We've decided it's about time you get to know a little more about us - the people behind Plecto. You may have seen our faces on our 'meet the team' page or spoken to one of us during a demo or whilst getting some support, but we want you to know a few more details.
Welcome to another edition of 'Team Spotlight', a series where we invite each member of the Plecto team to share a little bit about themselves.
Our fifth guest is Mikkel (known as Mikkel K here at Plecto to differentiate between our two 'Mikkels'!), one of our developers.
1. How long have you worked at Plecto and what do you do?
I started in September of last year. My very first day was actually the day we went to Spain for our company trip. Very exciting way to start my career as a Plectonian!
I work as a junior developer but have a background as a physicist. Therefore my take on things is usually a little different than most "classic" developers.
2. Where are you from?
Holstebro, Denmark - but my mother is from Burgundy, France, so I actually have dual citizenship and speak French fluently!
3. How did you end up working at Plecto?
After my Master's degree in physics, I realised that programming and developing is what drives me, so a career as a developer was the obvious choice.
During my studies, I always liked using the programming language Python for data analysis. Therefore I was looking for a job where I would be using it full time.
Luckily for me, Plecto was looking for a Python developer :D
4. What kind of jobs have you had before joining Plecto?
I have had some small-time jobs in between my studies in retail, as a postman and as a student programmer, but Plecto is the first workplace of my real career.
5. What’s your favourite thing about working in development?
That I gain new skills every single day. There is so much to learn, but in my ~7 months at Plecto, I have progressed immensely.
It's nice to be around skilled people who are willing to teach about their favourite technologies.
6. What are some of your hobbies/what do you like to do in your spare time?
I recently became a father in May, so I like to spend time with my little cutie of a son. When he's not occupying my calendar, I like to go disc golfing (frisbee golf) which is an awesome sport!
7. What’s your dream holiday destination?
France, obviously. My family has an old farmhouse in the countryside which is really primitive and quiet. I love going there every summer to completely relax and detach myself from everyday life.
8. What’s your favourite TV series?
Must be How I Met Your Mother. I can watch those episodes again and again and still laugh at the same bad jokes.
9. What’s the last film you watched?
I don't watch many films at the moment. Must have been Bladerunner or The Last Jedi.
10. What’s your favourite cocktail?
At the moment it must be a either a Gin Basil Smash or a Zombie - both really get me going!
11. What's your favourite gif/meme?