Hack Week Engineer Spotlight: Farah Schüller
SUSE Hack Week is a very exciting time for our engineers…a time when they can experiment, innovate & learn…completely interruption-free! They work across teams or alone, but always without limits!
Hack Week has been a SUSE tradition since 2007 and has brought together hundreds of hackers at SUSE engineering sites around the globe to collaborate on open source.
The week long event kicks off today and what better way to highlight it than to place the spotlight on the brilliant minds behind the work. Each day we will feature a new hacker and allow you the opportunity to get to know them a little better.
Name: Farah Schüller
Title: Ruby Developer for the SUSE Customer Center
Q: So great to be chatting with you today Farah! Tell us a little about yourself.
A: I started at SUSE as a trainee in 2014, and joined the SUSE Customer Center Team only about a month ago after my finals.
When I’m not working, I like learning languages and taking care of the flowers on my balcony. Also I love burgers!
Q: What project(s) are you working on for Hack Week?
A: I’m interested in security, so I am playing with penetration testing distributions such as Kali or BlackArch.
Q: Sounds interesting! Why do you feel these projects in particular are important to the industry?
A: I think it’s important for companies to invest a good portion into reliable security of their systems or products and so is having some knowledge in this field as a developer, even if they don’t aim to be a specialist.
Q: We all know that SUSE is the open “OPEN” source company. What exactly does “open” mean to you?
A: Open to contributors and employees from all kinds of backgrounds!
Q: When did you first know you wanted to be a developer/engineer?
A: I was interested in tech/science starting from a young age, so I guess in some way or another I knew I would end up there (:
Q: Any advice to women/young girls looking to break into the field?
A: Follow your interests, work hard, go the extra mile, but don’t let yourself be pressured, especially if you’re just starting out! And: it’s okay to ask questions.