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Giving Back series:
Kalle Kyttälä

Here is Kalle Kyttälä, our seasoned software professional, who’s been in challenging yet rewarding projects more than once.

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We wanted to say hi and hear his thoughts about life at Rebase, his experiences in the past and most importantly – where Rebase should donate this time in the rebase giving back series.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

As a child, I had many dream occupations, from cook to ski jumper and musician to football player — however, definitely nothing to do with computers.

Why did you choose to join Rebase?

I liked the Rebase way of combining the best parts of freelancer and employee. Besides, I knew both founders of the company from the past, so from that point of view, it was easy to jump in.

It feels like I'm learning something new every day and working with a good, professional team.

What's the best thing about your current job?

It feels like I'm learning something new every day and working with a good, professional team. I also appreciate the possibility of influencing my working hours and the projects I work for.

Share a blog post/book / talk / tweet (etc.) that taught you something new

I have tried to get familiar with graph databases for my current project. There are many good resources about graph databases. Still, this Graph Databases eBook (by Ian Robinson, Jim Webber and Emil Eifrem), helped me to understand what it is all about.

How do you relax?

I do many sports, for example, CrossFit, gym, or cycling, but sometimes I like to just lay on the sofa and listen to good music or watch series.

What is your superpower?

I don't stress too much and keep calm under challenging situations.

Tell us where we should donate this time and why?

I decided we should donate to Lasten liike.

I think it's essential to support the younger generation. The lack of physical exercise and social exclusion might be considerable challenges in the future. Participation in low threshold activities is an excellent way to prevent these. Doing sports doesn't always need to be serious.

Was it challenging to choose the charity?

It was pretty challenging. Especially in these exceptional times, there would have been plenty of good choices for donation.

What advice would you give to your ten years younger self?

Don't overthink what other people think about you, and it's also okay to say "no" sometimes.

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