A Day in the Life of A Solutions Developer: Bartho Bernsmann

Meet Bartho Bernsmann, our master-mind solutions developer!

When did you start working for Kuvio Creative?

After working for several years at a typical 8am to 5pm job, facing traffic jams, working 40 hour weeks, and not even feeling productive during some of those hours, I realized that I wanted something different for my life. So, I decided to look for freelance jobs, and ended up finding Kuvio.

I started working for Kuvio in June of 2016 as a freelancer, and began by working for five to ten hours per week on some small tasks for Conseris. After a couple of months, I was positive that this was the kind of company and the type of job I was looking for, so I asked Joseph if he would consider hiring me full time, and to my excitement he accepted my proposal.

Why did you enter this career field?

I was always very interested in computers, and I really liked math as well, so I chose a major that combined both: Computer Science. I wasn’t sure if I had chosen the right major until the first days of college when I started studying some disciplines related to Software Development. As soon as I started developing software in college, something just clicked, and I knew that I had made the best decision.

What does your past experience look like?

I’ve worked as a software engineer for six years, starting with Microsoft technologies five years ago, at the Microsoft Innovation Center. Additionally, I have been a teacher for dozens of college courses, and I have spoken on a few tech events, including Campus Party Brasil - Brazil’s biggest tech event. Although I rarely teach courses now, I do enjoy lecturing on any kind of subject that I am knowledgeable in. I can remember the hardest bits of a given subject, and I am able to break it down, making the subject very easy and clear to my students.

What are you most looking forward to in the coming months?

Well, I’ve been looking forward to seeing Conseris grow in these next few months. The product has had an astonishing growth, and I can’t wait to see it grow even more. I’m also looking forward to preparing CiteBlue to launch and to have the first users using the app. I’m very curious of what our marketing strategy will be with CiteBlue.

What is the coolest thing you've worked on so far at Kuvio?

I feel that most of the work I do for Kuvio is pretty cool and fun. But to pick one, I’d say it was developing new things for the Conseris Mobile App - to make it user friendly and accessible for all types of researchers. I didn’t have any experience with Ionic, which is the framework that we are using to develop the Mobile App, but it felt so easy and straightforward having a background with the underlying technologies used on the framework.

What do you like to do for fun?

When I’m not developing software for Conseris or focusing on other projects at Kuvio, I really love playing the guitar. Sometimes I think I could play all day long. I’ve recently started to play the keyboard as well, which has been a lot of fun. I love traveling, and I recently went to Thailand and had a stellar time. I’m now searching for my next destination, and working for Kuvio allows me to work from anywhere.

What inspires you?

Seeing users interact with a piece of work that you and your team did to make their lives easier, more productive, and organized is really inspiring. Working on complicated problems that may seem impossible to tackle at a first glance keeps me energized. Being able to deconstruct the problem into small pieces to then create a plan to solve the problem inspires me tremendously. Additionally, working with an awesome team and with such diverse qualities and skills is very fulfilling. I’ve never really had a job quite like this.