management skills. A big part of joining was also that I got a really good impression during my initial talks with TIQQE. I got a feeling that it’s going to be fun to work here!

What is your role at TIQQE?

Business-/Customer Manager

What are you looking forward to in the nearest future?

To get to know my new colleagues, get organized  and get up to speed in my new team. Of course I look forward to a nice warm summer as well ☀️

Warm Welcome Per, we are happy to have you onboard!

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A small interview with Mathias


Who is Mathias?
My name is Mathias and I’m from a small town wayout north in Sweden called Kiruna. A few years ago I moved to Örebro to study information technology at the university, where I just graduated 🍾. I’m currently living here together with my sambo and our dog. I like to spend my spare time hanging out with friends, playing video games and when I have the opportunity I like to climb, surf or ski.

What did you know about TIQQE before you started?
I knew that they were a modern, fast-growing company with a ton of experience in AWS.

Why did you want to join TIQQE?
Because I have been an intern at TIQQE this spring, I have got a very good impression of the culture and all the fantastic people within TIQQE. I feel like this is a perfect place for both personal and professional growth, and of course I think AWS is really interesting and fun.

What is your role at TIQQE?
Full stack developer.

What are you looking forward to in the nearest future?
I look forward to being able to meet and get to know all my colleagues. But also to learn new skills and be a part of this company’s journey.

Thank you for sharing Mathias, we are very happy for you wanting to join us!

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Mothers day is coming up!


The day when you celebrate your mother, your children’s mother or any woman that is important to you a little bit extra. It’s a wonderful day and you’re acting just right to show them love and appreciation. All mothers are worth that. But behind more doors than you think there are mothers that don’t have it nice. The number of women and children facing mens abuse and threats are increasing, more than ever during this pandemic.
That’s why we at TIQQE decided to support “Another Mother”

The Women’s shelter in Örebro supports these women and their children with professional counseling, support and if needed sheltered living. By wearing this bracelet we at TIQQE show that we care for Another Mother.

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Pol Peligro just joined TIQQE!


We’re excited to welcome Pol to us at TIQQE!

A full-stack developer experienced in developing various software and web applications. He has great experience working with programming languages such as Golang, Go WASM (WebAssembly), Python, Django, C#, VB.Net, PWA, PHP, and Codeigniter. He is focused on Test Driven Development while using Microservice Architecture for both backend and frontend development. He also has great experience with Serverless architectures and setting up Ubuntu web server, and Cloudflare technology for more advanced web application securities.

In terms of databases, he has great experience with MSSQL, MySQL, Postgres, and Oracle. But hey, Pol is not a programmer zombie! He believes in balancing life and work so when he is not coding and doing some awesome software, you’ll find him in his passion to share Golang knowledge in his Youtube Channel  “Maharlikans Code”, and helping his wife sell fresh tuna.

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Rey Rafols just joined TIQQE!


We’re excited to welcome Rey to us at TIQQE!

A test engineer with 17 years extensive experience in software testing, both manual and automated. He has great experience with test automation in Bash, Python, Javascript, C#.net and has worked with frameworks and tools like Robot, Selenium, Protractor, Playwright, Katalon, Postman, etc. He has a strong drive in increasing software quality and delivery efficiency by continuously improving test automation and eventually reducing manual tests for better cost discipline. He also has great leadership experience with excellent communication and problem-solving skills, strong passion about work, creativity and innovation.

When not on a keyboard, you can see Rey jogging or running outdoors as he consistently meets his 10,000+ daily steps target, for close to a decade now. He’s also active in sports like basketball, badminton, even tennis and baseball. His soft side loves poetry which landed him a gorgeous wife.

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Wendell Cabalhin just joined TIQQE!


We’re excited to welcome Wendell to us at TIQQE!

Wendell has been working in the Web Development industry and has developed various Web-Based System Applications for small-to-medium scale businesses. He is also able to provide customer support for issues that require technical expertise. Having the knowledge and strong experience in PHP, CodeIgniter, WordPress, WooCommerce, Shopify, and PrestaShop platforms, his passion and eagerness in learning more for back-end and front-end web technologies is endless. He started learning docker, docker compose and WordPress Plugin development and integration to deliver quality results.

Volleyball is his hobby and having the position as middle hitter/blocker motivates him to play hard. Playing volleyball keeps him mentally, physically and emotionally fit.