Meet Lukas Siemon, Technical Director

January 18th, 2016 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

Today we are excited to introduce you to someone so special to the GetintheLoop team, Lukas! In charge of the backend and most of the product infrastructure, take a read and get to know him like we know him!

Q: WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
A: I was born in Italy, but grew up in northern Germany. After high school I started traveling and studying– a math and a CS degree, four different Universities and several jobs later I was finally ready for a bit more steadiness in my life. Canada was the natural choice after having fallen in love with the country whilst traveling it in 2010.

Q: RECENT MILESTONES?
A: Until the end of 2013 I worked for a game startup in Seattle for two years, mostly doing backend and creating proprietary in-house graphics software. Then the beginning of 2014 year, I worked with a startup spin off in Germany, writing indexing software for exploded drawings before joining GITL.

Q: WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
A: I learned swimming when I was three, started athletics shortly after and have been passionate about (outdoor) sports ever since.

Q: WHY DID YOU JOIN GETINTHELOOP?
A: I have to admit that when I first heard about GITL, I was a bit skeptical. There are many startups out there and many of them fail. However it became quickly clear that GITL had everything to take it big: A great idea and someone who is dedicated (or stupid?) enough to never give up. But besides this being a logical decision it was also an emotional one. I was fascinated by the team spirit and motivation the team has. With every work you take on as a programmer you have to fall in love at least a little bit to make it outstanding – I did that.

Q: HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED?
A: I just am always full of energy and motivated to create and learn things. The question I ask is rather: How do I channel the energy and keep focused? That is a question that I always carefully consider before taking on a new job. What will I be doing there? How is the environment, my co-workers? When it comes down to it, what really motivates me is helping other people! If I can create something that will help people, I’m happy, and luckily that applies to almost all programming tasks. So whenever I have trouble finding motivation I ask myself: How is this benefitting people? How will it be used? And the answer almost always makes me walk right to my workstation. I’m also a perfectionist, so at times it is hard to “let go” and focus on the next thing, that’s something I’m still struggling with today. I found that planning ahead and questioning importance “of the last pieces” really helps me.

Q: FAVOURITE AUTHOR?
A: Sir Terry Pratchett

Q: FAVOURITE FOOD?
A: Have to go with something simple here. Maybe Quinoa with mixed veggies? Or chicken, star noodle soup? Or Lasagne? Ok, I can’t decide, haha.



 Hard working, passionate, and knowledgable; Lukas is an asset to the GetintheLoop team! Thank you Lukas for always inspiring others!

 

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