If you’ve followed our blog at all over the past year, then you know that Adeptia likes getting personal. And that makes sense, considering that our software is nothing if not approachable. It’s our strong belief at Adeptia that tech companies should speak to more than just the technically elite, and we want to you to know how much we really mean that.
We are all people who love being a part of something we believe in, and we want to share that with you. For the fourth in our series where we get personal with each other, here are some questions and answers from a conversation with Adeptia employee Maryling Yu :
As VP of Marketing, I am responsible for all things Marketing at Adeptia. I am also the resident mischief-maker — I go around challenging people to dance-offs, Heads Up! (the Ellen Degeneres game), and blindfolded drawing competitions.
Exactly 8 months today! It’s been a whirlwind ride, but I have loved it.
Union Sushi — it's to live for. They’re very creative with their Japanese food, and my favorite is this soup with steamed egg in it...you actually spoon out the egg and it tastes ah-mazing!
Steelers! As a transplant to Chicago, I don't really have much affinity for local teams yet (I just know that this comment is going to earn me a lot of grief). I also don't have much affinity to baseball — I never could figure out what was so interesting about it.
So, I cheer for the football team I grew up with — the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Adeptia feels like a family. I've worked in much larger companies where there is a reluctance to let people in, but at Adeptia, those walls don't exist. That’s a good thing for me because (let’s see how many different metaphors I can possibly mix into this sentence) I tend to wear my heart on the sleeve of my VERY open kimono, and that is only appropriate for a certain kind of work environment.
Our ability to automate even the most complicated of workflows (i.e., the ones involving humans). Our software doesn’t just “error out” when a zip code is entered incorrectly — it can hold up a particular process and ask a human to intervene — and then resume when the error is corrected. Any process that can be drawn or written down — even on the back of a napkin — can be automated using our software.
Madrid, Spain. So fun and friendly, with magnificent art, architecture, and fashion. I love siestas, tapas, and dinners that last until midnight!
Thanksgiving — it’s my favorite holiday. It forces us to take the time to express gratitude for the many blessings we have in our lives as Americans...and in my opinion, every day should be Thanksgiving!
Our huge potential to change the way businesses connect and share information. And the people. And the seemingly limitless supply of Cokes, Diet Cokes, and chocolate — the guilt I feel about consuming so much of it actually gets me to go out there and exercise like nothing else ever has before.
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