Q&A: Get to know a Software Minder!

Software Minders come from diverse backgrounds and can be found across the globe. We have common values, but different experiences and opinions. We’re proud of the amazing talents we have and want to shine the spotlight on our team, one Software Minder at a time. 

Q&A: Get to know a Software Minder!

Piotr getting ready to catch up with a client in California

1. Could you tell us about yourself and what you like most about what you do, in a few sentences? 
I’ve been interested in computer science since I saw a computer for the first time. In primary school I coded in Pascal, then switched to Delphi, finally to c#. Javascript is ok in my book (did some node.js and angular development). I switched my career to management because I noticed a big gap between the business perspective and IT crowd perspective. Thought I could help to close it a little bit. Still trying…

2. Why do you believe in Software Mind’s ability to engineer impactful software? 
I believe in Software Mind’s ability to create better developers.

3. What gets you most excited about starting your workday?
Having a problem to solve. Singular. Trying  to tackle too many problems at once will make you miserable, not motivated 😉

4. Why is it important to work for a company that provides purpose and encourages development? 
Why do things that do not have purpose (that you are aware of) and which do not help you learn from what you are doing (yes, you get paid but also you “lose” 1/3 of your life working)?

Piotr with Software Minders in California. L- R: Xavier, Wojciech and Grzegorz


5. What’s your favorite part about being on the Software Mind team? 
Being part of a team with great people.

6. What are the highlights of your job? 
Emails? Kidding. Meeting new people and solving problems (the later hasn’t changed since my early days as a developer)

7. If you could only listen to one song while you work, which one would you choose? 
Anything by Dead Can Dance (great “work music”. Seriously)

8. Best snack while working?
Wasabi peanuts (makes you as sharp as a razor)



Checking out San Francisco Bay with Software Mind CEO Grzegorz

9. Describe your job in 3 words.
Mistake, learn, repeat

10. What’s the worst thing you’ve spilled on your laptop? 
Ha, I’ve never spilled anyth… oh wait. Cuba libre.

11. Most used app on your phone? 
Facebook, GraphicAudio (SF audio books), inPost

12. Describe the rest of your career in 5 words.
We will do amazing things

13. Edison or Tesla? 
Graham Bell

14. Tabs or spaces? 
Spaces, take one step at a time instead of one big leap in an unknown direction


Taking a break with Xavier

15. Which animal would do your job the best? 
Eeee… a parrot?

16. Is the battery half full or half empty?

Half full, I charge it quite often 😉

17. Favorite show to binge watch?
Old anime TV series (90s and early 00s)

18. What words do you overuse? 
Sunshine, basically

19. Is it ok to put pineapple on pizza? 
Oh yes. I love Hawaiian-style pizza.




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