Name some learning means that guide your career path.
To continually improve my professional skills, I prefer watching video tutorials and attending presentations. I attend presentations starting with internal Pass it On's, Connect IT meetups and Tech Flow events. I also attended a few Ted Talks in the past.
Along the years, one quote guided my professional experience, and I stand by it today as well:
"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere." ― Albert Einstein
Tell us more about yourself outside of work.
Outside of work, I'm a gamer at heart, an aspiring cook, a Star Wars Lego collector and an anime aficionado. I've been gaming on PC since childhood. Since joining Endava, I've built a beast of a PC to game on. I like challenging games like Dark Souls, but I play anything new that releases.
I love to cook to de-stress, and my favourite pass-time is baking cakes and sweets. I've been baking for a few years now, and from what feedback I've received, it's pretty good.
I've been building LEGOs almost my entire life. Of course, with age, the complexity of each construction increased. I'm always on a lookout for the next best thing to add to my collection. My most valuable LEGO possession is the UCS Millennium Falcon, Han Solo's Spaceship that was used to help the Resistance in the Star Wars movies. It took more than 24 hours to build, but the result was worth the effort.
I'm also one of the leaders of the Anime Culture Club, a club for watching, presenting and discussing Japanese culture and Animation.
What advice would you give yourself if you were starting work at Endava today?
If I were to start again, I would tell myself "Seize every opportunity". Endava gives you multiple occasions to expand your professional and social skills, enabling you to work with people from diverse and vibrant cultures. Also, you can attend various technical and fun events that create the perfect environment to learn and spend quality time bonding with your team.