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New member of the team: Laura Bschor, Senior Software Engineer

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18. Mar 2022 |

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New member of the team: Laura Bschor, Senior Software Engineer
Meet our new colleague Laura Bschor, who joined us as a Senior Software Engineer in August 2021. Read on to learn what Laura has to tell women who want to pursue tech!

How did you end up at DieProduktMacher?

When I was 11 years old I build my first website. This masterpiece of plain HTML / CSS with a lot of spelling mistakes and information about my favourite pizza is stored on a CD until today. I got better and the following projects included fancy cursers, moving text elements, and a lot of gifs but with becoming a teenager, being good in computer science stuff wasn’t cool and I was focused on other things.

15 years, a lot of career aspirations, and two bachelor’s degrees after my first website I became a frontend engineer at my former company. Here I met Marina as well as Thomas. Thomas was the one who brought me into the frontend team and Marina later introduced us to DPM. So we decided to quit and started together at DPM.

What was your career plan after school and have you stayed true to it?

At school, I spend a lot of time on the stage. Not only playing the piano but mostly as an actress and this was also my plan after I finished school: To study acting. I introduced myself to acting schools but I fast realised that this wasn’t what I wanted to do for a living so I studied Management of social Innovations. The topics were interesting but again I wasn’t convinced to do that for living. The technical parts of projects were more interesting to me and I built a website as part of my thesis. I was back in the developer game!

Finally, in parallel to finishing my first bachelor’s, I started studying Media computer science and working as a working student in frontend engineering.

Can you tell us a little bit about your first days working at DPM? We were a group of four people that started together and this was great: We exchanged about the typical questions of newbies, met in the beer garden, and planned a small event (with some more that started 2 weeks after us) to say “hello” to everyone.

As it was in summer the corona-situation was okay so I could come to the office often and meet my team members and collogues in person which was very important for me. During the first week, I jumped directly into the project where I am still working.

How do you balance work with your personal life?

For me, it is important to combine my personal life with work. I am spending 40 hours a week with my colleagues, so I want to get to know them personally and have a good time not only during coding. After-work activities and team events help a lot to work well together.

Besides that, I relax my body and my mind with movement and a lot of sporty activities: Running, hiking, climbing, cycling, equitation, or lunch breaks with going for a walk clears my overloaded cache.

What makes DPM different from other companies?

My former company was bought by a big agency network and I wanted to go back to a small Munich-based company that treats employees as humans (and not only as numbers) and cares about their belongings. DPM offers dedicated time for education, it is very personal and managed by its founders. So, everyone cares about the company and not only about themselves. And of course, I hope to join the surf office sometime.

What advice would you give to women entering the tech field?

Just do it! I never experienced making differences between women and men in the tech world (tech community). Everyone starts at a point, everyone experiences something new every day and you will always get help if you need one. And earlier then you think you will help someone else. In my eyes, the real developer community is unbelievably cooperative, communicative, and meets each other at eye level. Looking backward to young Laura these days in situations I felt intimidated there really was no reason for it. Differences between men and women were made at school and in society, are outdated, and do not have a place in the tech world. Let’s take this spirit and bring it even more to our society that there is no need for questions like this anymore.


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