KAPTÁR faces – Zita Sagáth

KAPTÁR faces – Zita Sagáth

Zita is a psychologist and recruits manpower for other countries as an HR-professional. If you’re looking for work, don’t hesitate to contact her. And if your soul is in pain, don’t hold that back either. What is the best part of your job? Usually, the best part of people’s work is when they go home. But working from KAPTÁR it’s a completely different story. I can hardly get myself to leave. I work the way I want, I always have a different „work partners“ sitting next to me, I can meet lots of people and KAPTÁR’s location is amazing as well. What did you hate most about working from home? I felt like Robinson without a Friday, most of all on Fridays! :) What have been your best/funniest KAPTÁR moments so far? Playing Bingo, pancakes, the drinking nights, the massages, great conversations in the kitchen and of course the leftover muffins after some...
KAPTÁR faces – Ciaran Foley

KAPTÁR faces – Ciaran Foley

Ciaran is from Cork, Ireland, but has spent a most of his life in New York and Florida. His wife is from Budapest so he has been to Budapest almost every year for the past 20 years. 2 years ago he moved to Budapest full time with his wife and 2 children so that the children could learn Hungarian and talk to their Hungarian grandparents. There isn’t much chance to learn Hungarian outside of Hungary ;) Their children, now 6 & 2.5, both speak English and Hungarian fluently. What are your favorite KAPTÁR moments? The community lunches and the little parties that happen every now and then. What is your most important life lesson since you became an freelancer? Learn how not to give a F*!$. Stress will kill you. Learn how to live a stress free life and you will be happy & productive. Most of us are lucky in that we can choose employers. If a job is stressing you out you need to change jobs. Work on your terms. What was the most frustrating thing about working at home? Forcing a seperation between work time and home time. At the beginning I was working from home in Florida for a company in New York and I ended up renting an office because I just could not work from my house. I kept getting distracted. In the 10 years I’ve been remote I’ve never worked from...
KAPTÁR faces – Francisco Vera

KAPTÁR faces – Francisco Vera

Francisco is a Mexican entrepreneur with a technical background, software developer. He traveled for almost two years as a digital nomad until Budapest finally got him to stay. He is slowly learning Hungarian while exercising, working, meditating, yoga, etc. Long story short: he loves learning and pushing himself.   What are you most proud of in your life? My never-ending search to push my spiritually, health, relationships, and career (in that order) while being very happy with the present moment and what I have accomplished. What is the best part of your job? Once in a while, I realize the thousands of lives that my work has had the chance to improve in a small way every day.   What is your most important life lesson, since you became an entrepreneur? Success and failure will both come. Keep on working. Enjoy and learn from both.   What are the biggest milestones in your life? Dedicate my abilities and resources into making as many people as possible more grounded and mentally healthy. Using tech, of...
KAPTÁR faces – Péter Bakonyi

KAPTÁR faces – Péter Bakonyi

I’ve been working for my ex-company for more than 5 years now (a company dealing with film licenses etc. and seated only 50 meters away from here) and time has come for a chance to find something different, more interesting. We’d known each other with Áron for a long time now and therefore I’ve been following Kaptár’s story also since it’s opening and I was very much sympathizing how passionately it’s been founded and run since. We had a few chats earlier and ended up with the positive conclusion of giving us a try working together. Plus stayed close to Basil Ica just to make sure. :) What were your funniest/best KAPTÁR moments? First things first, my new colleagues are great. Then it is always fun to accidentally meet old friends in KAPTÁR which already happened a few times over the week, and also, the openness of people around here is super. What is the best part of your job? That it is new, full of challenges and learning plus that I can get to know new people. What was the most annoying about working at home? That I have never had the chance to do such a thing. :) I started at Kaptár just this week and none of my previous jobs offered such an option before. Maybe here I’ll have the chance to...
KAPTÁR success stories – Dani Farkas

KAPTÁR success stories – Dani Farkas

Today’s guest of KAPTÁR Success Stories is Dani Farkas, the founder of Drops and one of KAPTÁR’s original inhabitants. His application has already been the „Application of the Day“ in several countries and platforms several times and lately, TechCrunch released an interview with the team about introducing the latest language – Hawaiian. Thank you for following our invitation as well, Dani! How has all of this started?   Thank you for the opportunity! This whole startup thing has started 5 years ago, but back then, it didn’t even have the name Drops. Drops itself is 3 years old. By now, we’ve managed to grow to a remote team of 13 – we have colleagues in the US, Russia and Great Britain amongst others, and of course here in Hungary.   What is Drops exactly? How is it different than Duolingo for example? Drops is an app for learning and growing vocabulary. We think a language is a living thing, a type of communication. Therefore, we don’t believe, that just an application can teach you a language. And for this reason, we’ve already decided at the beginning, that we only want to have a piece of this market. And we’ve gotta admit, it’s not just an important part of language learning, but also a nice challenge. Currently, we teach 31 languages. Of course, we want to enlarge the offer, but with this, we’re already amongst the 5 most popular language learning apps worldwide.   And Hawaiian is the newest of those 31 languages… Yes, this was very exciting by the way. It started as a gag, but it turned really...
David AhDoot – KAPTÁR faces

David AhDoot – KAPTÁR faces

I’m a software developer from Los Angeles, California, though I’ve been a digital nomad for 18 months now. After spectacularly failing to learn Spanish during my 8 months in South America, I’m now failing to learn all of the European languages I’m encountering at a world-class pace.   What is your most important life lesson, since you became a nomad? Say yes to (almost) everything! What is the best part of your job? I’m a software developer and the thing that most people don’t realize about software development is that it can be quite artistic. Not in the traditional sense of the word, but in that there is a lot of creativity and elegance involved in writing good code. Despite not having a traditional “artistic” stretch of DNA in my cells, this brings me satisfaction almost every day. What were your funniest/best KAPTÁR moments? When Matild thought my name was Diarrhio...