OnTheGoSystems News

Meeting Your Remote Team In Person During Covid Times

Covid has changed our lives in lots of ways, but it hasn’t changed our wish to get together once in a while as a company. Here's the story of how we organized a nice in-person meeting in Madrid at the end of October. As a fully remote company, one of the things OnTheGoSystems employees really look forward to is meeting in person at our company-wide events. Thanks to Covid, it was quite some time since we were able to have...

November 29, 2021

Cultivating a Creative and Inclusive Remote Workplace Culture

Creating a company culture that’s inclusive and supportive is vital for employee wellbeing and performance, even more so when your workforce is remote. But finding creative ways to interact, collaborate, and explore can be challenging. OnTheGoSystems was “born remote”, so we’ve always recognized the importance of nurturing a social and collaborative environment. From daily warm-up exercises and virtual coffee breaks to annual company-wide competitions and incentives, we always support strong communication and creative, inclusive interaction. And it often involves expressing...

July 30, 2021

Laura Carletti on How a Lifetime of Curiosity Leads to “Aha!” Moments

There are some people whose career choice makes perfect sense when looking back at their childhood interests. That’s the case with May’s Star of the Month, Laura Carletti. Her interests in languages, the internet, WordPress, and a strong sense of curiosity set her up perfectly for her role as the Chat Leader and 1st tier supporter on WPML’s rockstar support team! A childhood filled with curiosity I was born and raised in Rome, where I still live with my wife....

June 22, 2021

Born Remote – A Unique Advantage in 2021

The future of work is changing. Whether that future includes mainly remote, in-office, or flexible and hybrid work depends on individual companies’ decisions. However, the advantages of remote work might just be worth the effort. Flexible Working Vs. Remote Working Many top tech companies intend to pursue flexible working, so employees can do most of their work from home. An article by the BBC explains how they still need to come into the office a few times a week or...

June 3, 2021

How Sandra de Pablo Lopez stays organized while leaving space for spontaneity

May’s Star of the Month is Sandra de Pablo Lopez, the Project Manager on our Systems team! She joined OntheGoSystems in September 2020, and in those eight months, she is already well known in the company for her positivity, organization skills, and fearlessness in taking on complex initiatives. Tell us a bit about yourself! I was born in Madrid, and I currently live here in Madrid. I met my husband, Jose Manuel, when I was 21 working as a receptionist...

May 24, 2021

Reading the signs: How a WordPress meetup turned into a career for Andres Cifuentes

February’s Star of the Month is Andres Cifuentes! Read about his journey from being a chemical engineer in Colombia, to a web designer in France, and finally a WPML supporter working remotely in Spain.  Tell us a bit about yourself! I’m from Colombia. I graduated as a chemical engineer and I worked in a big pharmaceutical company for a few years. This job allowed me to make some savings  but I wanted to do something different. When the moment came,...

March 29, 2021

How we turned my prototype into one of our product’s top features

Ivan Čurdinjaković is a developer in our Toolset team. In this interview, Ivan tells us a story of how he came up with an idea to solve a long-standing challenge for working with a mix of static and dynamic content in WordPress. Can you explain the problem you wanted to solve to someone who's unfamiliar with WordPress? Sure! As everyone knows, WordPress allows you to create and manage sites. It comes with some default information for your pages like the...

February 24, 2021

Olivia O’Prey on winning the lottery and “learning the lingo”

What would you do if you won the lottery? Our January Star of the Month, Olivia O’Prey found herself in that very scenario, then needed to decide what to do next!  Her journey took her through Africa before moving to Germany, and finally becoming our Partnerships Manager this past August. Tell us a bit about yourself! I grew up in London before moving out to Essex. Dad is from Northern Ireland, Mum is from the West Country (Somerset) in the...

February 23, 2021

Irina Sozonova on the “challenging and rewarding” work of balancing a career with raising a young family

Our December Star of the Month explains how working at OntheGoSystems has helped her achieve her goals of owning a home and raising three young children. Irina Sozonova’s career with OntheGoSystems started as a translator for the translation service ICanLocalize. She found translation work to be addicting and worked hard to “provide the utmost quality translations to clients because they were important.” She joined the ICanLocalize support team in June 2013 as a support assistant. Over time, her tasks have...

January 20, 2021

Vitaly Tarasenko, November’s Star of the Month – “Working from home is 100 times better than any office”

Vitaly Tarasenko, is a father, husband, Marvel fan, pet lover, and November’s Star of the Month! Vitaly lives in Cherkasy, Ukraine with his wife and daughter. They also have a big parrot named Zoro, a rabbit named Pitbull, and two turtles named Thor and Loki. For the last 3 years, Vitaly has worked as a developer on the ATE Proxy team and has used working from home as an opportunity to pursue his hobbies and spend time with his family....

December 15, 2020