Caroline LewkoFounder & CEO
What do you do at WIP? Try to envision where mobile and emerging technologies are going and how to meet the needs of developers on their journey.
Day to day activities: One day is never like the next, so never a dull moment! I might be speaking at an event; working on an interesting client project; joking with my fellow WIPsters on our Slack channel; emails by the thousands to keep on top of
If I’m not on a plane somewhere, I like to run in the forest by my home, and occasionally rescue lost doggies from roving packs of coyotes.
Education: MBA from Dalhousie and BA in PoliSci/Econonics from University of Manitoba
Former experience in mobile: I fell into mobile in 1995, when Anderson Consulting recruited me into their Communications Group. From spending time coding billing systems, to working on re-engineering projects and convergence strategies, I got where mobile was going and didn’t look back.
What devices are you currently using (mobile, laptop, tablet, etc.): Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Gear S Watch (loved it since I first put it on May 2014), Gear 360 Camera (very cool); went from Toshiba Portege that bit it – to MacBook (I’m so not cool I hated it) and onto Lennova Yoga 900 in Clementine Orange; and Hush Earplugs
What is your favourite app? Facebook has ruined me… find it so valuable now to keep in touch with friends, family and business associates and get much of my news feed too
What was the first dev con you remember going to and where? Can’t quite remember my first, but remember being really impressed with the first Orange Partner camp I attended in Cadiz, Spain.
What do you never leave home without when travelling for work? Besides all my devices, probably my running shoes which I should use more often on the road; and earplugs.
What is your favourite / least favourite airport? Love YVR, a beautiful airport and always sooo glad to be home. SFO has the best massage guy, so definitely #2.