1. Knowit supports talent
Antti Rahikainen first heard about Knowit (Cybercom back then) in 2011 when he was studying in Tampere. His friend asked if Antti would be interested in working for Knowit's service desk. People in service desk work in three shifts, which was perfect combination with studies and gave some insight on the industry. Over time Antti got more experience and got invited to his first projects with a customer.
“I got interested in the media industry when I was working in service desk. I found technologies related to streaming and video especially interesting, so working with those was a natural step for me.”
After graduating Antti moved to Helsinki and became Knowit’s consultant. He started working full-time with the customer. Today Antti is a multitalented expert who knows all about DevOps, Open Source technologies and AWS infrastructure – and isn’t afraid to combine those in his work.
Antti enjoys working with plenty of technologies and loves to throw himself into something completely new, like Kubernetes.
“In the end, all the technologies have the same laws and principles. The question is how to apply them in different problems. It’s kind of like how painter chooses the right brush depending what he’s doing.”’
Challenge is that each technology develops all the time and each customer has different needs. Knowit encourages its employees to learn whichever technology they want.
“In the future I’d like to learn more about technologies behind artificial intelligence and how to use AI on my current projects.”