In our #InsideAT series we regularly present new employees. Today it's Asli's turn. She is starting with us as a machine learning engineer - in this interview, she tells us what drove her to join us, what her background is and how she likes to spend her life outside of work.
What position will you take on at AT?
I work here as Machine Learning Engineer.
How did you become aware of AT?
Simon Weiß and I met at a PyData MeetUp and he told me that he had been working at a Data Science Consulting by the name of Alexander Thamm. Then when I returned home, I researched AT and learned more about the company and the Team.
Why did you choose AT?
As a software developer with experience on various platforms, I wanted to focus on Data Science and Machine Learning, because this is where the future lies. AT is a management consultancy with a focus on Data Science, with a very good Client portfolio and a very talented team. I found this combination very appealing and I wanted to be a part of it
What are you looking forward to the most?
I am looking forward to working on exciting Data Science projects and learning from experience - not only on the technical side, but also in terms of all aspects of the business case.
What did you do before?
I have worked as a software developer / team leader at various companies doing backend and mobile development. Most recently I started my own company and worked as a consultant for my own clients.
What do you do in your spare time?
I like to meet my friends and spend time with them. We play board games, have a picnic, watch a movie, walk around the city, chat and laugh. When I'm alone, I like to spend time at Kaggle, a cool playground for the Data Science. I also like to watch British comedy series.
What has been your favourite travel destination so far and where would you definitely like to go?
The answer to both questions is clearly Japan. Most things and cities in Japan are elegantly designed and it is aesthetically very pleasing. Plus, the food is simply delicious!
What is your favourite film / series?
What are your three most important work utensils?
Besides my computer, of course, pen & paper, something to drink at work and enough sleep.
What was the last book you read?
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson.
What used to be your favourite subject at school?
I had a lecture at university called "Discrete Simulation" - it was my favourite.
What do you always carry in your pocket?
My headphones, a tiny notebook & pen and sometimes a glass of coconut - I love it!
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