Terence Globalme Localization Engineer
My name is Terence, and I’m a Localization Engineer here at Globalme. Though I was born in Hong Kong, I moved to Vancouver when I was just a kid. To me, Vancouver is home; I resonate more with the mountains, the ocean, and calmer city life here than I do with the jam-packed streets of Hong Kong. I mean, you can’t live in BC and not appreciate and all the nature it has to offer, right?
I tackled my undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Upon graduation, I dabbled in a few career options that would lead me more towards designing, building, and supervising construction projects. But after a few months, I decided it wasn’t for me.
The thing I love most about engineering is figuring out how things work; taking things apart, putting them back together, applying my knowledge in different processes, and so on. All those things didn’t necessarily mean I had to follow the traditional path Civil Engineers usually take. The world is your oyster; as long as you have the motivation to pull it off!
So when I stumbled upon Globalme, I decided to continue testing the waters and give it a shot. At the time, they were looking for people to join a data collection project for in-car speech systems. Though that particular project didn’t pertain to my engineering side, it opened the door for my evolution into becoming a Localization Engineer. Over a year later, I’m still working with Globalme on a handful of new and exciting projects.
One of the things that I love about working with the company is that we have an amazing environment here that supports and helps foster continuous learning. It’s great to work alongside like-minded individuals who love to tackle new challenges – especially in the technology industry which requires you to keep up with the latest and greatest trends. My goal is to continue to absorb everything I can from the more senior localization engineers in the company, to get involved in more projects, and to hopefully tackle some as a project lead as well.
Here are two truths and one lie about me – take a guess at what is what, and tweet it at us at @Globalmedotnet!
- I cut my own hair
- I have cuddled a kangaroo
- I’m a coffee fanatic