In our monthly section "people from our company" you will get to know the Made in Office team. Our employees introduce themselves and talk about their beginnings, their everyday work and everything they have to say about themselves. This month you will get to know our Head of Development empower® docs Michael Kensy.
My story at Made in Office began almost seven years ago. I had just finished my business informatics studies. I got the job from a headhunter. In the interview I found Fabian and Stephan, the managing directors, super likeable. I was completely surprised how easy it can be in the real world. But I also liked the concept of Made in Office. The company was still quite small and I had the feeling to be able to move something. Besides, Cologne has always been my dream city. I was inexperienced in the working world, but with a passion for programming and a lot of accumulated knowledge from my studies, I was hired as a developer and architect for empower®slides.
My desk at Made in Office became my second home. Meanwhile, it is decorated by two monitors, which I have ergonomically adjusted after several attempts, a plant that has definitely had its best days, a laptop and a completely overpriced docking station. Also important: my box of handkerchiefs, which the whole office uses. Even after 7 years, nothing beats the morning coffee in the office. Until noon it is then a matter of exploiting my high performance. From here on, the day can't really get bad anymore. What's missing is a few chats with the colleagues.
To this day, I am enthusiastic about Made in Office, not only about a great team, but also about my work as a software developer. Even as a prehistoric rock I still have the chance to develop further at Made in Office. After co-developing empower® 8, my next mission is to develop a new version of empower® docs. I get my own small team and can now call myself “Head of Development empower® docs". However, what I still notice today is that many more people should work with empower. Back in university, I would have wished for the agenda feature from empower® slides. No more manual insertion, everything works automatically. But I also fell in love with the Gantt chart from empower® charts. It's super easy to create project plans for any occasion, be it private or business. They look cool and I feel incredibly professional. I can't serve the cliché of the damn seventh year. I'm looking forward to another seven great years at Made in Office.