In only two months, a small team created an app to help with Covid-19 Vaccination in Germany. Franciso Wanzeller was one of the OutSystems developers. These days, he’s been nothing but grateful for achieving a life goal: “I think technology should be used to improve people’s lives.”

A front-end developer in OutSystems at Alter Solutions Portugal, Francisco Wanzeller has been coding since he graduated in Multimedia Systems in 2014. And, four years after his developer career had started, he moved to low-code.

“I switched from traditional front end to OutSystems because I thought it made sense to change and learn…


In this series of interviews, we talk to an OutSystemer from the Engineering team about their role, interests, and expertise.

Sara Esperto pursued a career in technology because she had been fascinated with the Snake game — yes, the Nokia one — ever since she was a child. Now, she is absolutely in love with processes and is not afraid to say it. At college, she soon realized that programming wasn’t for her. After all, she preferred to spend her time allocating memory and programming on C instead of Java. As talented as she is, the world may have lost a great programmer, but OutSystems won an excellent process analyst.

When did you first realize that you were into the tech world?

Well, I have to go way down memory lane. I…


In this series of interviews, we talk to an OutSystemer from the Engineering team about their role, interests, and expertise.

Prakash Nair still remembers what it was like to visit clients and implement software with CDs, and had his sights set on Facebook before coming to OutSystems. Due to the painful Covid-19 situation in India, he’s been working from home and staying in touch with his friends through social media, and while he considers himself “very lucky,” he is longing to travel as soon as possible. In the meantime, this program manager who knows his starting date in the company by heart talked to us about his career path, the Indian work culture, and its tech scene.

How did you start working in the technology industry?

I graduated in…


In this series of interviews, we talk to an OutSystemer from the Engineering team about their role, interests, and expertise.

A Green Bay Packers fan who has always been “a bit of a nerd” as a kid, Mark Medinger joined OutSystems earlier this year as the leader of the Dev Acceleration Team. While his unit aims to speed up innovation by removing any roadblocks, it was the quieter pace of life of a fully remote working environment that drew him to a company he knew little about. …


In this series of interviews, we talk to an OutSystemer from the Engineering team about their role, interests, and expertise.

An introvert who dreamed of becoming a taxi driver when he was a child, Sérgio Amorim has a witty sense of humor that shines through in such an unassuming way that it will make you laugh when you least expect it. It’s a trait that serves him well in his role as a DevOps Expert Lead — he has a way of getting people out of their comfort zone, much like he ventured out of his when he decided to perfect his public speaking skills. …


In this series of interviews, we talk to an OutSystemer from the Engineering team about their role, interests, and expertise.

Sara Gonçalves began working at OutSystems fresh out of college, but seven years later, she is as motivated as day one. Not the kind for turning down a challenge, she finds inspiration both in diverse work projects and sports. She is known as the OutSystems official runner, and if you’re not careful, she might even convince you to do a half-marathon. Catch her if you can because when she’s not fearlessly leading her team, running or cycling, she is also an avid traveler.

How did you end up at OutSystems? You completed your master’s degree at the company, right?
Like many…


In this series of interviews, we talk to an OutSystemer from the Engineering team about their role, interests, and expertise.

Growing passionate, cohesive teams — and doing it very quickly — is one of two main challenges for Sílvia Rocha. The other is explaining to her family that spending the whole day in Zoom meetings still qualifies as work. Here, she talks about how you should run your daily calendar (instead of it running you), bike riding, and her favorite weekend activity: beach bumming.

How did your relationship with technology begin?
I wasn’t lucky enough to have access to a computer in my childhood, but I had to choose the area I’d like to progress to when I reached high school…


In this series of interviews, we talk to an OutSystemer from the Engineering team about their role, interests, and expertise.

Ready to move to Portugal from South Africa in early March — with his wife and six pets — Dean van Zyl is a versatile software engineer currently working in the R&D department. Used to fast-growing companies, which he sees as a learning opportunity, his natural knack for cooking and barbecuing is set to make him one of the most popular team members at OutSystems.

You’re currently the principal software engineer in the Monitoring and Observability team. How did you end up at OutSystems?
I’ve been in IT for 10 years now. I started in the Winelands, in the Cape Town…


It was just another random Tuesday in the home office. Well, at least until Agile Coach Pedro Miguel Barata set the OutSystems Lisbon office Slack channel on fire. All he did was ask one of the questions that remain on everybody’s minds since we packed up our desks due to the pandemic last year, in March, and mostly since Portuguese schools closed again earlier this January for yet another lockdown.


In this series of interviews, we talk to an OutSystemer from the engineering team about their role, interests, and expertise.

When he’s not researching AI or software engineering, Miguel Neves can be found making a mean gin and tonic, playing video games, or experimenting with a polyphasic sleep schedule (trust us, it’s fascinating stuff). Here, he talks about the future of AI and how research scientists can help software companies innovate and increase their impact.

When did you know you wanted to become a software engineer?
I’ve been fascinated by computers ever since I saw one for the first time. I’m from Pico Island, in the Azores [a Portuguese nine-island archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic], so I guess I…

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