Diana, your life has taken some interesting twists and turns.
(Laughs) You can say that again.
You were born in Peru, then grew up and went to college in Venezuela, and earned your doctorate in Spain. And now you’ve been living in Stuttgart since 2012. Which place do you consider “home”?
That’s a tough question, but in the meantime it seems to have answered itself.
What do you mean?
Whenever I’ve been travelling for a while and then return to Stuttgart, I feel like I’ve come home. So the answer to your question is Stuttgart. And working at Mackevision has only reinforced this feeling.
Because I also feel at home in my job.
Was arriving at this point a long process?
On the contrary – it happened incredibly fast. Even I was surprised at how quickly it went!
So you were fully integrated from day one?
On an interpersonal level, 100 percent. It took longer to master the job itself, of course. The first two months – all I can say is, “wow!” I had to learn so much, it was a bit of a shock. Some days I asked myself, “Diana, what are you even doing here?” (laughs)
What are you doing here?
My title is Team Lead Pipeline.
And what does that mean exactly?
Fifty percent of my time is spent on managing the team and all the organizational aspects, and the other 50 percent I work in development. At the beginning, though, I spent almost all of my time working on the practical aspects of programming. That was necessary for familiarizing myself with the content and workflows.