KAPTÁR face – Rotem Farkas and Szabina Szigyártó

KAPTÁR face – Rotem Farkas and Szabina Szigyártó

Rotem Farkas is an entrepreneur in the cyber software business. He moved to Hungary to open their first development centre in Europe. As the company grew he decided (for multiple reasons) to relocate the Hungarian employees elsewhere, and since he likes it here Rotem decided to stay (since it doesn’t really matter from where he works as the teams are scattered across 8 countries). Szabina coordinating local back office and administration at the company. With her boss, Rotem, they’ve joined the community just one month after the brand new FIXIE space’s launching. Rotem:   What is the best part of your job? As CTO, I’m in charge of designing/architecting our products and face the biggest technology challenges we get.. dealing with technology challenges has always been an hobby of mine and making a carrier out of it can’t get better :) What is the fastest way to ruin a business? There’s a saying “Trust is good but control is better” trusting the wrong people while also not supervising their work is the fastest way down.   Szabina: What was disturbing you the most about working from home? For me, the worst thing in working from home is being lonely. Days grow longer and you just miss the energy others can give you. There are also some pros but on the long run, I am sure it’s not the best solution. What excites you the most in your new challenges? The thought if I am capable of executing everything right. I am very curious by nature in general so all new challenges bring me lots of excitement. I love to...
KAPTÁR face – ANDOVAR team

KAPTÁR face – ANDOVAR team

We opened our new FIXIE space in June. From the new members, we’re happy to introduce the eclectic Andovar team. They built a global translation and localization company with 7 offices across the continents. They provide turnkey services in localizing software, documentation, mobile games/apps, e-learning courses, websites, and broadcast media. Working in over 80 languages they serve clients such as Uber, Agoda, KPMG, Spotify, Hyatt, SONY, and 300+ others. Their new Budapest office, here at KAPTÁR is staffed with Business Development, Project Management and Account Management teams to better serve European clients in their time zone. We’re very happy to be able to welcome them at KAPTÁR: ladies first from the left: Anna Teixidor, Vera Tanwongprasert, Hilda Veress, Khushboo Mathur, and the gentlemen: Russell Winterbotham, Conor Bracken, Tamás Sajó, Ivan Tutka and Dániel...
KAPTÁR face – Valdemar Norsker

KAPTÁR face – Valdemar Norsker

I’ve always felt very restless and never understood why or how people could accept the mundane life of, spending most of their time working a job they didn’t like and go home to a wife they didn’t care for. Recently I’ve discovered that my restlessness probably comes from ADHD, but I wouldn’t want to have it differently because it’s been fuel for some many amazing experiences. For example, when I was younger I started working with a dating coach and travelled to Europe and the US with him for 10 months. So now my focus is really on how I can work towards a future where my excitement for life is not compromised by my job or the people I hang around!   What excites you most about new challenges? Proving to myself that I can do them, or even just the confidence gained by trying What was most annoying about working at home? The loneliness and restlessness from staring into the world an entire day What are you most proud of in your life? -The number of amazing people I’ve met from different places that I get to call friends I chose Kaptar because I quite simply read that it was the best coworking space in Budapest. I then remembered messaging Aaron and getting a great impression from him. He seemed like a sincere guy, so I ended up choosing Kaptar without checking out any other coworking place, can’t say that I regret doing...
KAPTÁR face – Ákos Hamar

KAPTÁR face – Ákos Hamar

Please introduce yourself in a few lines. What are you doing now?   Being an architect my work is focused around the digital transition of all processes and procedures of the construction industry that is usually referred to under the nickname BIM (Building Information Modeling). This topic is receiving huge attention in Hungary and worldwide as well. The core goal of my everyday work is the simplification of complex processes, execution of their successful adaptation and reaching optimal return of all efforts put into such digitalization.   What is the best part of your job?   Clearly the best part of my job is receiving the responses of satisfied clients after the closing of successful projects: when you manage to save USD 2 million in the construction process of a hospital in the US or the construction of a school in Sweden ends a month earlier than scheduled with the amount of building waste reduced significantly – due to the application of the necessary digital services and tools.   Can you please tell us why did you choose KAPTÁR?   Home office is a great opportunity I have, however being a fresh father it’s not always the simplest. And these are the days when you can find me by the KAPTÁR coffee machine or in a hidden corner where laptop monitors cover me so much that it took half a year to a coworker fellow of mine to realize on a KAPTÁR thematic party, that: “Hey!! You are Hungarian...
KAPTÁR faces – Precognox team: Gábor Gelencsér and Károly Kása

KAPTÁR faces – Precognox team: Gábor Gelencsér and Károly Kása

We are the Budapest team of around thirty employees of a software engineering company called Precognox. Our main task within the company is to help clients retrieve quality user data from written text that can be transformed into useful information to the users by way of search and visualization.    Most important life experience since you became a coworker? Gábor: Liverpool is nicer and less rainy as it is said to be by many. Karesz: to experience – as an introvert – again and again, that whenever I speak to somebody I never met before turns out to be something actual and exciting, becomes something interesting and good.   What’s the best part of your job? Gábor: Getting to try out new software and making them better and more flawless. Karesz: when I get to see our colleagues develop through participating in projects. The most uplifting result for me is when someone in our team takes higher responsibilities and executes with more independence with each and every new challenge he/she faces compared to his/her previous self.   What do you find the most exciting in new challenges? Gábor: Discovering the unknown. Karesz: if under new challenge we understand problems that our clients facing than it is very exciting how we unfold the best solution for the problem and how our clients also start to see and understand that our solution will shortly provide ultimate relief to their “pain”.   Could also share with us in one sentence why you chose KAPTÁR? Our decision was based on the option that we can find an available, quiet meeting room for our...