June 27, 2018 · News

Team Spotlight - Mikkel K

Grace Cook

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.  

Mikkel Bouteloup Kofoed - Dashboard Development at Plecto

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!

Mikkel K and his son
Mikkel and his son Louis when he was only 2 weeks old!

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?

Mikkel K meme
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