Vulog’s Tech Talks gives you exclusive insights into what drives our tech and mobility experts at the world’s leading shared mobility tech provider.
NICE. 1 June, 2022 Welcome to our “Tech Talks with Vulog’s Tech Experts” interview series! Here we delve into the personal insights of our very own Tech Experts, where they talk about their journeys working in the tech and mobility industry. Are you ready to get inspired?
Introducing our Tech Expert
Introducing Debbie Schindelman, Technical Writer at Vulog, the leading lady behind transforming complex information into understandable content for the end-user. Technical writers gather and develop technical knowledge to create maintenance and operating instructions, technical and instructional manuals, journal articles, and other documentation for manufacturers, designers, and clients. Debbie is the first person to go to if you need a difficult concept explained. So let’s get to know Debbie, our wizard with words, and find out she transforms tricky material into concise words!
Favorite shared vehicle?
D: My favorite shared mobility vehicle is a car, primarily electric. I have children, so I’m constantly taking them places or shopping, so I need a vehicle that transports all of that!
Where did you study?
D: I studied both in the US and in France. I have an electrical engineering degree from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a License and Masters’s in Linguistics from the University of Nice.
What are some examples of your previous work experience?
D: At the beginning of my career, I worked as a test engineer and team lead, where I found myself moving into technical writing, which I realized I thoroughly enjoyed as this kind of job requires a high level of expertise but also a sense of creativity. I also worked as an English teacher and tour guide during my linguistics studies.
What drew you to work in the tech industry?
D: I have always been very analytical, so science has always interested me. Working in the tech industry seemed like the obvious answer for me!
What inspired you to work at Vulog?
D: I am very eco-conscious in my daily life. Since we all spend so much of our lives at work, the company I work for must produce a product I believe in. Car sharing and using electric vehicles is one of the ways we can take better care of our planet. So, it means a lot to me to do my part by working at Vulog.
What is your favorite project that you have worked on at Vulog? Or a project that you are particularly proud of?
D: I am particularly proud of transitioning product documentation from a model in which only tech writers produce content to a new model in which all product owners participate. This shared participation is not only more efficient but also connects my teammates with the clients who are using the product they spearheaded. They directly see the impact of their hard work.
What is your strategy for ensuring the product’s features and benefits are easy to understand for users?
D: First, I have to understand the product from a high level and the features in detail. This is the base material from which the text is chiseled. After that, writing experience and mastering the language plays a huge role. Sculpting language to produce the desired effect is as pertinent in technical writing as in any other form of writing.
Where do you see mobility technology heading in the future?
D: I believe mobility technology will only continue to expand heading into the future. Shared vehicle services are popping up everywhere. It’s normal to grab a kick scooter or electric bike on the street for short trips, especially for young people who may not necessarily be able to afford their own vehicle. In the years to come, I think it will be rare for people to own a vehicle: shared mobility will be the norm.
In the years to come, I think it will be rare for people to own a vehicle: a shared mobility will be the norm.
Technical Writer, Vulog
The Tech Industry is Moving: is now your time to dive in?
After hearing Debbie’s tech insights, are you interested in learning more about our roles at Vulog? Look no further: check out our Careers page! We are always looking for new innovative thinkers to join our team, whether in France, Germany, or Canada! Vulog is built by an international team hailing from dozens of countries, and that’s a big part of what makes us so unique. And we value diversity because it drives innovation, enriches our own company culture, and helps our business grow!
We love what we do at Vulog and strive to create a great working environment so that, together, we can change the world, one vehicle, and one city at a time. Do you want to be a part of the shared mobility revolution?
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