Welcome to Sven, our new Google Cloud Engineer
by Fourcast, on Oct 22, 2019 2:08:39 PM
This team keeps on growing! We're happy to have a new Google Cloud engineer amongst us, expanding our team of technical Cloud experts. A warm welcome to Fourcast, Sven Hermans! Here goes Sven's introduction.
Hi, I’m Sven and I am excited to start my career as a Google Cloud Engineer at Fourcast. I graduated in June as a computer scientist (AI) at the KU Leuven.
During my studies, I have been a motivated Scout leader and the manager of our local youth bar. I'm passionate about traveling and love snowboarding. In my spare time, I like to grab some beers with friends, play guitar or walk my dog.
I wanted to work in a small company with a dynamic company culture that works with cutting-edge technologies. During the job interviews, I really noticed the “Work hard, play hard!” environment of Fourcast which very much attracted me, next to the whole Google environment of course :).
Best about Google?
The best thing I like about Google is that it is fast and efficient. Whether you’re using the search engine, Google Maps, Gmail,... or multiple products at the same time, it is often possible to find exactly what you need in just a few seconds.
I also think Google’s Machine Learning API’s are very impressive. While traveling, I regularly use Google Translate to translate traffic signs, restaurant menus, conversations etc. with the camera and microphone on my phone.
This single app uses a combination of computer vision, NLP, translation, speech-to-text & text-to-speech and is able to provide results in real-time! I am excited to see what is possible with these API’s in a professional context.