Who's Jyri-Petteri?

Hi! I'm Jyri-Petteri Paloposki, a 32 year old IT professional and non-profit fiend. I moved to Turku from Hämeenlinna in autumn 2009 to begin with my computer science studies in the University of Turku. The Turku digital media scene got a hold of me pretty soon and I got a bit side tracked from my studies – after a short stint as a freelancer I worked full-time on the field for almost ten years. I returned to the university a few years ago to continue my studies and also founded my own company, with which I'm working on web service development and a bunch of other IT things.

I've been an active scout for somewhat my whole life, and shortly after moving to Turku I ended up in Turun Sinikotkat, a local scout group, in which I've volunteered a number of years as a cub scout leader and also a few years as a local group leader, among other things. Forward a few years to 2018 to 2020, during which I've volunteered in the board of the Scouts and Guides of Finland, the largest youth organisation in Finland, where I was responsible for our finance sector, which also contains our information systems and private fundraising.

I am and have been also active in a number of student organisations, including the computer science student's association Asteriski and a TYY hiking and nature organisation called Akateeminen partiokilta (The Academic Scout Guild).

I'm a bit of a novice in the Green party – I properly started volunteering just a few months ago in autumn 2020. I've participated in one Green candidate's campaigns helping with the planning and web services (who'd have guessed...) I'm currently volunteering in the communications group of the Green district of Finland Proper.

Work experience

  • 2019– Entrepreneur, Ardcoras oy, Turku
  • 2016–2018 Software architect, Citrus Solutions Oy, Turku
  • 2013–2016 Software architect, Avoltus Oy, Turku
  • 2011–2013 CIO, Aucor Oy, Turku
  • 2007–2009 Security guard, Vartiointiliike ja etsivätoimisto Linnan Vartijat, Hämeenlinna
  • 2007 Mail sorter, Posti Oyj, Hämeenlinna

Volunteer work

A few examples of my volunteering experience.

  • 2018–2020 Member of the board (finance), The Guides and Scouts of Finland ry
  • 2015–2016 Local group leader, Turun Sinikotkat ry
  • 2012–2013 Member of the board (communications), Häme scout district
  • 2010–2013 Systems manager, The Guides and Scouts of Finland ry
  • 2010–2013 Treasurer, Turku Agile Group ry
  • 2010 Treasurer, Asteriski ry

Education

  • 2009– Student of Computer Science, University of Turku
  • 2007 Matriculation examination, Kaurialan lukio, Hämeenlinna

Accolades

  • 2020 Silver medal of the Guides and Scouts of Finland
  • 2019 Silver medal of the scout district of South-West Finland
  • 2017 Asteriski's badge of merit
  • 2013 Bronze plaquette of merit of the Tavastia scout district
  • 2013 Bronze medal of the Guides and Scouts of Finland
  • 2012 Sash of the Student Union of the University of Turku
  • 2009 Bronze medal of the Tavastia scout district
  • 2007 II class Mannerheim buckle of the Guides and Scouts of Finland