Jessica Engström



Microsoft MVP award

2014-01-02 10:44:00 +0000

2013 was a great year for me.

In January I got invited to join MEET Sweden (Microsoft Extended Expert Team) A complete honor.

I got the opportunity attend the “Train the Trainer Windows Phone 8” education in Utrecht.

Me and my husband went full on with our code heavy user group Coding After Work.

Coding After Work started to branch out to other cities, starting with Norrkoping.

We got to organize Easter-, Halloween- (as a part of Windows Phone week) and Xmas hackathons, a hackathon in Malmo and a hackathon with Atley Hunter and Michael Crump at Øredev.

Coding After Work also got to be exhibitors at Øredev and DevSum.

Microsoft organize “summer camp” here in Sweden, where they offer free half day seminars to everyone. I got to talk there about Windows 8 UX.
That felt a bit crazy (good crazy) as I started in this community at summer camp myself a few years back. Circle is closed and all that :)

I committed to change my diet and workout schedule, lost 13kg (28 lbs) and I have more to lose so I was on the “get up and code” podcast. You can see more of this soon.

Conferences I attended was TechX sweden, //Build, Øredev, DevSum

I went to “Train the Trainer- Unity” in Helsinki (loads of fun!)

The amazing people I got to meet during the year is fantastic. I treasure them all, mentors, beginners, young, old, all of them.

This is just a bit of the stuff I got to do. I thought that it would be hard to top 2013….


mvpThen came 2014 and bam! I got awarded Microsoft MVP (Client Dev) for my job in the community!

What a start of the year! People I look up to in the community are congratulating me, that is a surreal feeling.

I’m humbled to get nominated and awarded, and be in such an amazing category with so many great minds!
I will do my best to live up to he title.


With that I wish you all a great 2014, may it be your best year ever!


Christmas gifts ideas – list for geeky girls (and !girls)

2013-12-15 17:02:00 +0000

When you look at list containing “gifts for her” they are usually full of stuff like makeup, handbags, perfume, chocolate and for some reason always slippers.
Being a geek girl I’m here to tell you that it is not always the best list to get inspired for Christmas gifts for the likes of us.

I’ve put together a few lists of my own, I hope you’ll enjoy Smile

Click on the link/pic for the the whole list of that category.

For the Superhero girl For the Sci-Fi girl
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For the Gamer girl For the Tech girl
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For the cute girl (Cats and Unicorns)  

if you still don’t know what to get her, select * from

Christmas gift ideas - list for the Superhero girl

2013-12-15 17:00:00 +0000


Who wouldn’t want to taste that sweet Iron man…..cookie!


Retro Harley Quinn apron

Marvel cookie cutter set 

Spider-Man bust cookie jar

Retro Wonder Woman apron

Pow Bonk Kapow 3 piece mug set 

Wolverine cookie jar

Batman ice cube tray

Batman cookie jar

Spider-man face mug

Spider-man comic book cookie cutter






Is it okay to have the Batman wall decal in every room?


Iron man art fx statue

Comic photo frame

Batman wall decal

Wolverine giant wall decals

Avengers 3d wall art night light Iron Man

Iron man giant wall decal

Swinging sticks kinetic energy sculpture

Lego Batman minifugure clock

Captain America 3D wall nightlight









Wonder woman costume magnetic todo list

Supergirl symbol pink busniness card holder

Marvel A5 notebook

Batman laptop messenger bag

Wonder woman costume journal

Wolverine notepad holder

Agent notes journal S.H.I.E.L.D 

Marvel heroes hard cover journal

Superman symbol mouspad






Crowded picture, but there is so much cool superhero clothes out there!


