Sandi Zeher

Engineering Manager


Handyman, a self-proclaimed food critic with an enviable portfolio of Gligora’s lamb roast tasting experiences

1. Can you describe your career path?

Wow. It’s been a while when I think about it. I Started as a self-taught freelance web designer almost 20 years ago and throughout college and afterwards I made a lot of websites and applications written with different technologies but primarly combination of frontend technologies in combination with .NET stack. After graduating I worked a little bit in ecology after which I went full time to software development where I went through a decent number of software companies and many domains such as, governance, textile industry, solar energy industry, finances, banking, gambling etc. and then I landed here in Pontis technology. It’s been some ride.

2. What do you like the most about Pontis?

Pontis gave me the opportunity to start from the beginning with some of mine own ideas and this is great as I can see them grow and develop. Also, the people I work with make it a pleasure to come to the office. Oh, and the Macbook Pro is a thing of beauty.

3. Why did you choose to be a mentor?

I think it is an incredibly rewarding role. I get to pass the knowledge I have and help the people that are starting with a new tech I have experience with, but I also get to re-learn things I might have forgotten and at the same time expand the knowledge with the new things that have happened since in this technology.

4. In your opinion, what is the next big trend in the IT industry?

Definitely extended reality (XR) which combines VR, AR, MR and AI. Also, applications built on blockchain technology. AI is inevitable and it is not the future but the present. Another interesting thing is quantum programming, so definitely keep an eye on that one.

5. What is your favourite free time activity?

Playing with my kids and cleaning the mess afterwards. I also enjoy gaming and reading (currently spending time with Marcus Aurelius and his Meditations due to working with Docker J). I like to relax with Netflix but I also love fitness. A healthy mind in a healthy body!

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