Marika has been working with us as a Drupal developer since January 2021. All in all, she has nearly 25 years of experience in coding: she worked on embedded systems for a long time, and for the last five years on Drupal. Integrations and backend development in general are close to her heart, as well as documentation.
Working at Druid: Marika is currently working on an implementation project for one of our clients. She has also worked in our Magical Support maintenance team and enjoys working on multiple sites at the same time, as long as there aren't too many of them.
"Druid's dedicated developer (omakoodari) approach works well in maintenance. It's important to take the time to get to know the customer and the site you are working on so that you can serve the customer in the best possible way", she explains.
Marika appreciates Druid's Teal approach with shared responsibilities and self-managing swarms because they offer opportunities to do other kinds of tasks than coding. She's an active member in our billing swarm.
"I find billing interesting! It offers a glimpse into people's work, what kind of things everyone is working on", she says. She would like to be more involved in different swarms if time allowed – and perhaps set up a documentation swarm.
Life outside of work: Marika is a real bookworm who particularly enjoys sci-fi, fantasy, and all sorts of alternative literature in general. Ursula Le Guin is her favourite author. She regularly reads classics, too, most recently the Odyssey. Detective stories are also among her favourite genres, in both literature and television.
Marika lives in the center of Turku. "I like to read and meet friends in coffee shops and bars, just to get out of the house", she says. Her favourite places? Cup & Pint ("The best pancakes in the city!"), Bar Ö and Cosmic Comic Coffee. She also enjoys swimming and walking in nature.