Meet Owain: Backend Developer
Owain spends his time improving our backend tools to ensure interactions between the cloud and the mobile client are seamless and easy to manage.
What do you do at Bioepic?
I work on the backend API which sits between our app and cloud based processing.
How did you get into engineering?
I’ve always been passionate about science and technology and studied theoretical physics at university. Whilst there I had some exposure to programming, mostly modelling probability distributions in thermodynamic systems.
I love working with cutting edge technology and enjoy the fact that an idea becomes code which later becomes a tool that someone else can use to improve their quality of life.
Can you tell us a bit about what you’re working on this week?
I am currently working on adding social functionality to our app. Connect with your friends and compare health scores.
Who do you work with most, and how does your team run?
I collaborate with both our front end and research and development teams.
What are you excited about working on over the few months?
Diet is a key influencer of our overall health. Giving users the ability to scan the barcode of the products they consume may help to reveal patterns in diet and health.
What impact does your work have on the final customer experience?
A shiny app is no good if it cannot connect to the cloud services that empowers it.
What three words would you use to describe Bioepic(the team / company / culture)?
Insightful, innovative and stimulating.
What do you do for fun?
I really enjoy watching TED Talks videos on YouTube.
If you weren’t at Bioepic, what would you be doing?
Truthfully, I would probably be still at my previous job, missing out on all the great experience I am gaining here.
Tell us something unexpected about you
I have lost just over 50kg in just under 10 months.