Serban has joined AscentCore wanting to be part of a community, after starting his developer career as a freelancer. We sat down with him virtually to find out more about his passion for coding as well as his career growth perspectives. Keep reading to discover Serban’s professional journey and his passions outside work.
Tell us a bit about yourself: your background, personality and hobbies.
My professional background is one formed around the two buddies, HTML and CSS. Among the years, good friend JS has joined the course. I grew a lot professionally by understanding the structure of a website, how it’s brought to life, how it gains color and how it manages to get different features. I believe these things match my personality, which is sometimes creative and dreamy, and other times, realistic and pragmatic. Maybe that is why my main hobby consists of reading, which expands my mind and enriches my imagination. I am a sociable person, dedicated to establishing real & meaningful connections with people.
How did your career at AscentCore start & why did you choose to work here?
Before AscentCore, I was working as a freelancer. My career within the company started when I felt the need to be part of a community and stop being a wandering soul in the world of programming. At the beginning, I felt I might not be a good fit due to the fact that my knowledge was directed towards other areas than the company’s needs. In the end, it turned out that I can be of help and can fit in to serve some of those needs.
What is a typical workday for you?
A typical workday for me is one when I come into the office, in which I do NOT drink my morning coffee as I am uninitiated in the arts of preparing a tasty one. My morning sip of coffee is replaced by the visits of my coworkers, who motivate me to kickstart the day. Next I set my goals and to-do list for the day.
What is your favorite tech?
Technically speaking, HTML and CSS were my biggest love as I started my professional journey. Besides them was also JS, who completed this magnificent trio. I believe the three of them still remain my favorites, but lately I have discovered a lot more from the world of JS where I met the perfect help, which is React. Among these tech friends I grow and advance as a developer.
What is your favorite AscentCore value and why?
My favorite value from AscentCore is relationships. Besides the technical and professional aspect of the company, the thing I value most here is the fact that they invest so much time and energy in prioritizing this value. Whether it’s activities happening at the office or outside of it. Personally I feel more than a simple employee in the company, I feel like being part of a family, where everybody pays attention to personal needs,where everybody shows understanding and empathy in this regard, and everybody is working towards keeping the harmony within this family.
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in your role?
The most important lesson I have learned is communicating in an effective way. As I am somehow starting my professional career in my current position, it is highly important to know how to communicate things in a way that is clear and efficient. Sometimes, some troubles have appeared because of this, but I have learned to communicate much better and I am still learning.
What’s next in your career journey?
The next step in my professional journey for the upcoming period is to combine in the best way that I can, the frontend and backend worlds, in order to advance and become a Full-Stack Developer. From a work- environment perspective, I want to invest in the relationships with my project colleagues, to help the harmony and quality flow of the team