Arrikto Employee Spotlight: Kimonas Sotirchos

Dec 1, 2021 | Blog and Kubeflow Updates, Employee Spotlights

Arrikto Kimonas Sotirchos Sortware Engineer

What do you do at our company?

I’m a Software Engineer mainly focusing on Kubeflow.

How long have you been working at Arrikto?

I’ll cheat and include the time for my diploma thesis as well. So almost 3 years!

What has been your favorite project so far?

Kubeflow by far. Being a contributor in such a big open source project and Community, as well as having the opportunity to be its Release Manager is something really fulfilling.

What do you like most about your job?

Working on cutting-edge technologies, alongside very talented people.

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

Solid changes always happen with iterative steps.

What were you doing before working at Arrikto?

I was a student at the National Technical University of Athens. As a student I really liked tinkering with GameBoy Advance consoles and I also built a python tool for manipulating some of its games’ graphics.

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

Hanging out with my friends, reading a book or playing some video game. But this might not sound too exciting, so here’s picture of me skydiving.

Three words to best describe you.

Curious, Festive, Dedicated

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

Plastic straws. I’ve been used to always having one in my hands from when I was 10, so here we are.

Where’s your favorite place in the world?

Anywhere near my family and friends. But Lemnos island is also very nice!

What is your motto?

Nah, it’s gonna be fine

What is one food that you cannot resist?

Hot stews

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

I’ve always wanted to take the Trans-Siberian Express and travel from St Petersburg all the way to Vladivostok. Maybe next year will be the year.

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