What’s your earliest tech-related memory?
Probably hooking up a gaming station – in Russia, we had Dendi, like a pirated version of Nintendo, so I hooked it up by myself.
Describe your day-to-day routine, if you have one.
Wake up and make coffee – I grind my own beans, I put it in the Moka, and have a look at the news.
People who work with tech can be superstitious. Do you have a favourite computer superstition or ritual that probably doesn’t work – but you still do it anyway?
I take out my frustrations on my keyboard – smack it a couple of times, and shake it. That seems to work. That said, I’m not really superstitious – but I do follow the older tech rules.
Who is your professional hero?
I don’t really have a hero. I find that people worship these tech entrepreneurs but I don’t like how they get to their position.
How did you end up working at Cleverbit?
I was juggling studying at University and working part-time. Once I finished my University course, I decided to work full time. I joined Cleverbit because it seemed the most down to earth, and both of the founders seemed really involved in the business.
Is there a project that you’ve worked on at Cleverbit that really stood out to you for whatever reason?
So far I’ve only worked on one large project; what’s really stood out to me is optimising the way the project sends out bulk emails for employees. I was given the task to try and speed up the process.
What’s the office culture like at Cleverbit?
We’re very multicultural, so I like the fact that we work together so well; everyone’s super friendly and chill.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Probably a chef!