Meet a Codefresher
Ted Spinks

My Dad is in the military 

Wife and 2 boys (11, 13, 2 dogs) 

Camp (have a pop up), family bike rides, video games, Alex (younger son) gymnastics and drums and Zach plays guitar, wife is a full time stay at home and home schools boys. Boys have food allergies and schools aren’t great about handling it. Campsite booked this June, Alex has crazy energy and likes flag football too. 

Why Codefresh? 

Recruiter contacted me, previous company was a startup, going through changes, so it was good timing. He liked the platform and doing a pre sales role, with a platform he liked, he decided he’s in. I love the concept, Docker native, K8s native, leaving legacy baggage behind, simple, powerful, like the direction with CD and the Argo. 6 months and thanksgiving. He worked at VMware. 

What was your very 1st job? 

Lived on an air force base in Germany, 13 or 14. I don’t know how this was legal, but there was this summer hire program on the base and I signed up for it and worked for the base newspaper. Helped them with their computers, some newspaper layouts. 

How did you get into your current job or field?

IT Manager for almost a decade. I liked the coaching aspect, but really missed the technology. The company was going through a merger and managed all our IT automation. I talked to my new boss and he told me automation was a waste of money. I had to get out of there. I got a Technical AM job at VMware and it’s super similar to SA. Left to go work with a VMware partner to be a consultant to be more technical. 

What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know?

I have a big mouth, everyone knows everything. I have a lot of hobbies. I could retire and do my hobbies and never get bored. RC Cars, old arcade games, guts of arcade machines and turn them into video game consoles, a lot of those machines have a computer motherboard and take cardgidges and make it easy for the arcade operator to switch out games, so a lot of them are easy to turn into consoles. I like ropes courses with my sons. 

What is your best memory about working at Codefresh?

The get-togethers we have are fun. Earlier happy hours were cool. We had on the sales team, it was a beer tasting event, guided events with the beer tasting expert, 4-6 beers in the mail, appreciate each one, wine tasting event, that was cool. Guided events are great.

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