I’m a 27 year old woman with too many opinions. I have a bachelor degree in Interaction Design from the University of Oslo, and have been a frontend developer for about three and a half years.
A few fun facts about me:
Harry Potter, cooking, interior design, gaming, Formula 1 and football (by football I of course mean the very famous Norwegian team Lillestrøm SK).
Before joining Maritime Optima I was a frontend developer at Klaveness Digital, but the last ten months I’ve been on maternity leave.
The opportunity to be both a frontend developer and a designer really caught my interest, and after meeting the team I knew I would like it here. It’s hard to explain why I ended up in this firm, but it was a feeling in my gut that this was where I was supposed to be, combined with the huge potential for me to grow along with the company.
I would have to say TypeScript.
I’m hired to be both a frontend developer and a designer. As a frontend developer I spend my days writing code, participating in discussions, testing our products and so much more. Mainly being a part of the team that makes our vision possible, and builds it.
I will use my design background to give input to UX and design for both products; ShipIntel and ShipAtlas. Maritime Optima are focused on developing "easy to use and understand" software products and I think I can assist with my designer background.
I look forward to working with everything, but I’m most excited about figuring out the design role in the team.
Of course there has to be a need for the service or product in the market, but I think the essential criteria for becoming a successful start-up is great leaders. As a great leader you make the people around you want to go the extra mile, and this makes all the difference.
A great team is a team where you can share knowledge, ask questions without being judged, and accept that we’re all different people. In a team we all have our strengths and weaknesses, but in a great team you play to each other's strengths, and you help each other when you’re struggling. You are only as strong as your weakest link, but in a great team you don’t blame the weakest link, you help them get stronger instead.
Working in Maritime Optima, it’s important for me to be a great team player, learn from all the great people I’ll be working with and make mistakes. If I’m making mistakes I know I’m both doing and learning along the way, and what more can I ask for?