Johan Haals

Computer operator by day, leatherworker by night

I work as a Senior Software Engineer at Spotify. Working full time as an Open Source maintainer of Backstage which is a developer portal used by many companies in the software industry. I feel very blessed to be able to work with such a great team and be able to interact with the open source community on a daily basis. I also maintain Yopass, a password sharing service which is open source and free to use by anyone. My professional career is captured on LinkedIn.


I have always been obsessed with organization, bags and efficient storage solutions. I turned to leatherworking in the middle of 2021 to create my own AirPods case in leather and I felt right at home. Since then I have been spending most of my spare time developing my skills and I also had the pleasure to create some small goods for friends and family. Most of the leather I use is sourced from the local tannery in Tärnsjö Tannery which is just a short drive away.

I publish most of my work on Instagram

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