Interview with Vojtech Kletecka, Back-End Developer
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What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on?
I am trying not to have stereotypical days. In some ways, this is not entirely possible so you could often see me only looking into the computer for hours but the internet is vast and there are many great things to study or enjoy, each one of them completely different. Did you know that there was a War of the Bucket provoked by soldiers who have stolen a bucket from one well in Bologna in 1325? Or have you seen the most accurate model of DNA replication?
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
The alarm clock I guess… Oh, wait, I have noticed lately that I am able to “program” myself in the evening so in the morning I get up a little bit before my clock even rings. Quite remarkable of what are people able to do, right?
What do you like most about your job?
The greatest things about my job are the freedom and creativity. What I value the most is the possibility to come up with my own ways to solve problems and freedom to explore and choose the right technologies.
What’s your favorite quote from a film?
My favorite quote is probably from River Tam from Firefly series: “The human body can be drained of blood in 8.6 seconds given adequate vacuuming systems.”. Totally frame breaking in a given situation, scary and just a cool fact. :D
Given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?
It’s a tough question and the answer entirely depends on some presuppositions. Would I and the person remember this after switching back? As the other person, would I be able to see only their perspective, only my perspective or both?
How many apps do you have on your phone?
Well, you’ll have to define what do you mean by an application. But regardless of the definition, I don’t have a clue. I don’t use my phone often because a computer is much more versatile so I have some preinstalled stuff, some games, reader, and a terminal emulator. The emulator is quite geeky, it has many standard Linux tools like ping, tar, ssh… and even python can be installed as a package. So to answer your question, without tools in the terminal emulator the applications count is somewhere in dozens and with tools, I believe it would be in hundreds, maybe even thousands.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Definitely a chocolate, sometimes you just need a nice big bar of chocolate.
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