As work goes on for me in the products department’s mobile team it is really fun to see VIA GO Android (and iOS) take shape more and more as a finished product for the upcoming release later this year. But besides day to day work with development I would like to tell you all a little more about the new stuff I’m learning and about how Accedo is going about enabling this.
A big part of Accedo’s trainee program is about evolving and gaining a lot of new knowledge. A great foundation for learning new things and handling new contexts is understanding oneself: What are your personal strengths, weaknesses, ambitions, approach to problem solving etc? Us trainees completed a Myers-Briggs inspired questionnaire to formulate a common platform for understanding and discussion. This was really interesting for me because there were a lot of questions I usually don’t think about. Some slightly uncomfortable but useful in the terms that it really got me thinking about myself, my approaches and ways of thinking. Since there are no right or wrong answers in these types of assessments I could be really honest and they mostly serve as way of self discovery. Also, this is a great foundation for further discussions with our respective mentors. We will compare and share our results (they have also done the assessment) to help find a suitable task for my next trainee assignment and role in the company further down the road.