Venom hoodie

Marvel superhero socks set 

Hello Snikty T-shirt

Dark Phoenix T-shirt

She-Ra & He-Man masters of the universe T-shirt 

Batgirl Caped costume T-shirt

Iron Man T-shirt

Harley Quinn footless tights 

Batgirl glow-in-the-dark hipster panties 3 pack

Deadpool T-shirt

Wonder Woman hoodie

I am Rougue Babydoll

Batman costume crew socks with capes





Wonder woman charm necklace

Batman necklace

Wolverine claw necklace & earrings 

Wonder Woman comic book bracelet

Nightwing bracelet

Thor dangle earrings 

Captain America shield necklace

batman hoop earrings

Spider-Man  necklace

Superheroes Hello Kitty







Christmas gift idea - list for the Sci-Fi girl

2013-12-15 16:58:00 +0000

So what do you get the Sci-Fi girl you ask?
Well here is a list of stuff I think any Sci-Fi fan would be happy to get


For the Kitchen

I mean come on, Ice sabers, Wookie cookies, we all need those.

ScifiStar Wars chop sabers 

Doctor Who T.A.R.D.I.S cookie jar with sounds

Star Trek cookie cutters

Wind-up salt and pepper robots 

Star Wars Death Star cookie jar

Doctor Who disappearing T.A.R.D.I.S pint glasses

Star trek Enterprise pizza cutter

3d space cookie cutters

Yumbots robot cupcake mold

Star Wars cookbook with ice sabers

The star wars cookbook delux set with cookie cutters





I’m just trying to decide whether to put the door chime only on the front door or on any of the rooms as well. Nah who am I kidding I would go for all the rooms!


Star Wars Lightsaber candlestick

Doctor Who Dalek projection clock

Doctor Who T.A.R.D.I.S. night light  

Star Trek electronic door chime 

Doctor who T.A.R.D.I.S. baht/beach towel 

Star Trek TOS Enterprise 1701 ship

Star Wars Lightsaber desklamp

Doctor Who bath mat 

Star Trek Enterprise wall cling

Serentity 1:400 Scale Desk model






Bat’leth letter opener and mini paper millennium falcon, nuff said!


Star Wars origami

Doctor Who River Song’s T.A.R.D.I.S. journal 

Star Trek Bat'leth letter opener

Star Trek Enterprise mouse pad

Doctor Who Adipose stress toy

Doctor Who T.A.R.D.I.S. wireless speaker

Doctor Who sonic screwdriver pen

K-9 USB hub








I need that Ashoka tunic!

ScifiClothesStar Trek Logo V-neck ladies' Tee

Doctor Who over-knee socks

Greek Crest – so say we all

Star Wars Ashoka costume tunic

Officially licensed Star Trek pajama set

Keep calm and don’t blink babydoll

Star Trek: the next generation uniform hoodie

Ladies knee high Star Wars socks  

I'm geeky and I know it T-shirt 

Cycon T-shirt







I hope the T.A.R.D.I.S jewelry box really is bigger on the inside so I can fit all the geek jewelry in it Smile 

ScifiJewleryLightsaber earrings

Naboo earrings

Droid LTE Sterling Silver Ring

Doctor Who deluxe bracelet

Starfleet necklace

Doctor Who T.A.R.D.I.S. Jewelry box

Doctor Who T.A.R.D.I.S. bow necklace

Weeping angel Earrings

Star Trek stainless steel Starfleet crystal edge pendant

Battlestar Galactica Captain Kara Starbuck Thrace earrings






Other stuff


Doctor Who time lord psychic container

Lego star wars AT-ST & Endor

Doctor Who Adipose plush

Redshirts deluxe edition card game

Lego Star wars tie fighter 

Exclusive Doctor Who K-9 Figure 

Lego Star Wars millennium falcon








Christmas gift ideas - list for the gamer girl

2013-12-15 16:56:00 +0000


I know there is a lot of Portal stuff here, but let’s face it it’s an awesome game (and you get achievements!)

