Maptionnaire is turning 10 this year! 🎉 We decided to ask ten questions from the people who work hard to put the map in Maptionnaire. This week, you can learn more about who Anna is and what she does at Maptionnaire.
PS. Don’t forget to follow Anna’s takeover on Maptionnaire’s Instagram! (And pps. you can find the previous takeovers in the highlights.)
1. Who are you and what do you do at Maptionnaire?
I’m Anna and I am one of the co-founders of Maptionnaire. My responsibilities range from thinking of future strategies to stocking up on paper towels at the office. Yet, my main tasks are thinking of processes and analytics, and working as the product manager between the development team and our sales and marketing personnel.
2. What is your typical work week like?
I hardly have a typical week, although there are some recurring meetings that I always join or chair. Pre-covid I used to move around quite a bit to catch up with customers and partners, and I also travelled at least twice a month. For the past 18 months or so, I have mainly worked from home or our office.
3. What’s your favorite dish to have for lunch?
I love having Vietnamese or Thai food for lunch (the more chilies, the better), or grabbing an interesting salad at Pupu. (editor’s note: pupu = bunny in English)
4. What is your most used emoji?
5. What do you like most about your work at Maptionnaire?
It is almost never dull. I get to work with talented and inspired people, building together a service that I (and we) believe in.
6. What’s your favorite feature in the Maptionnaire software? What do you like about it most?
I am a big fan of our mapping features, for example the geo-budgeting. The geographer in me really enjoys the ways we can make participation more engaging and that is (for instance) by adding the spatial element to MANY things.
7. What’s your favorite hobby?
My newest hobby is outdoor cross training, which has been really marvelous. I also absolutely love books and knitting.
8. What are your favorite places in cities? What do you like seeing / experiencing when you visit a new city?
I enjoy exploring cities in transition - the places that are about to change, are half derelict, or somehow forgotten. I also really like to get to the green areas and shoresides. I also try to find good bakeries selling sourdough (another hobby of mine).
9. What would you like to see more in cities of the future? What is your dream city like?
I would like to see interesting built environments in human scale (this doesn’t mean small to me). Environments that are inviting and tolerant to people of different backgrounds and lifestyles. And cities that allow for transportation using public transport, walking, and cycling.
10. What greetings do you have for our blog readers?
I’d like to invite all our blog readers and anyone interested in community engagement to check out our 10th anniversary virtual event “A Decade of Community Engagement”. We have awesome guest speakers and also some fun stuff in store.