As part of our ‘Meet the team’ series, we’re chatting to key members of the Eukleia family each month so you can get to know them better. Today we’re speaking to Solène Bary, a Junior Developer in Eukleia’s London office.
What does your role as Junior Developer at Eukleia entail?
I build Eukleia’s custom and off-the-shelf courses. This involves designing how the course functions and how a learner interacts with the individual pages – and then developing it. Once everything is approved by the client, I check the course against the SCORM standard so critical information such as completion, score or learner data is recorded in the LMS.
Most recently, I’ve been working on the redesigns of Eukleia’s off-the-shelf courses.
Which part of working at Eukleia do you love most?
I couldn’t survive without my team. We have a really friendly working atmosphere. Whenever anyone needs help, we all dig in and help solve problems together.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
From a professional point of view, without a doubt my career change (more on that below).
But from a personal perspective, it’s probably the internship I did in Singapore a few years ago. It was the first time I’d ever been on a plane and the first time I’d ever lived outside France. I had no map or smartphone for three months! I made a lifelong friend during my time there and we still make the time to see each other, no matter the distance.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve overcome?
My career change. 18 months ago, I decided to move from my quality assurance role in the food industry and become a developer. This was a big challenge as I pretty much taught myself. Luckily, my boyfriend (who is also a developer) was on hand to help me learn everything I needed to know. After nine months of hard work, I got my first job here at Eukleia. It was a challenge, but if you believe in yourself, then no matter the obstacles, you can achieve your goals.
What are the three things you can’t work without?
- My colleagues
- Dark chocolate
What subject could you give a 30-minute presentation about with no advance preparation?
It would have to be coding. I’m always willing to share my passion for web development!