In the category “Inside Inpsyde” we show who we really are: Germany’s largest WordPress agency. The key to success are our employees, we’re convinced of that. Thanks to their excellent work Inpsyde got the status WordPress VIP partner. As we work remotely, location-independent, our clients cannot get in touch with the Inpsyde family by visiting our office (which doesn’t exist). That’s why we want to introduce our employees in this blog category. Want to know more about WordPress developer Tobias Zimpel? Just keep reading.
Tobias Zimpel is 38 years old and lives in Bielefeld, Germany.
“When I’m not programming – and I could turn one of my hobbies into a profession with that – I am probably playing songs on my keyboard and practicing for my band, going on a hike with my wife, laying sweating on the ground after a workout or watching the newest episode of Doctor Who (or a very old episode …).”
„Working at home? I couldn’t do that!” – If I got one Euro each time somebody said that to me, I wouldn’t need to work anymore. 😉 Before working at Inpsyde, I already knew both ways of working. Besides to classic office jobs, I also worked as freelancer from home. I really enjoyed that I could work within my own four walls, in my own rhythm.
However, life as freelancer was too busy and unsteady for me. And after a personal crisis, I went different ways in life. Looking back, I would describe that time as follows:
„Well, I go now, searching for myself. If I return before I came back, tell me, I shall wait for me.”
I returned rather fast. However, I had to wait for me quite a while. During that time, I worked in the sales force round about one and a half years. It’s been a time where I achieved personally a lot – as people say, detours expand your local knowledge 🙂 However, finally I stumbled about myself and went back to WordPress and into working at an agency.
My way to Inpsyde
At that time – four or five years ago – I already wanted to work at Inpsyde. But it wasn’t the right time back then. After another unsteady time period where I had a couple of jobs, I had the chance to make a re-education as IT specialist for the development of applications. I gained a lot of trust in myself and also new professional skills. And finally I realized that programming isn’t just a job, but my passion.
So I took the opportunity to become a member of the Inpsyde family. And now, after round about three months, I can tell that this has been the best decision I could make. I can participate, my ideas are heard, and I can learn new things. Within the Inpsyde team, I work much more efficient than I ever did when I worked alone. I’m so grateful that I can work from home again and that I can organize my time the way it fits most to my life.
Working at Inpsyde inspires me to further develop myself and learn new things – as a programmer, but also as a human. And after all, that’s what drives and motivates me in life!
Questions to Inpsyder Tobias:
We asked 15 personal questions of which he should at least answer five.
Which person was your hero as a child?
What’s your favorite Happy Hour drink?
What’s the TV show you never miss?
What’s your biggest vice?
Who is your favorite cartoon character?
What makes you really angry?
Which job did you do when you went to school?
What do you eat at midnight?
How many pair of shoes do you have?
Which is the last book you read?
What should be written on your gravestone?
You see things as they are and ask, “Why?”
I dream things as they never were and ask, “Why not?”