Meet Renato Gonçalves, platform operations wizard at Wodify

Meet Renato Gonçalves, platform operations wizard at Wodify

Meet Renato Gonçalves, platform operations wizard at Wodify

When Renato isn’t busy building processes at Wodify, you’ll find him mountain biking through the Portuguese countryside or hanging out with his newborn son. Learn more about Renato in this month’s edition of Meet the Team!

What is your name and what is your role here at Wodify?

My name is Renato Gonçalves and I’m a Platform Operations Expert at Wodify.

Tell us about your academic background.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon, Portugal.

Where are you from originally?

I was born in Alcantara, Lisbon, but I’ve spent most of my live in Oeiras, Porto Salvo.

When did you join the Wodify family?

July 24, 2017

Why did you apply for the job? What were the expectations about it? Are they fulfilled?

I wanted to see what it’s like to work with the final customer, instead of as a consultant.My expectations were to create new processes and change the culture within the Development and Operations department. Overall, my expectations have been fulfilled.

What is your favorite thing about working at Wodify?

I love the talented people, great offices, and transparent management. As a whole, Wodify is a company with a lot of potential.

What has been the most surprising thing about working here?

The number of existing processes for such a small company. Even though we have a startup culture, things are pretty organized and run smoothly between teams and departments.

And now for some more deep questions! Biggest accomplishment in life, so far?

Being a father!

What's your favorite thing to do outside of Wodify? Do you have any weird and curious hobby? Tell us about it!

I love bicycles! I enjoy putting them together and fixing them. I especially enjoy mountain biking through the countryside.

What are your top three bucket list items?

  • Participate in the Cape Epic Race.
  • Ride my motorcycle through the Norway Atlantic Road all the way to cape north and back.
  • Perform an adventure motorcycle trip off-road
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Any bucket list items that you knocked off your list recently?

  • Skydive
  • Scuba dive
  • Acquire and customize my dream motorcycle

With unlimited money or talent, what would you like to do as a career?

I love what I do. I cannot imagine what my life without my work— like automating recurring tasks and building  applications that make my life easier.Other than that, I love working with my hands. There’s nothing better than giving form to an idea.

What's your favorite cheat meal?

My favorite cheat meal is spaghetti with tuna, tomato and garlic. For dessert, I’ll eat everything that’s leftover in the pan.

Guilty pleasure song?

Justin Bieber, “What Do You Mean?”

What TV series are you currently watching?

Right now, I’m watching Elementary.

Favorite place you've ever travelled, and why?

My favorite place I’ve ever travelled is the Midi Pyrenees in Southern France. There are mountains of green and white as far as the eyes can see — and not to mention beautiful waterfalls and tons of wildlife.

Celebrity crush?

Catherine Zeta Jones

Favorite video game?

StarCraft II is my favorite video game.

Favorite movie, and why?

Jerry Maguire is my favorite movie. I love the philosophy of being true to yourself and your dreams.

App that you can't live without?

I definitely couldn’t live without Google Calendar.

Thanks for reading this post! Stay tuned to our blog for next month’s edition of Meet the Team!

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