Interview with Head of Research and Development, Rui Calsaverini
Behind every product there is a talented team that helps this product to be developed successfully. The Celus team is no exception. Today we introduce you to a part of our international team — Head of Research & Development, Rui Calsaverini.
Hi, Rui! Tell us about yourself and your background.
I am a Brazilian and in love with Germany. In my free time, I try to travel as much as possible. Getting to know new cultures, and new food as well, is one of my favourite ways to spend time. I also love building things, be it woodworking, over-engineered home hacks, 3D printing, or weird tech projects.
How did you choose your profession?
I wrote my first line of code when I was 9 years old and immediately fell in love with the power of developing software. From that moment on I knew exactly what I will do when I grow up. I had just saved up enough change to buy a CD that claimed to have 300 games. For some odd reason, mixed amongst those, there was an old graphical user interface builder with a custom programming language built in. It took me years to find out that the program was actually not a low-graphics puzzle game.
Since we’re working in the office again, what was your favorite moment at work in the last week?
Realizing how much time and effort is being dedicated to making this company a great place to work. It assures me that I am in the right place.
What’s your motivation to smile every day?
I surround myself with awesome stuff, so smiling usually comes easy. I have a lovely fiancée, a great and supportive family, I work with very smart people building something that I can be proud of and I have access to all the Obatzda in the world!
What’s your secret skill?
I can make beer, which is almost as fun as drinking it.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Big, tough problems are usually a bundle of smaller, easier problems mashed together. If you realize that and pace yourself, you can achieve a lot more.
What is the best piece of advice you can give to a young talent?
There is not a “right type of person” to work in tech, if you like it, but feel like it is not for you, you are wrong. It is time to drop the nerd-wonder-boy stereotype and let everybody join in the fun!