Get to Know Our Team: Teun
Updated: Apr 2, 2020
Team Resilience started as a team of three. Currently, that team has already quadrupled in size! Despite the current situation, we're still planning on doubling again this year. So, definitely time for an introduction. First up is Teun, one of our amazing developers and graduate of our Outsystems Academy.
You’re a fairly new addition to the crayon box that is called Team Resilience. What colour would you be and why? It wouldn’t matter to me which colour I would be (although red is my favourite one), as long as all the crayons are nicely sorted according to the visible light spectrum, going from red to blue. It's always hard to find a spot for the black and white crayons though, it’s something I’ve been struggling with for my whole life now. Do you put one at one side, and if so which side should the black one go. Putting them next to each other also doesn’t really make sense.
Well, you get the point. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
"my girlfriend will be happy when I don’t have to work from home anymore and I can annoy my colleagues again with my lame humour"
What are you known for in the office? It has to be my lame humour. Let’s just say my girlfriend will be happy when I don’t have to work from home anymore and I can annoy my colleagues again with my lame humour, so she can again live a peaceful life.
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? A mobile app for people with health care insurance. I really enjoy that the product that we have made so far is being used by a lot of people and that it keeps getting better with every release. The best part is that if you make an app for the general public, it has to run perfectly on a lot of different devices and that people cannot be forced by their employer to use the app, as would be the case with an enterprise app. This means we really need to deliver top notch work, which is a challenge that I enjoy.
"my biggest challenge would be my personal start in the project, as I had to integrate into an already running team with quite some expectations"
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve encountered so far? I guess my biggest challenge would be my personal start in the project, as I had to integrate into an already running team with quite some expectations, because of the amazing academy we had (thanks Marco!). This required some frantic analysis of the code that was already there and to get a feel for how the team was operating. Luckily the academy didn’t only focus on the OutSystems-side of things, but also prepared me to work in an agile team using Scrum, so that helped a lot in getting to grips with everything quickly (thanks again!).
What are you currently watching on Netflix? As I do not own a Netflix subscription (yes, I am that guy), I spend my time looking at streams on YouTube from a guy that’s playing around with a game that best can be described as a digital train set, and it’s this kind of uncomplicated entertainment that helps me keep my sanity in times like these.