kitchenPortal 2 companion cube ice tray

Pac-man glossary heat changing mug

Manic Miner mug

Portal companion cube cookie jar

Pac-man cookie cutter

Tetris cookie cutters

Nintendo Game pad coasters

Pac-man ice cube tray

Portal cookie cutters

Portal 2 aperture laboratories logo spatula







There’s a Zombie on your lawn *singing*


Portal 2 warning signs coasters

Space invaders color changing lamp

Pac-man fleece blanket

Portal Bookends

Space invaders fridge magnets

Plants vs zombie lawn ornament

Tetris light

Portal 2 Turret statue

Plants vs Zombies electronic singing sunflower







Companion cube panties, Street Fighter II leggins? I mean who wouldn’t want this


Power wisdom courage women’s tee

Fight! Street Fighter II leggings

Atari Mt. Fuiji women’s Tee

Portal 2 aperture test subject track jacket

Portal socks

Self-rescuing princess babydoll

Portal 2 companion cube ladies' panties

Atari Asteroids Arcade women’s Tee








Hand stamped gamer earrings

European-style charm bracelet

Portal 2 companion cube earrings

Portal 2 inter-spatial portal earrings

Portal 2 stalemate pendant necklace

Video game Nintendo cartridge bracelet

Super Mario mushroom necklace

Gamer bracelet








Can’t wait for the Xbox One to get to Sweden Open-mouthed smile

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Street fighter x sanrio plush

Sega Mega drive bag

Plants vs zombies risk

Customizable aperture science handheld portal device

Portal 2 sentry turret USB desk defender

Portal weighted companion cube plush

Nintendo monopoly 










Christmas gift ideas – list for the tech girl

2013-12-15 16:54:00 +0000


Who would not love to just tilt the pepper mill to get it to grind, or the automatic soda streamer. Not to talk about the gadgets you actually can develop for Smile


Soda Stream revolution

Trueau Graviti Battery-operated pepper mill

WiFi kettle iKettle

Binary code ice tray

Egg minder wink-enabled egg tray

Mixing bowl with scale

Stirio automatic stirrer

Digital spoon scale







Devices & Accessories

Granted the Arrows tab might not be available (at least for me) but how cool wouldn’t it be to soak in the bath while being on your tab?
I actually have the Knomo bag, it fit both my Asus slim laptop and my surface without too much bulking.


Arrows tab QH77/M Waterproof 2-1 Ultrabook

Nokia Lumia 1020

Surface Pro 2 and Docking station

Colorful, backlit  touch covers for Surface

The Chelsea camera bag

Camera grip for Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 2520

Knomo London – Avignon 13 laptop slim brief bag

Pocket Spotlight







I’ve had the opportunity to try both Cube and Cube-X Duo, they are both good machines. The Duo can print with 2 colors and has a larger printing area, however it does not come in pink…. besides the Cube can print about 15x15x15cm (5,5”x5,5”x5,5”) and a lot of designs come in pieces.


gadgetsCube 3D printer

Automatic soap dispenser

Lego Mindstorms EV3

Leap motion

Sphero 2.0

Fitbit force

Fitbit Flex

Myo gesture control armband

Color-change led candle set with remote

Philips Hue wireless lightning








Christmas gift ideas – cats and unicorns

2013-12-15 16:52:00 +0000

Well, because Cats and Unicorns!


Animal mouse This must be the cutes mouse ever! The tails are USB connectors

Hello Kitty Star Wars charm bracelet I mean Star Wars AND cute cats!? What’s not to like.

Animal face notebook – cat

Plush Unicorn slippers These must be magical.

Pinkie Pie mug Pink, Pony, Pie – Perfect.

Soft Kitty Ladies’ hoodie Ears, tail and even paws Smile 

Soft Kitty earrings

USB Warm cat Neko gloves

Unicorn sprinkles shaker I’ll bet everything will taste like rainbow after a sprinkle from this shaker.







Wolverine and windows phone

2013-07-27 19:14:00 +0000

Yesterday was the premier of the Wolverine in Sweden.
Since I surprisingly don't own a Wolverine T-shirt I had to pimp my nails instead.


I went with old-school inspired Wolverine and adamantium colored claws ;)


Matching the yellow Lumia 920

There was a lot of Nokias shown in the movie.
I like that Windows Phone now can be seen in blockbusters such as the Wolverine and Man of steel, it’s a good sign :)