KAPTÁR faces – Surján Ági

KAPTÁR faces – Surján Ági

Ági is working from KAPTÁR almost every weekday by now. She has been working for Drops as a general assistant / universal problem solver since March, so this world is quite new for her so far. Before that, she lived in South-Korea for 3 years and went to University there and worked in a „proper“ office job, but she didn’t like it. At Drops, everyone works remotely and Ági has the feeling, that she found the perfect thing for her. „I chose KAPTÁR, because a part of my team works here regularly and they recommended it. Since then, I became the one who comes here most often, I love to come here every day.” 🔸 What’s the best part of your job? The best about my job is, that I can be a part of a fantastic team and that my field of work is very various. I can learn new things every day and develop constantly. 🔸 What’s most exciting about new challenges? That I’m not bound to any place. If I want, I can do my job from a different country tomorrow, without any problems. 🔸 What did you hate most about working at home? That I constantly fell asleep on the couch, but at KAPTÁR everyone works so diligently, that I’m motivated too and therefore much more...
Exhibiton opening / Anniversary parties

Exhibiton opening / Anniversary parties

At KAPTÁR, we’re always game for a party. So when Jesper Kunuk Egede started a new exhibition, we thought we should have an opening party. In the end, it turned into a threefold celebration, as we had the opening party, a birthday party, and several anniversary parties! Budapest through a phone Jesper’s exhibition is called “Budapest through a phone” as all the pictures are snapshots taken with his cell phone. The pictures are from 2014 until now. “As with my pictures of Greenland last year, I don’t think of this as art, but as documentation of things I’ve met along the way. Budapest has everything and more, so my phone has become my closest ally in documenting my walks through the town. It’s so convenient to have it at hand, everytime something beautiful or funny comes up. I have also taken some quite disgusting pictures, but I didn’t think this was the forum for those,” he laughs. The pictures are 15 full frame shots, hung all over the office, and then there are 80 Instagram-style photos on two posters. See how many KAPTÁR members you can spot on those pictures! A birthday party Our dear Matild from KAPTÁR was also celebrating that night. It was her birthday a few days before, so what better opportunity than to have a few extra glasses of fröccs because of that. But Matild being who Matild is, she turned her focus on the third agenda of the night: Celebrating anniversaries Many member of KAPTÁR has been part of the community for several years by now and we thought it’s time to have a...
The first real home of Amigos for Children

The first real home of Amigos for Children

AMIGOS FOR CHILDREN (AMIGOS A GYEREKEKÉRT) is a charity organization of students. Their goal is to make the days of seriously ill children better with the useful tool of language learning. But also handcrafting, games and creating friendships are part of their everyday life. Sára Fábián made her dream a reality in 2014 – and the first Amigos were born. As the years went by, the team became bigger and bigger. They managed to improve the daily lives of the little patients at 5 hospitals in Budapest, and they felt the need to have a special place they would call their own. So they found KAPTÁR, where they turned into a team of 80 people over the past year. They also started to get active in the countryside, in Szeged as well. Now, after a seemingly short but eventful year, it is time to say goodbye though. Amigos got the opportunity to join the office of a foundation, where they will get support on every level, together with several similar organizations. Regarding this, I had a conversation with Sára, the founder of Amigos, about their KAPTÁR times. I asked Sára, what she thinks is important when you start such an organization. For her the real value is in the people, that’s the first thing when making decisions. When open-minded people, who are driven by a common goal, find each other, then a good community evolves easily. She tells me about their goals, which is to fit into a new community as a team in the next months and to find harmony. In the next years, they want to be...
KAPTAR Success Stories – Krisztián Zalaba

KAPTAR Success Stories – Krisztián Zalaba

Hi Krisztián, thank you for accepting my invitation! Hello Bálint, thanks for having me. ☺ First, please tell us a few things about you! What’s the most important thing, people should know about you? My name is Krisztián Zalaba, I usually just say, that I write and create online courses around the topic of awareness. Could you give us more details? What is the most exciting part for you and why? For me, it’s a very exciting, when I see that other people make progress in their lives and are inspired by my writings and the courses, so they can make decisions, take actions and try new things in their life. What is really uplifting for you? Reader’s letters and feedback have a huge impact on me. There is a questionnaire after every course, where people can give me feedback about how useful the exercises were for them. It’s nice to see what the things were, that made a change for people. In short, I can say, that I like the actual process the most when I can create something and at the same time it’s awesome to see, how it is affecting others. How did you start with this? I used to have a marketing agency with my brother for several years. After a while I noticed that I’m not really motivated anymore to get more clients, to enlarge the team. So started to discover what’s my actual „X-Men skill“, which comes from my personality and can be valuable for others. Then I started a little research within, I read books and took a deep look inside of me....
Connecting through TAPAS

Connecting through TAPAS

It was our second gastronomic experiment in KAPTÁR’s kitchen. But what was the inspiration? First of all that everyone loves to eat. Plus it would be a shame to skip any of those amazing recipes from all over the world that we can learn authentically from our community members. In these summer months the number of travelers is huge and many of them see us as their base in Budapest, so they return yearly sometimes. Some of them even occupied an own desk and became a long-term FIXIE resident to build their business in Hungary. One of them is Firdavs, who grew up in Russia. Under his guidance, we learned to make the dough for pelmenis – let’s just call them Russian Ravioli. And it sure brought us closer to the Tapas night that followed. Who else came to us, equipped with gastro experiences? Our digital ninjas, who just returned from their Nomad Cruise. With them we got the taste of the Tinto de Verano wine mix, while eating tapas and wondering with our Spanish „professionality” if we have to add sugar to the Sangria. These are the nights, where true FIXIE and FLEXIE friendships develop and ideas come up about where we should go and what we could to together next time. After long hours of working our copywriters, designers and developers appear from the KAPTÁR Happening Focus room on the other side of the street to join this night. This is the place where entrepreneurs and freelancers end up after a team work or a skype call. This is the base where they start another night out...