Team Q&A: Kurt Strecker – Software Developer

Building a sustainable future is top of mind for everyone at Virtual Peaker, and integral to the work of software developer Kurt Strecker!

What did you do before joining Virtual Peaker?

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For many years, I ran my own fashion still life and retail photography business. But ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to be a programmer. Before joining Virtual Peaker, I found a job developing workplace automation solutions for commercial and e-retail businesses, which allowed me to merge my photographic skills with my passion for writing code.

What’s your role at Virtual Peaker?

I found my dream job at Virtual Peaker as a software developer. I wasn’t looking, but I jumped at the chance to work in the energy sector. At Virtual Peaker, I’m proud that we’re doing our part to help get the world on track towards a more sustainable future. And we’re a small, nimble team, so whatever innovation we roll out—from new features to products to interfaces to client reports—I’ve likely touched it and helped to make it better for our clients.

What else can you share?

I own more board games than I can realistically play, which I think reflects my desire to always keep my mind engaged and creative. When I need to disconnect, I love to head outdoors. The Red River Gorge a couple of hours east of Louisville is one of my favorite spots to camp, hike, and get completely immersed in nature.

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About The Author
Bill Burke blog author

Bill is a serial entrepreneur with a PhD from UC Berkeley in Controls and Artificial Intelligence and 10 years of experience with high performance residential energy management and connected appliances. He was previously at GE as an Advanced Systems Engineer in the Connected Home Software Group, but left that role in May 2014 to pursue entrepreneurship full time. Bill grew up in Louisville and returned with his family in 2010 after a long stint in the San Francisco Bay Area. He loves Louisville and is working to make it a better and more attractive city for high tech startups.

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