Since August 1st Luiz Otávio dos Santos Mascarenhas (what a name! For us simply Otávio) strengthens the developer team. With his enthusiasm and drive he fits perfectly into the Operations team with 2 German and 2 Brazilian colleagues. This team is responsible for making sure that all our products run smoothly. But this is only his first stop, after that he will directly join the other teams! We are very happy to get to know him a little better here and now with our 5 questions, even if there is an ocean between us!

Dear Otavio, tell us a little about yourself! Where did you grow up? What are your hobbies?

My name is Luiz Otávio dos Santos Mascarenhas and I am 20 years old. I’m Brazilian, born in the state of Rio de Janeiro, more precisely in an inland city called Itaocara. When I was 5 years old we moved to Cabo Frio, where I still live. I like to watch documentaries and series, play guitar and sometimes some games.

Which of your new tasks here at Picalike do you enjoy the most?

Currently, I’m setting up alerts to report bugs and helping with the documentation. Through this, I’m learning a lot about how the codes are structured and how my colleagues work in the company.

If you could take a glimpse at the future, what would you want to see in 6 months?

I hope to be supporting the team in everything and to be already fully adapted to all the details of the job. And I hope that this will help the company to grow and also my own growth.

Cabo Frio Brasilien

Video call… Do you change for it or come-as-you-are? Why?

A little bit of both. I don’t get dressed up to go out chic, but I don’t sit in front of the computer completely sloppy either. I think remote work gives us the incredible opportunity to work from the comfort of our own homes. But that doesn’t mean to me that working from home isn’t something serious. So in short, I work in a way that I could leave the house at any time the way I am.

What would you like to drink with your colleagues after work? And why that particular drink?

After work? Beer. I don’t drink very often. But I can’t deny that we Brazilians have an incredible fondness for beer and for the social power that this drink also exudes. And the togetherness it fosters.

That’s right, I always found that nice in Brazil. To sit in a botequinho with friends at the end of the day, to watch the hustle and bustle on the street and to have a relaxed drink (in my case, however, I prefer a coconut water, wine doesn’t really work in Brazil). Thank you, Otávio, for your answers!

Since Brazilian beer 🍻 is so different from German, you should try one of the most famous ones like Antárctica, Skoll or Brahma! In this store, for example, you can order one.

If you would like to read more about our other team members, check out our blog at Inside Picalike! Click here to go to the blog!