Teldio Team Member Spotlight – Meet Eric!
We are excited to announce that Eric Yang has joined the commercial side of our team as a Solution Engineer.
We sat down with Eric to learn a little bit more about him.
Eric Yang, Solution Engineer
A little background about yourself
I’m 25 years old and I graduated last year from the University of Ottawa with a BASc in Electrical Engineering specializing in Systems Engineering. During my time at uOttawa, I was on the Dean’s list and participated in various clubs and activities on campus ranging from sports to leadership organizations. Prior to moving to Ottawa, I grew up in the Niagara region with my family and our dog Oreo.
What are some of your interests outside of work?
Outside of work, you can always find me doing some sort of physical activity. During the summer/fall months, you can catch me on a road bike going through our beautiful city or climbing through the steep hills in Gatineau Park. Last year, I was able to bike 6000 km and climbed 47000m of elevation. I discovered so much of what our region has to offer. To keep the body moving in the winter, I am also an avid skier. I spend a lot of my evenings and weekends on the slopes of Quebec boosting through the trees and learning new tricks in the terrain park. Currently, I am training for a half marathon at the end of May for the Ottawa Race Weekend. I love pushing my body to the limit and I hope to complete an IronMan one day.
Describe yourself in 3 words
Motivated, honest, and easygoing.
If you could travel to one place in the world, where would it be?
I always wanted to travel to the Maldives, which is an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean known for its clear emerald water and beautiful beaches. Rising seawater in the area means that the island could be fully submerged by 2050. Hopefully, I can visit before that happens!
Fun facts about yourself
- I drink iced coffee year-round no matter how cold the weather is outside
- I can ski forward and backward
- I love EDM music and attending raves
What is your role at Teldio?
A little background on your career
Apart from various summer internships during my university years, Teldio marked the official beginning of my tech career. I was fortunate enough to be hired straight out of school during my final semester. Currently, I am approaching the one-year mark with Teldio. Time sure flies when you are having fun!
What do you like most about Teldio?
My time at Teldio has really changed my mind about working for a smaller size company. The people here are super friendly and always willing to help whenever you have issues and problems. The development team is very skilled and knowledgeable in various technologies. The environment feels like a small family where everyone wants each other to succeed. Most importantly, your voice is always heard from the CEO down to the rest of the organization.
Tell us about a typical day for you at Teldio
A typical day working at Teldio starts by checking my emails and making sure everything is up to date and noting down any meetings happening that day. I will then jump on a development call with the rest of the team to talk about what I have done the day before and my tasks for the current day. Any problems and issues are raised here and our team leader Dave would then usually stay on the call with me and try to help me with anything I need. In the afternoon, I would usually attend any meetings that come up and work on my technical tasks for the day. If I have any gaps or free time during the day, I would usually be doing an online coding academy the company has purchased for me to level up my coding skills
What is the best piece of professional advice you’ve received?
Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. No one got to where they are today without help along the way. Don’t be afraid to ask, and then remember to return the favor
What is your definition of success?
My definition of success is reaching a goal through the collective effort of the group around me rather than just myself. In the technology and engineering world, no one can truly achieve the end result without the support and help of a strong team.