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Valentin

Full Stack Developer

1 year at Flexi IT

I’ve always liked math and logic. Solving complex problems has been my favorite activity since childhood. So, when it came to choosing a professional path, I started looking for an area that would allow me to apply my skills and realize my potential to the fullest. It turned out that IT is just a perfect fit.


I know that many programmers prefer to build software solutions from scratch and don’t want to take up projects at the later stages of development. But this is not my case. Projects in progress indeed have much more restrictions since some crucial decisions were made by other teams and there are a lot of aspects that are hard to change. Yet, this is exactly what makes the task interesting for me.


I love my job. So it’s not easy for me to imagine what profession I could have chosen if programming hadn’t been an option for some reason. But I think it would be something that requires taking full responsibility for everything I do. At Flexi IT, I can see how my decisions influence the entire project so I can feel that I’m a co-creator of a product. 


Besides coding, I enjoy history, sports, and active rest. I also dream of visiting the US one day. Hopefully, I’ll do this in the near future.  

Roma

Full Stack Developer

4 years at Flexi IT

My friends pushed me into programming but I naturally found it very interesting to see how sites are made, so they did not have to persuade me for too long. During this time, I also had the opportunity to become a cinema technician and this topic still fascinates me to this day, so I've kept it as a hobby.

Self-education and full concentration are the most important qualities of a programmer. With so much information I need to take in every day, I don’t focus on any particular sites, I’m just interested in the end result.

In my free time I like to switch off and play on my game consoles and read new books, especially detective stories; I find it interesting to see how the course of many events leads to the ending and I love how intertwined everything is. I'm impressed with how it's written.

Favorite movie

16 Blocks

Robert Lee Zemeckis

Favorite book

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket

Favorite music

Clair De Lune

Claude Debussy

Aleksey

Head of Development

5 years at Flexi IT

My way into programming turned out to be quite difficult but very interesting.

The first programs I wrote in school years were on Pascal, it was very exciting and unusual. The most unusual thing was that when you write something in a text editor and only after the successful launch of the program, you get the desired result.

Later on, I studied Technology of Aviation Engines at university. There were a lot of interesting and complex subjects, but one of them brought me back to the path of programming. Then we developed small programs for optimising the workflow in Visual Basic. The study of this subject was easy, because I already had a basic knowledge of programming.

After university, some of my friends started working in the field of web development, while I was working on a specialty at an aviation plant. One day, one of our disputes made me think about changing my profession to a web developer.

One of my principles in life is: "The quality of the task should never suffer from a lack of time or knowledge."

The world of programming is very deep and creative. Over time, you realise that in the past, you didn’t find the most optimal solution for accomplishing a particular task for lack of knowledge and experience. That's why I often educate myself by reading the trends of modern technologies and analyse the previously written code.

I often have to evaluate tasks. This is probably the most difficult part in my work because a biased assessment can let the customer down, but the quality of the task should not suffer from tight deadlines.

For me, personal communication with the client is so important. When you understand what the client wants to achieve, it becomes much easier to offer solutions and lead the development.

Most of all I do not like routine. Therefore, I am very glad that our projects are always different. The tasks are varied and the needs of clients are mixed, which makes my work exciting and fresh.

1
dog
1
son
1
country planning to visit in the near future (USA)
5
new songs listened to per day
3750
kilometres swam in my life
141040
kilometres spent driving my car

Favorite movie

The Fast and the Furious

Rob Cohen

Favorite music

Radio Roks

Online radio

Olena

Sales Manager

7 months at Flexi IT

Once I decided to change my life and getting into IT was the most tempting option. A lot of my friends had already been working in this field. So I wanted to “join the club”.

I like software development because the industry is very dynamic. I’m an active girl too, it’s rather hard for me to stand still so the vibes totally matched. Besides, my role in projects assumes a great amount of communication with team and client representatives. I’m very sociable so it’s just a piece of cake for me. 


If someone asked me what contributes to project success the most, I would say it's a good relationship. That’s why I invest a lot of resources into promoting a friendly work environment. I believe that helping others in the office not only makes us a better team but also makes us better people.


I also think that I’m a good problem-solver and this skill helps me resolve most of the work-related challenges. I like researching and getting to the very core of the problem. An opportunity to learn about something new all the time is among the things that excite me about my job the most. 


When I’m not at work, I usually spend time with my son, friends, or Yorkshire Terrier. I love the sea and dream of visiting many countries on different continents.

