Arrikto Employee Spotlight: Josh Bottum

Dec 15, 2021 | Blog and Kubeflow Updates, Employee Spotlights

What do you do at our company?

I am Arrikto’s VP of Developer Relations and I volunteer as a Kubeflow Community Product Manager. I joined Arrikto as our first full-time US employee and I closed our first sale. As we have grown, I have stepped back from sales and work to nurture the growth of Arrikto and the Kubeflow Community.

How long have you worked at Arrikto?

Since 2019

What has been your favorite project so far?

The delivery of Kubeflow 1.4

What do you like most about your job?

The interaction with market leaders, who are transforming their industries and the world. We are fortunate to meet and help a lot of interesting people.

What do you think is the most valuable lesson you have learned while working at Arrikto so far?

To accept that our market segment is too big and moving too fast to be an expert in all areas. I am constantly studying but more importantly, I am always learning from others and working to keep an open mind on new approaches.

What were you doing before working at Arrikto?

I was a Kubeflow Community Product Manager while working at Canonical.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

Swimming outdoors, preferably in open water on a sunny day, and then listening to live music

Three words to best describe you.

Enthusiastic creative persistent

What is the one thing you can’t live without?

Live music

Where’s your favorite place in the world?

Thousand steps beach, Laguna Beach, CA

What is your motto?

Just keep helping people

What is one food that you cannot resist?

Chocolate milkshake

What’s something you’re planning on doing in the next year that you’ve never done?

To swim my personal best for a 100 yard freestyle and a 3.1 mile open water swim in the same year.

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