Get to Know our Team: Helena
Team Resilience started as a team of three. Currently, that team has already quadrupled and
planning on doubling again this year! So, we started with much needed introductions. Next up is Helena, 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?
I think in a ideal world I would like to be able to be a little bit like those magic crayons with all the colours in them, and bring something new to the table daily, using every colour to mine and my team’s advantage.
If I must choose one though, I will go for yellow. Not a screaming lemon yellow, but a nice warm yellow as I always try to bring some level of creativity and cheerfulness to the people around me.
What are you known for in the office? (e.g. lame jokes, always on time etc.) Please give an example as well
I am probably known for being too expressive, even when I am not. Mostly from the way my face moves without me noticing and ends up conveying a lot of what is going on in my head.
Either that or being the annoying colleague that lives next to the office. I guess I will have to ask my colleagues for that one.
"It is very rewarding to understand how a system can mould the way of working of a whole industry and help shape it."
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
At the moment I am working on a booking system for a ship company. It is very cool to understand the details behind the business and the nitty gritty parts of managing a shipping company around the world. It is very rewarding to understand how a system can mould the way of working of a whole industry and help shape it.
"Since I don’t have an IT background, doing the switch to Outsystems was a challenge all by itself. Thanks to Team Resilience and the Academy I managed to overcome this challenge and keep moving forward."
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve encountered so far?
Since I don’t have an IT background, doing the switch to Outsystems was a challenge all by itself. Thanks to Team Resilience and the Academy though, and together with the team, I managed to overcome this challenge and keep moving forward. Everyday still presents its own set of challenges but now I can confidently say on to the next one!
What are you currently watching on Netflix?
I try to split my time in between several different activities like reading or drawing, but since these are difficult times, I’ve been binge watching a lot of Netflix in this past month. The latest one is currently the anime One Punch Man which is somewhere between being completely genius and ridiculous.