I don’t really remember how or when, because I was a little kid. It just happened. With anything I could find around the house. An old radio. A wristwatch. An RC car. Any electronic junk I could lay my hands on in my uncle’s garage (he was really into electronic junks…). I just couldn’t resist, I had to grab a screwdriver and take them apart. I had to know how they work. What makes them ‘tick’. Of course, first, when I put them back together, they were not working (I was little, I usually broke something). But every time, I learned something. Later, they were working. Even later, I could fix them.
I didn’t really know why, but I felt the “hunger” to know more. And it just got worse when I got around computers the first time, when I was 10. I was sold instantly. There was no doubt what I wanted to do in the future. But even during the university years I couldn’t really understand, why. That revelation only came at my first job interview. I applied for a company that designs and sells hearing aids. Their office and customer service was at the same place.
While I was waiting for my turn, I noticed a girl – not more than 10 years old – who looked sad. Her hearing aid was broken and they brought it in. Few minutes ago, an engineer came and gave her back her hearing aid to try it, saying that he fixed it and should be good as new. The girl put it in hear ears and her face immediately lit up, she could hear properly again.
You couldn’t wipe the smile off her face. She looked so grateful for the man who helped her to hear again, it was heart touching.
Then I realized: I want to help people. I like helping others, it motivates me. I needed to understand technology to be able to help others. To help others with technology, to help them understand technology. And if that’s the case, you can hardly be at a better place than Sigma Technology. It gives me the opportunity to do just that. Let it be customer documentation or a colleague’s tablet.