It's time for the first 2016 edition of Twenty Question Tuesdays with TechHub Swansea.
This week, we're chatting to Daniel Vartanov, a programmer at Veeqo.
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So, over to Daniel and his 20 answers...
What is your expertise?
I'm a programmer...a backend web programmer in Ruby.
Tell us what a normal day for you looks like.
Coding. Cooking. Playing. Sleeping.
How long have you been involved in Tech?
Since my mid-teens.
What does your company do?
Veeqo develops software for ecommerce.
What role do you have now and how long have you been in it?
I am a programmer and I’ve been at Veeqo from day one - 2 years.
How did you end up in your current role?
Project by project. At first Veeqo seemed to be just another project of mine but soon turned out to be a very big part of my life.
What’s the most rewarding thing about your job, what makes it all worthwhile?
Probably watching how computers do better jobs than humans.
What are your greatest achievements to date?
Bringing Veeqo to life.
What do you do when you’re not in work?
Programming and playing video games.
Which area do you live in and how long have you been living there?
I live in Swansea. I’ve been here for two years now.
What would you like to see happen to your Tech Scene immediately and in the future?
I know how the tech scene goes... so I just have to wait until I get everything I want.
If you had to recommend one book, film or game to me, what would it be and why?
Dwarf Fortress. It’s a game that humiliates the player and makes humans understand their place.
Name three things you would take with you on a foreign holiday.
Well, since I’m not in my home country I’m on holiday every day. So, everything! All my belongings fit in just two suitcases.
Mac, Linux or PC?
Xbox, PS4, or PC (or other)?
What is your claim to fame?
I don’t claim to be famous.
If they made a film of your life, who would play you?
I just don’t know.
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
Angelina Jolie, please.
Tell us something about yourself that people wouldn’t expect.
I like Pride and Prejudice.
What's your superpower, or what's your spirit animal?
My superpower would be not to have to sleep!
Thanks, Daniel! Remember, if you want to get involved just click: I want to Play 20 Questions with TechHub Swansea!
Until next time!