In this article, we want to introduce Inpsyde WordPress Engineer Pablo Kauffman. Pablo is from Montevideo, Uruguay and currently lives in Bologna, Italy. Since February 2019, he is part of our team. Like everyone at Inpsyde, he works completely remote. That’s why Inpsyde is able to bring together the best minds worldwide in one team. You want to learn more about our team members and remote work in general? Then have a look at the blog category Inside Inpsyde.
This is Inpsyde WordPress Engineer Pablo Kauffman
Pablo is 31 years old and lives in Bologna, Italy.
“I have two great passions: gastronomy and programming. I really enjoy preparing food for others. That’s my way of showing love. It may seem kind of strange but cooking and programming have more in common than you might think. In both worlds, it is important to be a pragmatic person and a good team member. There is a term in gastronomy which is called Mise en Place which means to organize everything beforehand. If you do so, you are going to work easily. For me, this approach is also important in technology. It’s better to have everything prepared in advance in order to start working.”
How do you spend your free time?
“In my free time, I enjoy working out regularly and doing different sports. When it’s time to relax, I love reading books and watching movies. One of my favorite authors is Daniel Goleman who wrote about empathy and emotional intelligence. I also read all kinds of books about finance. Also, I love traveling. Four years ago, I started traveling around Europe. On my travel map, I record all the places I’ve already visited. I have been for example in Spain, Greece, Albania, Slovenia and Austria. I also visited Germany a few times but I hope that I can see more of this country. As you can see from my last name, my family came originally from Germany. By the way, Uruguay’s population is formed by people with different backgrounds, mainly with European origins.”
What is particularly important to you?
“One thing that I consider extremely important is doing volunteering. I donate 5% of my income to different institutions. About once a week, I do volunteer work for an organization here in Bologna which is called Antoniano onlus. What I do there, is to serve food for people in need. I appreciate that one of the main points of this institution is not only to give food to people, but also to provide a place to stay, provide counselling and help them to get a job. This work changed my mind about a lot of different topics because I get in touch with people from different backgrounds and situations which helps me to understand their problems and to have empathy.”
“I studied computer science and also gastronomy. I started both educations at the same time. After I finished my gastronomy studies, I started working on restaurants at night while studying computer science on the day. It was a busy time but also a great experience. For five years, I’ve worked for several restaurants. One of them was the Rara Avis in Montevideo, a really big restaurant. Working there was a very valuable experience because the team worked great together and acted like a big family.”
“After that I decided to start working on programming. I started working for a company as a Software Developer. After three years, they offered me a CTO position. It was a small startup company with about five members in the development team. They also commit me to be part of the company BoM (Board of Management). So, I worked there for three years as a developer and CTO. And also on the BoM, where I am still active today.”
“One thing I really liked about my previous job was that we had clients from all over the world. Part of my job was to get the requirements from different companies and I really loved that job because you don’t only have to understand the reality of other people, companies and sectors but you also have to help them finding out what they need. That was great!”
“When I moved to Italy, it was a good opportunity for me to change jobs as well. I wanted to improve my developer skills further and that’s why I’m here. At Inpsyde, I found a great place to learn!”
Pablo’s way to Inpsyde
“When I came to Italy and started looking for a job, I first didn’t find a place where I really want to work. I started thinking: OK, I will look for companies that work remotely. At the beginning, I was looking for companies that work on-sight and also would hire some people to work remotely for them. But I found out that a lot of these companies actually don’t want remote working or don’t know how to work remotely.”
“After some time, I decided to look for companies that really embrace the remote thought. That’s how I found Inpsyde. I started reading about Inpsyde and their work on different blogs and I found that all the people there were happy. Before I made my decision, I created a kind of table with a ranking of different topics that are important to me. Inpsyde was on the top of all of them! I met the team to get to know them and thought: This is a great team. I want to be a part of that. So, I decided to join Inpsyde. Inpsyde provides me a creative space to improve my skills in technology. That’s exactly what I was looking for.”
Questions to Inpsyder Pablo
We asked Pablo a few personal questions to give you the chance to learn more about him:
Which famous person was your hero as a child?
What makes you really angry?
While watching which movie did you cry the most?
Who is your favorite cartoon character?
Which job did you do when you were at school?
What is your midnight snack?
What should be written on your gravestone?
What is the best present you ever got?
If you had a super power, what would that be?
What would you grab first if your house was on fire?
What is the unhealthiest thing you do regularly?
If you found out that your present life is just a dream, would you decide to wake up?
What’s the best and worst part of your personality?
If someone gave you an envelope with your anniversary of death, would you open it?
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