Hello again and welcome back! Today you will get to know DevOps Engineer Jukka Koskelin during our Whoseday. Are you ready? Good, so do we!
Jukka has over 20 years of experience in the IT business, mainly in the finance- and public sectors. He has worked with Microsoft technologies since 2008, and for the last six years with infrastructure and CI/CD pipelines. Jukka knows Azure DevOps intimately and is especially excited about the automation possibilities of cloud environments.
Where do you come from?
I come from the past, where people still gather to sacrifice release notes to high priests of technology. More recently, I come from the public sector domain, where we built (with these hands) continuous delivery capabilities in an on-premises environment with Azure DevOps Server.
Why Zure as an employer?
There was a lengthy internal process (internal to my head, that is – but no worries, you can read all about it) to find a place where I could combine my Azure DevOps -knowledge with actual Azure development and governance I could get behind. That is, governance that enables developers to actually work with the production in mind, but still have things like policies.
You have started at Zure during Korona. Was it difficult to get to know your co-workers and actually start working?
My first reaction would be “not that much”, which feels wrong as we are talking about pandemia that has and will cause a lot of changes on both local and global levels.
On a personal level, there’s been so much going on for the last year or so, that covid has just been one layer on top of that – but I do suspect that the consequences will catch up, and you can probably find me hiding under the meeting room table when there actually will be face-to-face -meetings again.
Where do you get strength for your work week?
“Do as I say, not as I do” – so keep breaks, exercise, stop your workday relatively early by doing something completely that’s completely unassociated with work.
Your new (or old) covid-19 hobby?
I used to do write several blogs back in the day, but haven’t really done that in the past five years or so. Wrote a couple of posts last month, and found it to be a bit like bicycling – the technique comes back, but with some pain, as you stretch muscles you haven’t used in a while (and let’s not take that analogy any further).
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