Hello, my name is Yvonne Riemeijer, born in the epic year of the first landing on the moon. The city I live in is only 2 years older than I am, and nearly 3 meters below sea level in Flevoland. I am a mother of two and a cat-mum of three. For almost 22 years I worked at the ICT-department of an insurance company as a system developer. Although writing code, building applications and solving bugs is a catching pass-time, I chose to take my career In a new direction.
Helping people find a solution to their work issues and making them happy in their job is my way to go. Salesforce might just be the perfect platform to accomplish that, for what Salesforce can’t do out of the box, can be downloaded or built by our own specialists.
Why did you join 2ManyDigits?
At the job interviews I was very impressed with the relaxed culture and the open-minded attitude. Positive vibes from dedicated people. Also, I was very attracted to starting a new job and growing into the best fit for my competences. 2ManyDigits is a young, developing business and offers the best chances and challenges to become the best version of oneself.
What does a typical day look like?
A typical day starts with waking up to someone else’s alarm clock, and once dressed I take a good cup of coffee. Or two, actually. Start work between 7:30 and 8 so at the end of the day there will be some time left for proper cooking. Lunchtime is time to walk or bike a bit. Dinner is on the couch in front of the tv while watching a quiz. The evening is for the kids, a friend or the band and if all that doesn’t take my time, there’s always the laundry and the vacuum.
What’s your fuel?
Sunshine. I must definitely have been a salamander in a past life. Or any other cold-blooded animal. A good laugh works as a real energy injection as well. Playing music with my “Saturday family” in the streets or on a party makes me sing the tunes for at least two more days.
How do you relax?
Sitting in my garden on an early Saturday or Sunday morning reading a book, of course in the sun. Or late in the afternoon with a good glass of wine. Going camping. Singing along with my favorite music while driving my car. And sewing clothes really takes my mind off of anything else.
So what’s your guilty pleasure?
Sambuca, the proper way: with a coffee bean or two, light it to fire. I like to think that it is not as bad for you as regular Sambuca, ‘cos you burnt some of the alcohol. I’m still trying to find an extenuating excuse for all the sugar.
Tell us about your current Spotify playlist
Erm. Spotify playlist? Well, I do sometimes listen to music on Spotify. And every time something I like comes along, I press the little heart. So basically I now have two lists, one is the songs I like. The other one contains all the original music from songs we play in the streetband. I do like to check out the suggestions Spotify offers me. My all time favorite artists? Bruce Springsteen, Meatloaf and P!nk.
Which book did you recently read that you can recommend?
Coders by Clive Thompson. The book is about the influence of coders and our ICT based society on how we live, think and act. Having been a coder myself, I thought the first part of the book was hilarious describing the type of person a coder is. It also tells how coding went from being a woman’s job to the nerdy image it has today, and dives into the risks of an algorithm based society and cybercrime. Must read for all who work in ICT.
Any final thoughts?
Here is a quote I like: “Don’t confuse your path with your destination. You can be in the storm right now, but that doesn’t mean you’re not heading for sunshine”. So just keep going and you will be fine.