Eugenia

Managing Partner

5 years at Flexi IT

I started my career as a web designer. I live in Zaporizhia and I love this city very much, but it is rather grey. So I really wanted to create beauty at least on my screen. My friend pushed me towards a design career. He wanted to make an online shop and needed a logo, so he asked me for help and then away I went...

Expertise in this area is the ability to quickly adapt, not to get lost when things change and many do not understand this. It’s not possible to do the same thing for a long time because needs and trends change quickly.

In my free time I like trying new things. New hobbies, visiting new places, trying new and interesting dishes and meeting new people. I love my friends and consider them to be part of my family. We have been friends for 11 years and they make life easy and so much fun.

My family are always my inspiration and being surrounded by such wonderful people makes me a happy person. I can't forget about my dog! He keeps me fit and makes me smile.

1
dog
2
personal projects
2
best friends
15
books listened to per year
17
books read per year
23
activities sport and arts I've tried
1825
times I find myself in crazy situations per year

Favorite movie

The King's Speech

Tom Hooper

Favorite song

Dream On

Aerosmith

Mariya

Full Stack Developer

2 years at Flexi IT

I started programming because I wanted to prove to myself that I can do it. And when I did, it was just too late to stop. 


People often say that I’m a natural perfectionist and I think it might be true. For me, it’s important to know that everything in a system is done right. So when I see some issues beyond a client’s request, I always suggest improving them too. I’m also persistent so I never quit in the middle of the task or project. It’s true that finding a solution to a problem might be challenging but nothing is impossible. 


Previously, I worked as a software development team lead for another company and I liked it. I’m not afraid of taking on responsibility or being in charge of the core part of a project. My ability to notice details, understand the dependencies, and think critically has always assisted me in doing my work. Plus, I think of myself as a quite scrupulous person which is a helpful characteristic for almost any profession.


In my spare time, I like reading books, cycling, and meeting with my friends. And, of course, I adore my son. 

Irina

Project Manager

2 years at Flexi IT

Every year for the last 20 years I've re-read Daniel Kiz's book "Flowers for Algeron." This gives me a good understanding about how I've changed throughout the year.

Sharing my knowledge, skills and experience is integral to my work. It is very important that not only the developer understands the essence of the task, but also the client is aware of how we will implement the process, then our actions and the clients' expectations will coincide.

I enjoy being out of my comfort zone because it helps me deal with pressure and I try to apply this into my work; even in a stressful situation, it allows me to propose solutions.

I like to spend as much time as possible being active and that includes playing volleyball and doing yoga.

1
person I've taught to drive
3
English books read this year
4
beach volleyball competitions
350
movies watched per year
1000+
times I've been told thank you
15
times relocated (different countries and cities)

Favorite movie

Requiem for a Dream

Darren Aronofsky

Favorite book

Flowers for Algernon

Daniel Keyes

Favorite music

Pretender

Foo Fighters

Viktor

Project Manager

4 years at Flexi IT

When people do programming for a long time, their thinking starts to work differently. My task as a project manager is to help to find common ground between a client and a programmer, so that the programmer understands the task and the client understands what the team is working on. I always stand at the junction of two worlds. During my career I've learned how to quickly switch between tasks and re-arrange my style depending on whether I'm meeting a client or a programmer.

Programming is a very streamlined processes in your head and it helps to think more logically. At some point, this magic just happens by itself, it is very difficult to explain.

I try to spend my free time with my family. I also love to read, listen to audiobooks and audio performances. I like the cold season more because I find it more intense to cope with the heat. Therefore, walking in the fall or winter with an audiobook is very relaxing.

10
words a week I teach my son
20
audio books listened to
30
books read per year
10,000
steps walked every day

Favorite movie

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

James Francis Cameron

Favorite book

Lord of the Rings

J.R.R.Tolkien

Favorite music

Show Must Go On

Queen

Roman

Full Stack Developer

3 years at Flexi IT

I was one of those children who would disassemble their toys because they're interested to see what's inside. Later on in life, my favourite show became How it Works. Now I look at all this like it was practice.

To program well you need to look at someone else's code and be able to understand it. Understanding someone else's code is a great quality. When you read a book, you see the character created by the writer through their actions, but in programming I look at the course of a person’s thoughts through their code. But of course, I prefer projects built from scratch.

In my free time, I play the guitar and I also love cycling and hiking.

