1. Can you describe your career path?
I studied philosophy and history, so programming at the time didn’t seem like a potential career, until a new professor of Logic came, who was also a programmer, and started teaching us the basics of programming in his spare time. I got hooked and started passionately exploring that world and all the possibilities that were unfolding. I must admit, it wasn’t easy, it was challenging, stressful, and time-consuming, but at the same time also beautiful and rewarding, especially when you would solve a nasty problem or finally understood a certain concept regarding a particular technology or design pattern in software or web development. After I got a job at my college, in the IT department, my programming career took off, where after a few jobs as a web developer, I ended up at Pontis Technology as a software engineer.
2. What do you like the most about Pontis?
I know it sounds like a cliché, but the thing I like the most about the Pontis are the people and the opportunities. Opportunities to work on projects that are exciting and challenging, and in technologies that are high in demand and relevant. Great mentors are something any junior software developer could hope for. People are the backbone of any successful enterprise, and Pontis is really not leaving anything to chance when quality people are in question (with the exception of myself, but hopefully my team lead and Pontis CEO won’t be reading this:)). It is a real joy and an amazing learning experience to work alongside so many creative and smart people, from sales and software development, to IT support and the HR department, while their dealing with problems and difficult tasks doesn’t diminish their sense of humor or willingness to help one another.
3. What programing language/technology do you like the most and why?
The technologies that I like the most are ASP.NET for backend services and React for frontend services. The reason that I am most comfortable with these technologies is because I’ve worked with them the most in my software development career. But now I have the opportunity to work on a cloud-based software project in Pontis, which is really exciting and a great opportunity for me because many say that that is the future of web-based technologies.
4. What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time, I like to hang out with my friends and girlfriend, do sports, read, and watch movies or tv-shows. One thing that I really like to do is go to Pub quizzes with my team “Samson in Dalila” and compete against other teams, especially against the team “Freudian slip”, in which my Pontis colleague and friend Iva Hrestak plays!