A very warm welcome to Alexandra, our first female Data Engineer Happy reading!
Alexandra, can you tell me what your position at craftworks is? I´m a data engineer and part of the infrastructure team. Concerned a lot with CI/CD and DevOps topics.
Years ago you had an internship at craftworks. So what do you like most about craftworks that you came back to us? I liked and still do like the most how people interact with each other. And the general atmosphere in the office space like always being able to ask everyone everything and having each others backs! What’s one thing you’re learning now, and why is it important to you? To work in a truly agile environment. That is very important to me as I've never done this before and I see a lot of advantages to it. Things like being able to react to changes very fast, learning stuff during every day work and using the right tools in the right way and many many more.
How do you go about continuing to develop your professional skills and knowledge?
I actually went back to university this year. I am continuously listening to talks, reading papers or articles and exchange information and knowledge with people I am working / learning with.
. What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute your success to, and why? My ability to learn things fast. Why? I actually see this as a requirement when working in an ever-changing industry like ours, so being good at that and having fun while learning is worth alot.
What advice would you give someone who’s just starting out in your field?
Look for a team/environment you are feeling comfortable with and just start trying stuff out. What three words would your friends use to describe you? Talkative, fun and full of advice (but without guarantee) What's the best advice you were ever given? Experts think they know everything, geniuses know that they don´t. So be a genius. What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? I don´t know. I´m an open book - maybe that I am into yoga philosophy. Now I will ask three short questions:Are you a coffee person or tea person? Depends on the time of the day and the time of the year. What is your favorite meal? Veggie Lasagne
What fictional place would you most like to visit? Hogwarts
Thank you Alexandra!
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