Opencast is certainly bigger than when I left in 2019. In the three years I worked elsewhere the company has grown from a team of 70 to 270, and it is still expanding every day. I was apprehensive that the growth might have changed the company but it hasn’t. I’m particularly impressed that despite the growth it has kept the same feel that it had when I was here before.
Not only has the company kept the culture: it has also improved it. It is the same Opencast, just a little bit more polished.
Other than the size of the company there have been other changes over the past three years, all of which are very positive.
The new HQ office in Newcastle is phenomenal, alongside the opening of new office hubs in Leeds and London, with Edinburgh to follow in the summer.
Aside from the amazing office spaces, we have our hybrid working model - I love that I have the freedom to choose if we work from the office or home, it makes life a lot easier.