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Jan. 28, 2019

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MeetMerix: Wiktor - Python Developer

Anita Soczka

Work we do every day results from our passion for software development and modern technologies. That is why people are the strength of Merixstudio. We believe that the company is people, and a good team builds better projects. Besides, every Merix folk is extremely interesting and worth to meet his/her story. We want you to #MeetMerix as well.

Internet security expert. It is the first thing on Merix folks’ minds when they think about Wiktor, who is the hero of today's’ #MeetMerix story. Wiktor works as a Python Developer, here at Merixstudio. When he's not coding, Wiktor likes to break stuff and see how they work, train field shooting, or snowboard. It’s a variety of interests! And in addition, Wiktor also finds time to take care of his little, sweet daughter and… brewing his own beer. That’s quite a combination! :) 

  • Tell us something about yourself.
    I come from Kołobrzeg, I’ve taken interest in programming about four years ago while studying in Warsaw which reminds me of a funny story. Being disappointed with my studies I’ve decided to join the local Hackerspace community. At the very beginning, I was told that no one who has joined them made it to the degree. It took me 3 months to drop out of my college, but now I’m glad I made this decision. It let me move on and find out what I actually want to do in my life.
  • What are your main responsibilities at Merxistudio?
    I work on projects in Python. This requires both decent programming skills and the ability to perform some DevOps tasks.
  • What is important to you while working?
    Ability to deliver a stable solution which is why I’m a big fan of writing decent tests.
  • Tell us something about your beginnings in the company.
    Well, I’ve made a few attempts to join Merixstudio, so it’s not that my very first resume went through the recruitment process. I had already attended some events organized by Merixstudio when I was offered a job interview, and I really liked it. 
    Wiktor as a speaker during Django Hotspot meetup
  • What have you learned while working in Merixstudio?
    I got in touch with new technologies like elasticsearch, AWS, and Docker and I got to know better tools like Celery. 
  • What do you like the most about Merixstudio?
    It’s a stable, mature company where I can work with more experienced developers, and I have a good opportunity to learn new things that are interesting to me. And the office location is perfect. 
  • What was the biggest challenge you faced while working at the Merixstudio? 
    Designing architecture for a solution in an already long-running project.
  • What cool things have you worked on at Merixstudio? 
    I liked preparing for the talk I gave during our Django Hotspot event since I’ve learned quite a few things then. 
  • When did you make a decision that you want to work in IT? 
    While studying in Warsaw as I’ve mentioned before. This came as a surprise for me since before I started learning programming on my own I rather avoided from computer-related stuff. I didn’t have a clue how things work. 
  • What do you think is most difficult (and most interesting) in your work as a Python / Django Developer? 
    Django framework takes care of lots of difficult yet mundane tasks, so there is not that much left. However, configuring services is still tricky to me though.
  • The first thing you do when you arrive at the office. 
    I switch on my laptop and make myself a coffee. 
  • iOS or Android? 
    iOS. It provides by far more secure environment in terms of apps permissions, verification and support cycle. 
    Global security update availability for smatrphones
  • What do you do in your free time? 
    I take care of my little daughter, spend time with my fiancée and learn new things. 
  • The best hero from your childhood is… 
    Tiger from Winnie the Pooh. 
  • Where is your favorite place in Poznań? 
    My home. ‘cause there is no place like ~/  ;)
    And I like entire Poznań. I’m quite a fan of the local culture.
  • Beer or vodka? 
    Beer. I brew my own.
  • Sports? 
    Snowboarding and cycling to work when it’s warm enough.
  • Dog or cat? 
    Thank you, I’m not hungry. But seriously, I have two cats. One taken off the street so to say and other from an animal shelter. 
  • Which website do you visit the most? 
    Twitter where I follow some interesting people from the world of IT.  
  • Favorite app. 
    Terminal. I do not have a favorite one on my phone. 
  • The light or dark side? 
    I like chaotic good - Han Solo fan.
  • If you could only visit one website for the rest of your life, what site would that be? 
    Hackaday.io. People post awesome projects there. I’ve even seen someone build a rocket. 
  • If you could have your dream job, what it would be? 
    Security job in Google’s Project Zero team.

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