Agnieszka Michalik holds an MSc degree in information technology from the Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland. She has been working in the IT industry for over 16 years across Europe – in Poland, Finland and in Germany. She practiced different technical roles, started as a quality manager; became a Symbian C++ programmer; a Scrum master; later a Java developer; next focused on data architecture and data mining for analytics that involved working with data warehouses, relational databases and with big data; recently she has become a solution architect collaborating with customers and the engineering teams, making sure software architecture fulfills the requirements. She is fluent in English, German and Polish, speaks Spanish and picked up some Finnish. In her leisure, she spends her time with the family, travels and does genealogical research.