"It is said that 'Go alone if you want to go fast, or go with friends if you want to get far' - and considering most of the people I have met in the company, I work with friends."
Petro Sinkevych first encountered programming at the University of Lviv, where he studied at the Institute of Wood Technology. There he became familiar with a range of computer programs, in script writing for example, which saved time and prevented performing the same repetitive work over and over again. That's when he first felt that he was using the computer for a greater purpose and making his life easier.
Since then, this idea has guided him in his daily work - to use technology to make every day work easier and to perform repetitive tasks so that you can focus on your creative work. This is how he operated while working as an upscale furniture designer, photographer, and eventually as a Frontend Developer at Etteplan’s office in Katowice, Poland.
Petro became interested in the IT world after moving to Poland. What pulled him towards the frontend? Petro uses his experience with other passions such as photography, they have taught him to be abstract and look for ways to make his daily work easier utilizing programming skills. In his own words, it was a kind of life iteration for him - a "proof of concept" that turned into a profession.
"The most important thing for me is to improve myself every day. As an employee, as a friend, as a frontend developer."
Working at Etteplan in the frontend team means constant development. By being open to discussions, the team can bring up topics that are new to them and learn from each other through open dialogue. The project Petro is currently working on allows him to test and verify new solutions. If there is a problem, he has the tools and network to expand his knowledge and find the right solution on his own or with his team.
When asked what his passion is, Petro replies that everything he does, he does with passion.
"I worked as a designer, so I have a better sense of aesthetics and 'table order.' For me, everything has to be 'in its place'."