Meet Terence, 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?
And because I grew up in Vancouver, I’ve always been a huge hockey fan—I live and die by the Canucks.
For fun, I occasionally draw silly web comics on the side.
How I Ended Up at Globalme
I earned my undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia.
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.
But that 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!
When I stumbled upon Globalme in 2015, 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.
Years later, I’m still working with Globalme on a handful of new and exciting projects.
What I Love About Globalme
One of the things that I love about working at Globalme is that we have an amazing environment that supports and helps foster continuous learning. As an engineer, I like discovering new technologies and learning new processes, and I’ve always felt able to do that here.
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.
At the same time, I really enjoy working as part of a team with such varied backgrounds and cultures. It’s always fun to learn about other places and languages.
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