I also experiment on my projects, checking out new technologies. The computer in my house is like a garage for car enthusiasts; I experiment there, I fantasise and try new ideas.

0
negative references from clients
2
minutes to solve a Rubik's cube
7
days a week waking up at 7am
8
Wordpress projects I've made from scratch
30
books read per year

Favorite movie

Interstellar

Christopher Nolan

Favorite book

Foundation

Isaac Asimov

Favorite music

Kasabian

Club Foot

Vlad

Web Developer, Co-Founder

6 years at Flexi IT

My older brother is also a programmer. I remember watching him work and I thought "I want to do this." When it came to choosing a profession I knew I wanted to go into programming.

Although a lot of my role at Flexi IT is managing a team, I continue to program in order not to lose the skill. We are building a mentoring system in a company where employees who are more experienced help those who have skills to learn and this motivates me to keep up with programming because I can pass on my knowledge to others.

In my line of work, I have seen people with no experience excel purely because they have the desire and determination to achieve great results in this field. Therefore, I will always motivate those who really want to create and are not afraid to start a new challenge.

Outside of work I try to spend as much time as possible doing sports and enjoying nature. Sometimes I think about the fact that if I hadn’t been engaged in development and programming then I would like to lead hiking adventures. I like to explore new paths, some that are undiscovered by others, and my dream would be to become a pioneer in this field.

6
years of experience
7
visited countries
8
siblings and cousins
30
years old
100
books read/listened to per year
234
types of beer tried

Favorite movie

The Last Samurai

Edward Zwick

Favorite book

Forrest Gump

Winston Groom

Nikita

Full Stack Developer

3 years at Flexi IT

If you can not compete with the system you need to lead it. The more the world develops, the more people try to automate everything. Do what's convenient for yourself.

I like to automate things that are around me. Where programming is concerned, if you do a lot of repetitive actions then you're doing something wrong.

In my free time I love to play board games with my friends. I like people with a good sense of humour and I'm someone who approaches situations with humour, it helps a lot at work.

Favorite movie

The Taming of the Scoundrel

Franco Castellano Giuseppe Moccia

Favorite book

The Red and the Black

Stendhal (Henri Beyle)

Favorite music

Time to Say Goodbye

Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli

Bohdan

Web Developer, Co-Founder

6 years at Flexi IT

My friend Vlad, who worked as a programmer at the time, pushed me into the same profession a few years ago because he felt I had the right skills for this.

I like when I know every line of code on a project. This is very important when you need to fix something quickly.

Before creating Flexi IT, I used to work for other companies. I found that there wasn't a lot of growth available for programmers and that's why I wanted to build Flexi IT. My focus was to form a company where programmers could influence the development process and not work on ready-made patterns. For me, if you let people take responsibility for their work, they make better code and this means more initiative, making the project more viable.

I love to be among people in crowded places. There is a stereotype that programmers are detached introverts but I don't agree. When people spend a lot of time working with a machine, it can become difficult to express their thoughts in a social manner. When I first noticed this, I put emphasis on more communication with people because in a workplace, you have to be able to work with others.

3
years spent working on one project
3
years driving experience
5
years experience
854
commits since last year
6
coffee cups drank per day
4
hours per day playing guitar

Favorite movie

Forrest Gump

Robert Lee Zemeckis

Favorite music

Unforgiven

Metallica

Anton

CEO, Co-Founder

6 years at Flexi IT

I love responsibility. Taking full ownership of my work means I'm in control of what my day will be like tomorrow. This means stability and a manageable workload, and it's all down to me.

Web development always stimulates and I'm constantly learning. I try to keep our processes mobile and this helps me understand new technologies that develop every year. After all, if you don't keep up with the times, then you will be left behind.

During my time at Flexi IT, I have carefully curated a team of people with various skills and talents to keep on top of an ever-changing world of technology. Good technology is one thing, but you need people who understand the craft. I make sure all members of the team understand how important they are in making every project a success because I can't do it without them. In my free time I enjoy the outdoors, seeing family and of course, travelling.

1
cat
2
startups besides Flexi IT
210
hours a year doing yoga
3
new countries to be explored very soon
152
hours sweating in the gym per year
750
IT articles read per year
2530
hours per year spent developing at Flexi IT
2638
hours devoted to myself, my family and close friends

Favorite movie

Billions

TV series

Favorite book

The Godfather

Mario Puzo

Favorite music

Na Nebi

Okean Elzy

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