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Patrick Rudloff
@ Trivadis

Patrick Rudloff, agile coach and principal consultant, began his career at the age of seven on a VTech learning computer. He likes to interrupt the quiet in his home office by watching political documentaries on YouTube.

 

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I think I was about seven years old when I wished for a VTech learning computer. My father worked in computer science and always talked about his job at home with shining eyes. That must have rubbed off. Eventually, I got the device – and my father showed me how to write text adventures on the one-line display using Basic. After that, I fought for a long time for a real computer. My father didn't want to buy me one. It was pointless, he said, because technology was changing so fast. With my mother's support, I finally got my way.

My first own homepage followed – with burning letters and everything that was cool at the time. I developed my own mods for Command & Conquer and it probably comes as no surprise that I also wanted to go into programming education-wise. Hence the study of computer science. In the last year of my studies, I had a nice conversation with a guest lecturer – who shortly afterwards recruited me for his start-up in the healthcare sector. A few years later I changed to OIO, Orientation in Objects GmbH, which today belongs to Trivadis. So, you could say that Trivadis found me, not the other way around.

Trivadis is a place of people with incredibly deep expertise. And above all: we are authentic. That's also what our clients say when they talk about us.

From my current perspective, Trivadis is a good fit for me. There are no hordes of suits here who can't do more than look decorative. This is a place of people with incredibly deep expertise. And above all: we are authentic. That's also what our clients say when they talk about us. Personally, I like it very much that even our Managing Director Ana sometimes wears a hoodie and is not embarrassed when her son appears during a call telling her, and everyone else on the call, about crocodiles. For me, that's what makes Trivadis a human employer.

Speaking of calls. Especially since Corona, I spend a lot of time in the home office and on calls with clients. The topics vary. I do consultations on processes, agile working methods like SAFe or Scrum or help with questions about the Atlassian ecosystem. But there are also afternoons when, for example, I configure an Atlassian system for customers and don't just sit on the phone. If the task allows it, I play metal music or political documentaries on YouTube. To interrupt the quiet of the home office in this way gives me a sense of community. But of course, I also see my work colleagues regularly, at least virtually. What's very cool is our "further education Fridays", when we all give technical presentations and thus learn from each other.

Personally, I like it very much that even our Managing Director Ana sometimes wears a hoodie and is not embarrassed when her son appears during a call telling her, and everyone else on the call, about crocodiles. For me, that's what makes Trivadis a human employer.

To unwind, I read a lot – novels, by Tom Clancy for example, but also technical books to refresh my knowledge and think outside the box. And yes, I brew my own beer, at home in the kitchen in a canning pot. The last one was an Indian Pale Ale. I called it "Chaos" – because there was so much going wrong in the brewing process. Orderly chaos is also more or less what I see on my desk right now: cables, chargers, electronic knick-knacks – just authentic "me".

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