Meet the people  behind the movement

Meet the people behind the movement

Ever wondered who is behind the mission to enable people to control and be rewarded for their data? 🚀 
Kicking off our Q&A series and to introduce you to team Gener8, is our Front End Engineer: Camila!


🤔 Firstly, what does a Front End Engineer do? 

A Front End Engineer builds what you can see and interact with in an application and makes sure it’s fast and user-friendly.  At Gener8 I build the Dashboard, Marketplace and work on our ad-blocking technology to help enable our users to take more control over their data.

⚡️ What sparked your interest in working in the tech industry?

I was looking for a job where I could study at my own pace and which didn’t require going to university to do it.   I wanted something that would allow me to work remotely as well as something that would be intellectually challenging.

⚙️ How did you get into Front End Development?

I started back in 2014, teaching myself how to use HTML by finding some free courses online.  Once I had found an interest in Javascript, I just kept building on that.  
I think all it takes is an analytical mind, common sense and a good memory (and a lot of studying!).

✊ What drew you to Gener8?

I’d heard of Gener8 before… someone sent me a YouTube link to Sam’s Dragon’s Den pitch and I thought the idea was really cool.  A few months later, I was job hunting and the recruiter mentioned ‘There’s this company called Gener8’ and I was like ‘THIS ONE, WE’RE GOING FOR THIS ONE!’.  I was so happy that she mentioned it.

👌 What is your favourite thing about your job?

That I get to work on a movement making a positive impact on the world.
Bonus: The people and tech are awesome too!

👶 What was your dream job when you were growing up?

I actually wanted to be a genetic engineer for a really long time – basically engineering people’s DNA and curing diseases 🦠.

👮‍♀️ If you could do one other job for just one day what would it be?

I would be a prison guard – I wonder what goes on in there?  What is the environment like?  I’m just very curious  👀.

💰 If you were given an unlimited budget to start up your own side project, what would it be?  

I would open up an animal shelter!  My second favourite thing to do is take care of little fluffy things 🐱.

🎨 When you’re not working, what do you like doing in your spare time?

It varies widely according to what I’m curious about at the time, but right now it’s: travelling, fixing up my flat, drawing/painting and enjoying the last bit of Maltese summer with friends.

👩‍💻 What advice would you give to women entering the tech industry today?

Don’t ever be discouraged!  I’ve definitely felt a bit of imposter syndrome at times but if you want something, keep going! I used to study on and off and then eventually would just pick things up where I left off.  Just persevere – you’ll get there in the end, no matter how long it takes 👊.

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