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From Photography to Web Developer - Peki Lives to Tell Stories

Name Peki Sinikoski

Current Web Development student at Technigo

Graduation June 2023

Peki spend his childhood summers in his parents fishing boat, and they travelled every single night to a new island. He learned from an early age that if he will build a fire, people would gather around it. After staring to the fire for moment, these people started talking with each other and sharing stories. "I memorized their stories, and when the summer was over, we went back to the city and I was telling those stories to my friends. I think I'm still doing the same thing: building things that gather people together and I tell stories to others with help the help of my images and texts. With code, it’s exactly the same thing." Peki has worked as a photographer, a children's book author, curator, journalist and he has even built robots. For him, coding is either about bringing people together or telling his stories in a different format and forum.

“I work with different medias because working with only one would limit me as a person. Photography or coding, it's just two different ways to tell a story."

The purpose of coding

With his love for mathematics and background in coding his own websites, plus building robots, learning how to code felt like a natural next step. Another reason was the recent development of AI. Compared to his old robots, that only did simple tasks, AI was something new to explore. "I've been working with images and art for about 20 years now. As AI is getting bigger and bigger, especially in the art scene, I got this feeling that I want to be more involved in that process. I don't have any problems with the robots helping me to build images, but I don't want the robots to be in charge. I want to be the one who has control over what we are doing." Peki continues and says that instead of investing tons of money for someone else to develop a project he'd like to do, he rather does it himself.

“I am a strong believer of the do-it-yourself-culture."

Why Peki chose the Technigo Boot Camp

Peki has lived all over Scandinavia and liked the idea of studying with a Swedish company. "Technigo seem to be strong believers of learning by doing and that's important to me. I started my career studying at universities, so I've gone that road already and didn't want to start a massive project – but keep reskilling agile."

The Boot Camp has been demanding and Peki says he's often creating more complex projects than asked for, as he wants to challenge himself with UX Design. "I've tried to cut my photographic work during this time, but then there has been new offers and couldn't say no. Some of my photo projects are amazing opportunities." How one juggles the Boot Camp, work and other projects is very individual. Peki adds that there is so much to learn constantly, and with side activities it's been a though balance from time to time.

For anyone ready to career change, here are Peki's advice

"I'd like to refer to my childhood in the archipelago again. During that time I learned that, if you want to see new seas, you have to have the courage to leave the shoreline. If you choose to stay close to the shoreline, you'll never see new waters, feel the power of the wind, and find new places. I would recommend you to take the course to whereever you want to go and prepare yourself mentally for new adventures. And whatever you do, do it all the way, never half way."

Thanks, Peki!

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