Secret diary of a OnePlus employee | Part 10: Talking 5G in Shenzhen

  1. Kate A.
    OnePlus UK Team Staff Member Mar 28, 2019

    Kate A. , Mar 28, 2019 :
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    Hey! This is Kate, Head of User Growth in Europe. Nice to meet you!

    This is my first forum post but I’ve been at OnePlus about a year and a half. I have probably met lots of you at our last pop-ups in the UK as I used to run UK Marketing.

    Today I am actually coming to you from our Head Office in Shenzhen.

    Every time I come here, I like it more and more. Such a vibrant city with so many choices of places to eat! Although I do try to stop our colleagues from ordering the cow’s stomach and clotted blood. I’m sure it’s yummy but a bit too adventurous for me.

    I’m here for the week meeting up with our colleagues, but what makes this time unique is that I was also here to participate in our global public speaking competition - Voice of OnePlus.

    Last weekend 18 finalists came to Shenzhen from all over the globe to compete in front of 150 community members and a judging panel of our senior leadership, including @Pete and @Carl.

    We had great representation from the Europe team. We saw showmanship from @Ard while discussing the merits of 5G. We were made to laugh by @Tuomas L. as he tricked the audience with a fake product reveal. And we were inspired by @Akis E as he talked about the future.


    A few key themes that came out in all the speeches were the 3 things I feel make OnePlus special.
    1. Our value of Never Settle that runs through us and the community. Not the quest for perfection but the desire to always strive to do better than before.
    2. A deep belief in our product and our design philosophy of always putting the user experience first.
    3. Our community and how lucky we are to have such an open and talented community that are always pushing us to do better.
    So watch out for some new speakers at our events this year. Looking forward to seeing you there!


  2. Ard
    Social Staff Member Mar 28, 2019

  3. Moin2200
    KitKat Mar 28, 2019

    Moin2200 , Mar 28, 2019 :
    Welcome to the forum @Kate A.!
    Enjoy your time in China and I hope you'll pop in from time to time. :)

  4. meatandy
    Oreo Mar 28, 2019

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    Froyo Mar 28, 2019

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    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 28, 2019

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  7. B.yashaswi
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 29, 2019

    B.yashaswi , Mar 29, 2019 :
    You must always stop it, appreciate your work.
    Welcome to the community @Kate A.

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  8. AnunciPronunci
    Honeycomb Mar 29, 2019

    AnunciPronunci , Mar 29, 2019 :
    I can't wait for some more UK events that I can go to! It feels like it's been so long since I've been to one because they've all come at inconvenient times for me

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  9. Jacob_DK
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 29, 2019

    Jacob_DK , Mar 29, 2019 :
    Hi Kate. Nice to meet you! Since you're dealing with Europe, you should make Danielle from Denmark come to the forum and introduce herself as well. :) I hope you'll enjoy your time here.

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  10. JoyceYang
    Cupcake Mar 29, 2019

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  11. Helder_DAlmeida
    Honeycomb Mar 30, 2019

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  12. cdnfarmer
    Jelly Bean Mar 30, 2019

    cdnfarmer , Mar 30, 2019 :
    Welcome to the forum @Kate A.

    Cute puppy btw.

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  13. G_plusone
    Marshmallow Apr 1, 2019

    G_plusone , Apr 1, 2019 :
    Warp Charging Car I presume.

    Hello Kate, Hi @Ard

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    Froyo Apr 2, 2019

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  15. Kate A.
    OnePlus UK Team Staff Member Apr 3, 2019

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  16. Kate A.
    OnePlus UK Team Staff Member Apr 3, 2019

    Kate A. , Apr 3, 2019 :
    Look forward to meeting you at one soon!

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    KitKat Apr 3, 2019

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    Cupcake Apr 5, 2019

  19. F1554651561559
    Cupcake Apr 8, 2019

    F1554651561559 , Apr 8, 2019 :
    nice phone but need some updates like size of phone it's to much big it's not fit comfortably into one hand need to look for size of phone.