Culture at Opencast
Before arriving I watched a video of co-founder Mike O’Brien and could see how important culture was within the company. This excited me and still does.
The values, principles and care for the people makes Opencast stand out to me. Even at the scale it has reached over the past year, the culture has remained consistent throughout. Everyone I’ve met during my time has had a shared set of values and a very positive attitude towards work and learning.
Opencast has delivered on its promise of building trust and doing the right thing. In my time with the company, I’ve seen new projects being turned away when they see a mismatch in values.
One of my best experiences was working outside my comfort zone. This involved organising and chairing virtual sessions in front of up to 80 fellow Opencast employees.
I also worked with the head of learning and development on the roll-out of a mentoring programme. It was great to see the care that goes into personal growth and a good opportunity to enhance my presentation skills further.
After getting involved in one of the many work socials, myself and another intern were speaking about tech and decided it would be a good opportunity to see if we could get involved in some coding to widen our knowledge. We spoke to the head of software development and he liked the idea, finding time to teach us once a week.