Welcome on board to Valter
Could you start by explaining how you ended up at craftworks?
I was looking for an environment that emphasized collaborative, open team culture, knowledge exchange and closer relationships. That was the most important factor and when looking for a new position this was unfortunately not always the case in the past. Then I applied at craftworks and from the first interview I had a very positive impression of craftworks and I knew I wanted to work here.
What about craftworks do you like the most?
From day one people accept you in a very warm, respectful way. I like that people are supported if they want to branch out into other roles, the door is open for that. So you are not stuck in the same role which is really exciting and important for motivation. The onboarding process is very well organized, a lot of people engage with you so you get to know the different aspects of craftworks..
Could you tell us more about your position at craftworks and what you enjoy the most?
I'm a front-end engineer. So far I have already worked on some smaller onboarding tasks. Communication here works very well so that makes day-to-day tasks easier to manage, I feel I am able to be productive and autonomous.
How do you prefer to start your day?
With coffee! And by organizing my day. I plan my daily tasks because it gives me a sense of order. Reading articles is also a good way for me to start the day.
How do you go about continuing to develop your professional skills and knowledge?
I stick to a learning plan and work on fundamentals. Getting feedback from more experienced colleagues is also really important. And of course - loads of practice!
Could you tell us more about yourself? For example: what are your hobbies and where do you like to spend your time most?
I really enjoy watching movies and TV shows. My recent obsession is chess, I've become obsessed with the game. I read books quite a bit and enjoy a broad range of music genres.
Which book would you recommend reading and why?
I think it would be Three Body Problem, the well-known Chinese sci-fi novel. It is loaded with imagination and it explores a lot of important topics.
What movie have you seen recently and would you prefer to watch it again?
Donnie Brasco, I have seen it a dozen times and will watch it many more times.
What’s one thing you’re learning now, and why is it important to you?
Right now I am focusing on Angular because it's the framework we use here and my past experience is mostly with React so it is a bit of a challenge to learn “the ways” of Angular. I am also getting more and more into RxJS, functional-reactive programming is really exciting.
Could you please tell us more about your educational career?
My formal education background is not in computer science, but humanities and social sciences. After finishing my education path, a research career path was not very appealing to me, mostly due to huge insecurity. So on the advice of a friend I started getting into web development topics bit by bit. Discipline paid off, I have been learning and practicing ever since, trying to get better.
3 short questions:
Coffee or tea?
Tell me one place you always wanted to travel to?
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
Thank you, Valter!
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