On International Women’s Day, meet some of the female innovators from NCTech
Technology is an exciting and rapidly evolving industry that is urgently in need of more diverse talent, yet just 17 per cent of UK tech workers are female. At NCTech it’s 25 per cent…and growing.
This International Women’s Day, we are celebrating just some of the women who are pushing boundaries to help NCTech virtualize the world.
Women remain under-represented in the technology, science, design and innovation sectors, and events of the past year have highlighted some of the issues they face along the way.
To mark International Women’s Day 2018, we asked some of the women here at NCTech to tell us a little about their backstory, inspirations and interests.
Araceli Perez Ramos – Data Analyst
I left my home in Galicia, Spain, back in 2015 to pursue a dream: to find a job I loved so much so I didn’t have to work a day in my life.
I fell in love at first sight with a point cloud of a highly decorated door church gained from photogrammetry – I still remember every single detail of that point cloud! That truly was a turning point in my interests and I got hooked on reality capturing technologies and their uses. I am always very excited about new developments which help the industry progress – increasing possibilities and opportunities from an application viewpoint. That being said, NCTech are dealing with different technologies related to reality capturing and the fact it is a fast growing company makes it the perfect fit for me…keeping boredom at bay!
Cheyanne Black – 3D Designer (painter and doodler…that’s me!)
I was born in Ohio, USA. As an international explorer, the world of art and design has always played a major role in my life. For as long as I can remember, I was painting or drawing on something (the walls of my old bedroom will prove it – sorry Mom!). I have a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, MSc User Experience Design and over 10 years’ worth of experience in fashion/lifestyle retail and management. I have worked alongside other graphic designers, illustrators and animators to experience a various range of skills that fuels my eagerness to explore and challenge myself in new areas of art and design. I believe this is what keeps my creative spirit alive and hungry. There are some really exciting projects happening here at NCTech and I am really proud to be a part of the process.
My hobbies consist of long walks (with my Boston Terriers of course), video games, reading, movies and music (playing my banjo and gigs). I have a strong work ethic yet I infuse a sense of humour in my performance because you should always have fun doing the work you love.
Clementine Wachter – Mathematical Modelling Engineer
After a BSc and MSc in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science in France, my partner and I decided to come live in Scotland in 2015. I started working for NCTech a year and a half ago as I saw a huge opportunity to work in a company full of innovation and futuristic ideas. My job here is to do the camera calibration and construct mathematical models for our exciting new projects.
About myself – I’m pretty much an indoor girl. I like reading sci-fi books, watching super-hero movies, or finding new Netflix series. I’m also really good at baking French pastries – and that fact makes me well loved around the office!
Deborah Kalalu – Electronic Engineer
As a fresh Electronic Engineering graduate from the University of Kent, I knew I wanted a role in a tech company that would enable me to demonstrate my skillset and make a difference. Now at NCTech, I do just that – from putting the tiniest components together to completing a full working product and ensuring it is of top quality for our customers. It truly is satisfying!
Kate Turnbull – Office Manager
I recently moved back to Scotland from London and joined the NCTech team. Almost six months later, I would not change it for the world. Although I am not directly involved in the pioneering that goes on here, I support, organise and ensure everyone is happy and comfortable day-to-day. The exciting part for me is getting to try the VR products! It is amazing what my colleagues create here. If I did not work for NCTech I would join the police or own my own ‘trendy’ bar!
Becky Perry – Marketing Manager
Upon moving from London to Edinburgh I was excited by the emerging tech industry here and wanted to be a part of it. At NCTech, it’s fascinating being surrounded by pioneering technology that has the ability to affect so many industries. From a marketing perspective, it’s all about communicating how 360 imaging and VR can benefit people’s everyday lives. In another life, I would have been a painter, perhaps!