Please join me in welcoming our newest QlikCommunity team member Carlos Rodriguez.
Carlos brings a wealth of experience to his role as our QlikCommunity Administrator and will also manage assorted community projects, custom coding, bug tracking, platform enhancements and assisting with moderation when needed.
Carlos was a founding director at a B2B social networking application provider and has over 10 years’ experience working with technology solutions and online communities. In previous companies he wore many hats across the business including marketing, solutions architecture and presales support. He has helped dozens of teams design creative and innovative online communities customized to their specific use cases and really understands the needs of different users.
Carlos is originally from Boulder, Colorado and has a Masters from the University of Colorado (Go Buffs!) and has now settled down in Havertown, Pennsylvania. He has been an avid social networking user since 1995 when he started a Ska band and started joining music newsgroups to collaborate online with other musicians & Ska enthusiasts. He really enjoyed how he could learn about and then become an online expert in various topics of interest- from creating his own home theater system to learning how to build his own computers -- initially Windows, then “hackintosh” Macintosh systems.
On a personal level he loves to cook (grilling meat is a specialty), growing vegetables including naga morich (ghost peppers), shooting photographs, and travelling. His music interests are pretty broad, from opera to reggae, vintage Hawaiian to jazz.
We are very excited to welcome Carlos to the team and feel that his expertise and vision will help QlikCommunity continue to grow and offer innovative solutions.
I also want to take a minute to introduce Samantha Gkonos who has been actively contributing to QlikCommunity over the last few months.
Sam has been our go-to person for projects, troubleshooting and moderation. She began at QlikTech almost 5 years ago in the finance department and moved to our marketing global marketing team in 2012. Her main roles include direct assistant to the VP of Brand Marketing, working with the partner program for our global online campaigns and more recently has begun working with QlikCommunity.
She graduated from Penn State University in 2008 and is a huge Nittany Lion’s football fan (We Are!). Sam is a southwest Philly native but also loves to travel, recent trips include Sonoma, California; Scottsdale, Arizona; Portland Oregon and Madrid, Spain.
When not in the office she is usually running, checking out the diverse Philly food scene, or singing with her adult acappella group, The Graduates.
We really appreciate Sam’s experience and contributions to the team and QlikCommunity!