Lynn is a Software Development Working student at FREE NOW.
Born and raised in Hamburg, Lynn is currently in her second semester of her Business Computer Science masters at the University of Hamburg, specialising in the ‘Development and Management of Information Systems’.
What are your tasks here at FREE NOW?
I have always enjoyed numbers and math so when I had my first contact with programming I was immediately hooked and knew that this is what I wanted to do. With programming, there is always something new to learn and it is such a diverse and interesting field.
In April, I started at FREE NOW as a Working Student in the Software Development Department. My main tasks here at FREE NOW are supporting the team with reviewing coding challenges. Applicants receive this when they apply for a Backend Developer position.
For me, this is a great way to initial experience in the practical world of Software Development.
Usually, I spend my day looking at the code and getting to know different programming styles and implementations, which is a great foundation on which to build my knowledge and for becoming a good developer myself.
What surprised you the most when you joined FREE NOW?
What surprised me the most was how passionate everyone in the company is about making the life and the work of the employees as joyful as possible. The team are always thinking of ways to brighten up everyone’s day and improve the work experience of each person in the company.
I have never experienced this culture at such scale in a professional environment before and it makes a normal working day at FREE NOW so enjoyable. Everyone feels appreciated and that their work is important to the success of the company.
What is the culture at FREE NOW like for you?
I would describe the culture at FREE NOW as extremely friendly and personal. When you’re walking through the office or standing at the coffee machine, people are always up for a chat.
What I like the most is that everyone is eager to help out. If you have a question or want to learn something new, people are willing to offer their help, make time for answering questions and provide advice. It is a very open atmosphere and I feel very comfortable asking questions, which means that I can really make the most of my placement here.
How do you want to grow at FREE NOW?
I would really like to develop my skills, particularly in the field of mobile development.
Generally speaking, when you are part of such a constantly evolving company, you are always challenged and given the opportunity for personal and professional growth. I am excited for what I will experience and learn in my time at FREE NOW.
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