Intern Diary: Mobile Word Congress

Hello! It’s me again!

For those that might be new around here, welcome! My name is Andrea, and I’m the (now not so) new marketing intern at Artificial Solutions.

I come with amazing news today, and it is that on Thursday I received a cute little notebook from Sabrina Franco, of human resources, with the company logo on it and I’m incredibly happy about it. I love cute notebooks.

This week I got to spend more time than usual at the office, and it meant that I got to talk with more of my coworkers, and I have definitely gotten more comfortable around the office (I was the first one in on Thursday, so I spent maybe ten minutes trying to figure out how to turn on the lights).

Those first couple of days I was very nervous walking into the building, but now I happily greet the man that works in the reception every time I come in.

Covering Mobile World Congress…

It has been a busy couple of days in the marketing department, as we are gearing up for Mobile World Congress, which starts today!  

Mobile World Congress is arguably the biggest event in Barcelona every year. It is the first time it happens at its regular time of the year since 2019, and the city is buzzing with the chance of being able to host it again fully.

In this expo, tech companies get to display all of their new products and share what it is that they do, there’s different pop-up events that happen all around town, and the streets get filled with people in fancy suits who are very important in their respective fields but somehow can’t really find their way to the venue using Google maps.

I hope that this year it goes by without any issues, though as it always happens there are going to be strikes from different transportation sectors.

The only one that I know is confirmed for a fact is the FGC one, that will run until March 4th. It’s definitely going on because the other day I was late to class because the train would not show up on its regularly scheduled time. I have yet to hear anything about the taxis or the metro, but if you are going to MWC be prepared to face traffic and public transportation delays. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

However, if you are going to MWC make sure to check out stand 5F86, I heard the people that are going to be there are really nice ?. We will be having a Swedish Fika! Make sure to book ahead so that they don’t run out of sugar treats before you get there!

Meet us for a coffee and sweet treat, on us, here!

Connecting with the wider team…

Outside of MWC, I was also able to sit in on an interview between George Brown, Head of Content, and Britta Guldmann, Conversational AI Consultant, which was set up for our upcoming International Women’s Day series. I had briefly met Britta before, but it was the first time that I heard about what she does and her story.

I won’t spoil too much, but it was comforting to hear the story of someone that ended up in a field that was never in their radar when they picked what they were going to study.

The world feels as though it is going to end when you’re 17 trying to figure out what you want to do in university (I personally had multiple crying sessions about it throughout my teenage years), but it was nice to hear the story of someone who ended up in a completely different field that from what they expected but are still able to find different aspects of it that link to their passions.

I never intended to end up in tech when I chose my university degree, but I can certainly say that so far this industry has been welcoming and that I’m having a great time learning from my coworkers.

I hope that even though hard-core coding is not part of my educational background, that I can continue to make my way in this industry and find the combination of both my skills and what the company requires.

I hope that everyone has a good week, and that those going to MWC have a great time, say hello to any cool robots for me!