From Portugal to Owlin

05 SEPTEMBER 2016, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Summary
Another new proud member of the Owlin team is Marcia Tavares of Portugal, who is now our new front-end engineer and UX designer. She did her Master’s degree in Design and Multimedia, finishing it with her thesis presentation in Bordeaux and explains how she ended up in Amsterdam.

Another new proud member of the Owlin team is Marcia Tavares of Portugal, who is now our new front-end engineer and UX designer. She did her Master’s degree in Design and Multimedia, finishing it with her thesis presentation in Bordeaux and explains how she ended up in Amsterdam.

  • Could you tell me something about your work experience so far and your educational background?
  • I graduated in Computer Engineering and I hold a master’s degree in Design and Multimedia. I concluded my master’s degree in 2014 with the presentation of my thesis in Bordeaux. Last year, right after finishing my degree, I worked as a front-end engineer and UI/UX designer in a startup company back in my hometown situated in Portugal.

  • Why did you apply for Owlin? What was appealing about them?
  • I was seeking for a job opportunity in Amsterdam through AIESEC Portugal and that is when I got to know Owlin. I decided to apply since I was really interested in the work they do and additionally because I always had a passion about data visualization (usage and representation of data). By combining my skills and at the same time improving and developing new skills, this job seemed the perfect opportunity.

  • You have been working here for 3 months, is the atmosphere and the kind of work something that you expected?
  • Yes! The atmosphere is way better than what I expected at the time. The environment is really comfortable, you get to manage your time and projects the way it suits you best, and the most important (at least for me) - we work as a team and not as individuals. Oh, and I almost forgot - the lunch is really good! Typical Dutch with a lot of (constructive) discussions.

  • Lastly, where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • I strive to be the best in at what I do so I can definitely see myself growing as a professional. By then I want to have a career, opportunities to continuously develop my skills, take on interesting projects and work with people I can really learn from.

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    Amsterdam-based Owlin has been developing news search and analysis tools since its inception in 2012. Owlin's proprietary search and analysis software helps you gain control over the wealth of information on the internet. Owlin scans more than 2 million news sources around the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 'turns the news into actionable intelligence'.

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