Catarina Folque

Catarina Folque

Profile

Time in tech 4 years
Current role QA Analyst @ Deliveroo
Place of origin Lisbon

Tell us more about you:

Early years and where you came from?

I finished my Landscape Architecture masters and opted to explore the tech start up scene in Lisbon. Ended up being part of a StartUp Lisboa project which then took me London.

How were you introduced to the world of the Portuguese tech industry?

SimpleTax was looking for help managing UK customer contacts.

Walk me through your work and what you are doing now in the tech industry.

I am currently in charge of the QA work within Deliveroo’s consumer core team. My main function is to ensure the quality and stability of the 3 consumer platforms in all countries.

What part of what you do, you love the most?

The fast paced environment where never ending creativity and motivation unites individuals in their ambition to make the best product in the market.

Love how tech is slowly moving into Humanitarian projects.

How do you think that your background and knowledge impact the way you approach your work in the Portuguese tech industry?

My early Music studies and Landscape Architecture background always reflected my passion for interdisciplinary trades and taught me to keep centered while multitasking.

What advice do you have for young women that want to get into tech and don’t know where to start?

Don’t be afraid to start from scratch. Look for a group that will teach you new things everyday and help you progress instead of a quick win.

Walk me through a day in your life as a Portuguese woman in tech.

I am very proud to be part of the amazing Portuguese community currently working in London, we are known to work hard and be the nicest of colleagues.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Don’t do unto others what you don’t want others to do unto you. (Confucius)

What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?

Charles, Postman or any browser Dev Tools.

Links that you want to share?

Empower Hack - http://empowerhack.io/