Teo, tell us more about your yourself and your background. And let’s make it more challenging - what if you were to use 3 words only?
I have been in love with computers since very early age. My first memory dates back to 1996, when I was 7 and I encountered a computer for the first time. I was enchanted! I have always been interested in playing with the settings and the hardware, but nobody ever showed me how software worked and what programming actually is, until I found it out on my own back in 2012. That is when I understood that this is what I want to do and I decided to dedicate all my time to learning how to code. I had some savings, so I quit my job and started learning how to code for 16-18 hours every single day. Basically it was all down to sleeping and programming. A year later I started my first job. Since then I have always had inner desire to learn new things and become better at what I do. I am attracted by the possibly most difficult tasks, because they push you to think and learn.
If I have to use only three words, I would go for four: High quality passionate developer.
What was the reason you joined Nemesis?
What attracted me to join Nemesis is maybe the reason why I started programming. What motivates me most is building something that people actually use and benefit from. When I was offered to take charge of building and developing the admin consoles of our software, I saw a great opportunity to create a tool that will ease the work of people and will make them more efficient.
Tell us more about your work at Nemesis. What do you like most and what least?
I am responsible for the development of the admin consoles that manage the whole software our company builds. What I like most is the freedom I am granted to think, discuss with my colleagues and implement new functionalities, creating high quality software the way I see it. We are not limited by some fixed brief. Instead, I have the possibility to innovate and bring actual value to the end customer.
What I don’t like in the process is actually a very important lesson for me - that building a quality product takes time. Business puts different challenges in front of our team, both - resource- and time-wise, but the drive to deliver quality and value to the end customer fast is what keep us going.
What do you do in your free time - tell us more about your hobbies?
I have a dog and I find a lot of pleasure in spending time in walks or playing together. I like spending time in the mountains, reading books or relaxing in some quiet country places. As I am dedicating all my energy to my work, I prefer spending my free time away from the modern world and all the stress, so that I can really rest.
If you could write a letter to Nemesis Software CEO which is going to reach him in five years’ time, what would you write in it?
I will write something very short, but very powerful “It was difficult, but it was worth it!”