Can you tell a little about yourself (hobbies, education, interests, etc.)
I am passionate about programming and design. Since the high school, I was very enthusiastic about web design, digital marketing, startups, coding and all that geeky stuff :)
I have graduated Technical University of Moldova, Computer Science and currently working as a CTO at a startup called Planable (planable.io), that I cofounded with my team from Moldova. We are running our startup at Spherik Accelerator and soon we will be gone to Silicon Valley, to grow our startup.
I started to use JS while writing my bachelor’s thesis as part of my project on building a real-time analytics dashboard for social media platforms and I fell in love with it. I made more small projects using different frameworks as part of my learning journey back then and with all the hype around it, I really started to consider it more and more. I finally I made a bet in my career for it. And since then I have learned a lot and enjoyed it.
What other programming languages do you know and which is your favorite?
What projects are you working on now?
I am a big fan of Meteor framework, that provides a great developer experience and has powerful abstractions and tools out of the box. Also the community around Meteor is large and very helpful. It has helped me a lot to develop the prototype of our app fast and launch, embracing Lean startup philosophy. It provides a set of tools and libraries that are coupled together, so you can be productive with it from day one and focus on the product and user market fit, rather than debugging and coupling your stack of technologies. On the front-end side, I am a big fan of React, and I love its component approach for building complex UI for web apps, that is easy to debug and reason about. Also, recently I started learning and adopting GraphQL, a Facebook library now open source, that I believe is gonna be the future data layer of apps.
Is there anything else you’d like to say?
Programming is fun, but gets especially interesting when you are trying to solve real world problems with it. Find what you love in the IT ecosystem and try to work on real world problems, challenges, startups and your motivation will go over the roof.