We’re Software Developers, Project Managers, Marketeers & more – but we’re also real people. Meet some of the people who make Tascomi happen and learn more about who we are and what we do!
New Year, New Employee!
Get to know Rebecca Ferris a Software Developer who has recently joined the Tascomi Support Team as Support Lead.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am from Co.Armagh, just outside of Markethill. I have recently graduated from Ulster University; Jordanstown where I studied Interactive Multimedia design. This course allowed me to experience a wide range of skills and allowed me to find what I was interested in and then develop these interests within my final year project.
What brought you to Tascomi?
I have been involved with an agency called Specialisterne. Specialisterne NI is a social enterprise that works to enable jobs within the IT Sector. They helped gain me the opportunity to put forward my CV and I am very grateful for their support thoughout my search for employment.
What is your role at Tascomi?
Within Tascomi, I am a Software Developer.
What 3 words would you use to describe Tascomi?
Helpful, kind and dedicated.
How will Tascomi help you in your career development?
Tascomi has given me the opportunity to develop a career having completed university. Tascomi has taken time to train me – which I really appreciate on both a personal and professional level.
What aspects of your role do you enjoy the most?
The most enjoyable part is when I have something I have worked on pass Quality Assurance testing. To be honest, the work in general is very enjoyable and both constantly interesting and challenging.
What have you gained from working at Tascomi?
Firstly, a brighter outlook on the world of employment! I have developed more confidence and I hope to continue to develop, so I can ask more questions and collaborate our ideas.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Hopefully still at Tascomi and/or back to study part time to help further my knowledge and skills.
Any random facts you could share with us.
I spent two years being a classroom assistant within a primary school.
I am a Dungeon Master in both Dungeons &Dragon and Pathfinder, which I play when I have a good 5 hours.
My favourite Anime is the first I ever watched; Hellsing.
The Witcher, Mass Effect and Dragon Age are my favourite gaming series’.
I also help run a gaming society within the UUB campus. I am the gear officer and plan events. This involves fixing consoles and providing games for the members. I have also been involved in both organising and setting up 12 hour events. Furthermore, I am also training some of the committee members so they can take on roles in the upcoming year.
Favourite country visited…
The Netherlands – it has the best zoo that I have ever been to and amazing museums.
People would be surprised if they knew:
I speak German and I prefer 80’s metal to most music.
What books are at your bedside?
Currently they would be…
Dragon age – Last flight.
One Punch Man.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Collector’s Edition.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I mostly play a wide range of games on both PC and Xbox. Currently I am completing my 3rd play-through of Fallout 4. When I am not playing Halo or The Witcher 3, I can often be found playing a lot of Dungeons & Dragons and Settlers of Catan.
Favourite place to eat…
YoSushi – They have the best vegetarian Sushi.