Meet the Raving Software Team: Guillaume Bekaert

By January 24, 2019May 21st, 2020About

Meet Guillaume Bekaert, our software engineer intern.

As part of our “Get to Know Us” series, we’ll have a short Q&A with each team member so you can get to the people within Raving Software better. This week, you’ll get to know a little about Guillaume Bekaert.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT RAVING SOFTWARE?

A: I am a Software Engineer intern. As such, my role is mainly to develop content for WordPress. Depending on the workload, I am helping with the re-engineering and standardization of processes related to visibility/reputability (SEO, SEM, analytics) and continuous development and integration (CD/CI pipelines) and security improvements.

Q: WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE WORKING AT RAVING SOFTWARE?

A: I was a Cyber Security Engineer for a Healthcare organization for 5 years. Prior to that, I worked as a Sofware Engineer and Subject Matter Expert (architecture and security).

Q: WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

A: I hold a Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems from Pantheon-Sorbonne University, and also some architecture (TOGAF) and security certifications (CISSP, CEH).

Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT RAVING SOFTWARE?

A: I have started my internship with Raving Software in January 2019.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT WORKING AT RAVING SOFTWARE?

A: My favorite part about working at Raving Software is the opportunity to start a new career in the US, learning about the business, wearing different hats and contributing to the growth of the company.

Q: WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON YOUR IDEAL OFF DAY?

A: I would spend some quality time with my family and friends, sharing the moment.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?

A: My favorite movie is the “Dead poets society.” because I wished I had a charismatic teacher like that.

Q: WHAT IS AN ITEM ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

A: I am training to run and complete an Iron Man Triathlon.

Q: WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?

A: As a child, I wanted to be a geologist or an astrophysicist, then I developed a passion for programming ; first, on my calculator (Basic) in high school then on computer.

Q: WHAT ONE FOOD DO YOU WISH HAD ZERO CALORIES?

A: If only pizza had zero calories.

Q: WHAT DOES TRUE LEADERSHIP MEAN TO YOU?

A: In my opinion, “Leadership” would be the capacity to envision and rally : identify one’s qualities/skills and empower them with the right environment/support so they can thrive and reach their full potential and feel part of a bigger achievement (a.k.a. the vision or end goal).

 


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