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Giving Back series:
Sakari Laitinen

Meet Sakari Laitinen, a Senior Cloud Architect at Rebase who is one of the rare Rebasers who spends a lot of time in the office.

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While it's always a pleasure to see him there, we decided to catch up with Sakari on a sunny day at Koivusaari to learn more about him. Continue reading to know Sakari better and to find out to what important cause Sakari chose to donate to.

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

As a child, I was fascinated with space and always dreamed of becoming an astronaut. However, as I grew older, I became more interested in the field of technology and eventually decided to pursue a career in computer science.

“The company’s emphasis on creativity and progress aligns with my values, and I knew I would thrive in such an environment.”

Why did you choose to join Rebase?

I chose to join Rebase because of its innovative and forward-thinking approach to technology. The company’s emphasis on creativity and progress aligns with my values, and I knew I would thrive in such an environment.

What's the best thing about your current job?

The best thing about my current job is the autonomy to work on my own schedule and pursue my ideas. This flexibility allows me to be more productive and efficient and also gives me the opportunity to learn and grow in my field.

How do you relax?

To relax, I enjoy activities like taking a sauna and drinking a good beer, as well as playing retro video games on my latest additions to my gaming setup, like Sega Saturn and Nintendo GameCube.

What is your superpower?

My superpower is my ability to analyze complex problems and find creative solutions. This skill allows me to approach challenges with a unique perspective and come up with innovative ideas.

What skill would you like to master?

I would like to master my public speaking skills. While I feel comfortable presenting in small groups, I would like to improve my ability to speak confidently and effectively in front of larger audiences.

What has been the highlight of your year?

So far, the highlight of my year has been the opportunity to continue learning and expanding my capabilities. I like to call it “Continuous Learning.”

Tell us where we should donate this time and why?

As a Kubernetes enthusiast and someone who has traveled to Ukraine multiple times, I would suggest donating to the Ukrainian Kubernetes Community Days fundraiser. This organization is dedicated to promoting the adoption of Kubernetes in Ukraine and providing education and resources to the local tech community. By donating to this cause, you can help support the growth of the tech industry in Ukraine and provide valuable resources to aspiring developers.

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