Taavi Koosaar

Taavi is currently working as DevOps Consultant at Solidify Sweden in Stockholm, where he helps customers with DevOps, ALM, Release Management and Deployment automation, architecture and Cloud (e.g. Azure) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) / Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).

He previously worked as System Architect and later as Chief Architect at Eu-Supply Holding AB, where he drove together with a great development team the product architecture and development efforts to build and deliver continuously a successful pan-European SaaS platform called CTM.

Before EU-Supply, Taavi worked as a Development Consultant at Microsoft Consulting Services, which was an interesting time of travel, customer interaction, handling multiple projects simultaneously and delivering quality results on agreed schedules. Learning and adopting new technologies, including early adopter versions, was crucial to delivering good results - it was equal parts challenging and rewarding.

In addition, Taavi has been awarded Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio ALM for nine consecutive years since 2009. He also belongs to the Visual Studio ALM Rangers where he helps produce guidance documents, samples and tooling to aid the Visual Studio ALM community.

Over the years Taavi has occupied various roles - software developer, development team lead, software/system architect, presenter at events and conferences, founder and leader of small organizations, etc. In all of these roles he has loved initiating, designing, building and in general taking something from its conception to completion, whether it's a small problem in code, a new feature or a whole new system. He has also gathered some unique experience in development combined with the IT operations and infrastructure side (call it DevOps).

Taavi is a highly analytical and passionate DevOps consultant. He loves what he does and considers it as much a hobby as he does it a job.