Those who know Ayse and Mercedes also know that they are dealing with two determined, strong developers. They are women in technology and their paths are very similar. One thing is especially important to Mercedes: “I am a fashion-conscious programmer who likes to mix up traditional gender roles, as Coco Chanel did in fashion design during her age. ” Ayse’s goal shows her pragmatic nature: “I just want to get more women enthusiastic about technical professions.”
For both of them, their path to coding was paved in school or university, respectively. Mercedes discovered the fun of programming at school with great enthusiasm. For Ayse it took a bit longer. She always wanted to go into medicine, but she did not want to work in a hospital. Her logical conclusion was to study pharmacy. However, she quickly realized that she was more enthusiastic about the curriculum of her friend’s computer science studies, than her own.
“Ayse was the first developer to join us nine years ago,” says Randolph Kepplinger, “and Mercedes joined us just before the first lock-down this year. Both are an absolute enrichment for us and very valuable team members”. Ayse and Mercedes see it the same way. They describe the metamagix team as a family at work and note that the job profile is diverse and not for someone who just wants to sit in front of the computer”. Ayse also took on the training of new employees, while Mercedes was involved in customer projects from the start.