Igloo small talk – Luka

Igloo small talk – Luka

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Making a career switch is not easy, but this is what Luka did when he decided to switch from an economy field to web development. As a Frontend developer, he found his calling, so jump into small bits and pieces about himself, his work, and his usual work day.

Tell us who you are and what you do in Deegloo.

I am Luka, formerly an economist but decided to change career direction and became a self-taught web developer. This is what I do here in Deegloo and I enjoy it.

What does your typical day look like?

I do mostly frontend development stuff, but I don’t mind taking some backend stuff, CI/CD small changes, or maybe making some simpler SQL queries. Besides that, there are some meetings 2-3 times a week, sometimes there are other colleagues that need help so I help them and of course, there are some calls or messages with clients to explain what they actually want me to do in some specific ticket.

What made you decide to develop your career in this field?

The opportunity to use your mind to accomplish something. I like intellectual jobs where you have to think and solve problems.

What drives you in your work?

Being able to program and make functional whatever I imagine in my head.

What’s the best part about your position?

Always learning something new, never getting bored, and always becoming aware of how much I still have to learn but also seeing how much I have learned.

What don’t you like about your work?

Unorganized sprints, poorly/wrongly described tasks.

What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made in your career or what ups moment you had?

The biggest mistake is not being serious about starting to do what I like the most – programming. I spent several years just to discover that programming really is my passion and really is what I want to do my entire life.

What drives you crazy about your job or your daily activities?

Not having clearly defined tasks when the client thinks that the developer should read their mind.

Which technology/tech stack do you like the most?

React is my number one. Besides that, I like good old SCSS. Currently, I work in Angular and it is also good although a bit different than React. I usually interact with Java/Spring on backend and I like it as well but Javascript world is what I like the most.

What advice would you give to someone entering this field?

Practice, practice, practice, and then projects, projects, projects. And then, guess what? Projects again. And then projects. Then try to find a good project and work on that project. And then again projects 😀

Do you have any funny or interesting stories that happened here in the company?

While on teambuilding, we were playing some games and by accident renamed Mariah Carey to Marie Curie (obviously we were drunk 😂).

Your favorite person to work with?

Gabriela and Tomislav. Both of them are smart, sharp, easygoing, and have a broad range of knowledge.

If you could compare your job/work to one movie or show, what would it be?

Sherlock Holmes 😂

If you could choose one song to go along with your job or which would make you be really in the zone while working, what would it be?

Welshly Arms – Legendary

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