Hannah Cameron is a Lab Engineer at the Barclays Eagle Lab inside Rise London, the bank’s flagship fintech working space. She tells us about helping make people’s ideas a reality – and what it’s like working with a 3D printer named “Kim”.
My alarm goes off… at 8:30am! I live really near the office in London’s tech centre in Shoreditch, so I’m able to leap out of bed and be in the office just before 9am. On my way to work I walk through Whitecross Street Market where I can smell the food stalls setting up in the morning.
My job involves… working on 3D design at the Eagle Lab within Rise London, a workspace owned by Barclays that brings the world’s brightest fintech talent together to create the future of financial services. I am responsible for helping entrepreneurs and others develop their ideas through building prototypes. Although Rise is focused on fintech, Eagle Labs has a broader sweep and helps all kinds of people in the community develop their ideas using the advanced technology we have at our disposal, including three 3D printers, a laser cutter and various tools.
Through working with people who bring different and inspiring ideas, we seek to enable them to design and build and do everything we can to help them succeed. Sometimes they want an immediate result and quite often we have to take them through 10 versions to get to a workable prototype – so there are plenty of challenges with the role.