Meet the Hubbers: Juhani Koivuviita

The most important part of the HUB Turku is the community and its members. They all have different skills and personalities, which makes the HUB an even more exciting working place. Today we are introducing Juhani who also is a member of the Hub board. Come and meet us also in face to face. You might even get a Hub hug!

Meet Juhani

Who are you?

My name is Juhani. Some people call me also Jussi, Jusu, Juhku, Puhani, Uncle Hani or Onu Jorma. It’s nice to have nicknames, they bring some flavour to the relationships that I have.

What are you?

I’m co-founder and COO in Educraftor. Our company is an innovation and educational development agency. Maybe you’ve heard about Eduhack? We started that hackathon series. In the Hub board I’m the secretary which suits me since I’m a Finnish teacher.

Your interests?

Learning. I work around it, I want to develop the process, I’m learning myself every day. It’s also a topic of which we all have opinions about. What’s your answer to the question: “What is learning?”

Your talents?

Diplomacy. I get along with everyone. Also keeping the balls up in the air. Operational leadership is something that I’m learning constantly.

Love story of Hub Turku

Peter – my good friend and our CEO – invited me to meet the Hubbers. And here we are. I fell in love with the idea of having a place like this in the city center. At the same time I also fell in love with the people. We have a wonderful team behind the Hub and also a powerful community, which keeps getting bigger and lovelier.

Your character

I’m a very positive character. I smile and make people smile. Still, I’m a Finn and I have that romantic melancholy in me. Being very active and social makes me want to balance it out by getting into silence and out of the everyday fuzz. For this I have a summer place with my brother that we visit especially in summer. Music makes me drift away also and my favorite relaxing moment is lying on my living room carpet as an X figure with the headphones on.

You are delighted, when…

someone makes a spot-on joke. I lived almost 10 years in Estonia and was introduced to black humour there. The harder the work day, the darker the humour.

You get annoyed, when…

people don’t know how to move in traffic according to (my) rules, especially as a pedestrian. To me it’s simple: you keep on the right side, you make way if you are more than one and you pay attention to other people around you. Sometimes I fall into “traffic rage” moments and can be huffing and puffing about even the smallest details for a while.

What makes you stop being angry

by saying “I’m sorry”. I think the best way is to confront the problem and be open and honest about it.

And in traffic by staying on the right side of the road and out of my way! 🙂

If you were a superhero what would your superpower be?

I would have an “empathizer” as my weapon to bring more respect and understanding in between people of the world.

Meet the Hubbers: Artturi Elovirta

The most important part of the HUB Turku is the community and its members. They all have different skills and personalities, which makes the HUB an even more exciting working place. Today we are introducing  Artturi who also is a member of the Hub board. Please, don’t be afraid to come and meet us also in face to face! We will be waiting with coffee and tea.

Meet Artturi

Who are you?

I go by many names like Ami, Amppari, Amipami, Paatami, VJ Turu Sanoma, and some others not to mention. My given birthname is Artturi so I think its me. What was the question?

What are you?

Personally I’m a start up, cus I don’t know what I do, but I do it anyway and with great passion and love. No, really, I’m an  some sort of media-artist, future enthusiastic and city activist/developer. I organize events, make video art, miggle with electronics, electronic music  and do crazy stuff. I want my hometown Turku to become the worlds greatest place to live and succeed, together.

Your interests?

I’m interested about culture, arts, science, electronics, music and mind revolution. I believe that we can all-together change the world to better and overthrow poverty. I’m interested to see when we all see the bigger picture and start to build the next phase together aka jobs for everyone to fix this planet. It’s kinda endless task.

Your talents?

I try to think outside of-the-box. I try to tell people to get out-of-the-box and to forget the stupid box. Its only a box and its dark in there.

Love story of Hub Turku

Once upon a time in Turku there were a need for community for electronic enthuastics and I bumbed to some other hobbiest that were into building electronics and we formed a “collective” called Kokomys, kodinkonemusiikin ystävät. I think the year was 2006. Kokomys went on for couple of years and then split up since all went studing and formed families and such. So there were a need for a makerspace in Turku since then. Many things happened in between and I was looking a place where to build the society again and then I met 2016 Peter and Annaliisa and we teamed up to make these things viral again. Just that this time we included the CO-WORKING idea to it all and so HUB TURKU was born. It took like 1,5 years to make things really physical but now rest is history and HUB + MAKERSPACE is alive and kicking!! <3 <3 <3

Your character

Dreamer and realistic. Hyperactive and smoothie. Restless and relaxed in a same word. A round peg in a square hole.

You are delighted, when... 

I can spend time with my daughter Helmi. She’s the light of my life and we do all kind of fun stuff together, mostly laughing. Also, I get delighted of wise/brave people and good conversations and innovative action.

You get annoyed, when…

somebody pisses in my cereals. Seriously, that’s not funny.

What makes you to stop being angry

A good laugh!

If you were a superhero what would your superpower be?

Supersight, extra ear, stretching arms, bad breath,  spandex suit (I don’t know if its a superpower but its cool), ability to eat nuclear waste (?).. All the basic stuff.

Meet the Hubbers: Johanna Liipola

The most important part of the HUB Turku is the community and its members. They all have different skills and personalities, which makes the HUB an even more exciting working place. To start off with presentations of Hubbers, here is Johanna who also is a member of the Hub board. Please, don’t hesitate to come and meet us also in face to face.

Meet Johanna

Who are you?

I’m Johanna, they also call me Johu or Jo.

What are you?

I always loved books and papers. That’s why I first printing technology and later on a desire to change the world to a little bit better place made me a designer.

Your interests?

I’m interested in how the world ticks. Other people’s thoughts and minds. I like to explore the city and find different angles of the environment, the nature and the people.

Your talents?

I hope I can boost people with some passion. I like to think that I’m good at listening to people and finding the best parts of them. I also am good at turning ideas into real working concepts, changing a big picture to small pieces and vice versa.

Love story of Hub Turku

I met some of these people a couple of years ago, when I heard them talk about creating a Hub in Turku.  I could really image a place where people can meet with  strangers and talented people to work and have some fun together to make the difference.

Your character

Calm and temperamentful in same person

You are delighted, when…

… when I see something beautiful and well done

You get annoyed when…

people are wasting their time and resources

What makes you to stop being angry

… when I get an apology

… some boxing helps as well

If you were a superhero what would your superpower be?

I would be able to clean all the water in the world. I would be able to clean all the plastics from the ocean and land.  Also I would be able to give some piece of happiness to everyone.