In the category “Work at Inpsyde” we show the people behind the WordPress VIP agency with the green leaf. In this post we would like to introduce WordPress developer Guido Scialfa.

Guido Scialfa

Guido Scialfa is a 34 years old, self-taught developer from Sicily, Italy.

Inpsyde WordPress developer Guido Scialfa works remotely.

“I always loved to sketch since I was a kid, I’ve got a degree in graphic design. But when I met the code, ya, it was a love at first sight. I’m attracted by the big names of the open source world and what open source means for the people and for the future of all of us. When I was at the university I came into contact with WordPress and, I don’t know what it was. But I was convinced that WordPress would be my way. So I left the university and spent a year to study web design and WordPress in depth.”

Searching for Challenges

“After a year and a few months I got my first real job at an agency as customer service operator (yeah that guy behind the support). One year later I quit to go to a web agency where I could express my attitude to design and the passion for code as well. But you know what? After a couple of months I got stuck in a loop, doing the same thing every day, every week every month without any improvement.”

“So, despite my wallet I decided to quit again and started a new journey as a freelancer. I had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects, where I was the one who created both, the design and the code. The best project I worked on during that period was a directory/listings theme for theme forest from scratch. I learned a lot with that project, a lot about me, about the quality of my work and the quality of the code I wanted to produce. I like spending hours to improve some of the code written during the day, resolving a little bug or just cleaning the code a little bit to make it more accessible to other developers.”

Becoming an Inpsyder

“But even the better projects started to be monotonous at some point. And when I had the opportunity to be a part of Inpsyde, the agency behind BackWPup and MultilingualPress, I applied immediately. I like being part of Inpsyde, I like the transparency and the way to be with each other. They welcomed me like a new family member. At Inpsyde I work on BackWPup, a plugin that allows website owners to sleep worry-free as the plugin makes reliable backups of WordPress websites.

When I’m not coding, I study to know how to code better and when I don’t study I read manga, watch a series or an anime or cook some japanese dish with my beautiful girlfriend. I’m deeply grateful to her, she supports my journey becoming a developer a lot.”

Questions to our new Inpsyder Guido:

We asked Guido 15 personal questions of which he should at least answer five.

Who was your hero when you were a child?
I never had a real hero but Spiderman taught me a lot.
What’s your happy hour drink?
I like sake.
What’s the TV show you miss the most?
I don’t know, I don’t have a TV.
What’s your biggest vice?
I’ve tried to remove all of my vices, but seems not possible to remove the thirst for knowledge, and the chips.
Who is your favorite cartoon character?
With no doubts, Onizuka.
What makes you really really angry?
The fingerprints on my laptop display.
Which job did you do when you were at school?
Obviously not studying.
What do you eat at midnight?
Unless I’m sleepwalking, nothing.
How many shoes do you have?
Five pairs.
What’s the last book you read?
Bushido, the Warrior way.
What should be written on your gravestone?
Code or die.
What’s the best present you ever got?
The love of my girlfriend and my family.
If you had a super power, what would that be?
I dunno, web launchers are amazing but having the ability to time travel seems good.
What’s your favorite karaoke song?
Listen to me, better don’t hear me singing.
Describe your ideal weekend.
Start at 11AM, watch an episode of fun fun function (that guy rocks), wear the shorts and the best t-shirt I have, get down to the seafront, lunch and coding until 8PM, pizza, chips and cinema with my girlfriend.

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