In our #InsideAT series we regularly present new employees. Today it's Josephine Gehlhar's turn. She is starting with us as a trainee in Data Visualization - in this interview she tells us what drove her to do it, what her background is and how she likes to spend her life outside of work.
What position will you take on at [at]?
I started fresh as a trainee position to develop into a data visualisation expert.
How did you find out about [at]?
During a further training course in data science, a lecturer drew my attention to [at]'s blog entries, which have always been of benefit to me when starting out.
Why did you choose [at]?
I was very attracted by [at]'s claim to specifically promote young talent and the great value placed on the evaluation of the added value of data science projects. This, coupled with the open corporate culture, really convinced me during the application process.
What are you looking forward to the most?
I'm looking forward to working on various, changing projects and constantly learning more.
What did you do before?
I studied Islamic Studies and thus actually come from the academic world of the humanities. I did research in the field of Ottoman history of ideas for several years.
Where were you born and raised?
I'm a Berliner through and through, born and raised, but I lived abroad for a few years in places like Istanbul, Jerusalem and Bonn.
What do you do in your spare time?
I have to admit that I also like to spend my free time on the PC, be it with gaming, YouTube, Twitch & Co. But to relax, I also like to cook and invite people over for a meal or throw barbecues.
What has been your favourite travel destination so far and where would you definitely like to go?
Who wouldn't want to travel the whole world? At the moment, however, Madagascar is my hot favourite.
What are your three most important work utensils?
My head, my hands and coffee.
What was the last book you read?
The last thing I did was to read Richard David Precht's thoughts in "Artificial Intelligence and the Meaning of Life".
What would you get up for in the middle of the night?
For friends and family - for sure!