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...
Success Stories – Francisco Vera

Success Stories – Francisco Vera

The latest guest of KAPTÁR Success Stories is Francisco Javier Vera Gomez – the organizer of last spring’s KAPTÁR-Mexican Night and the CEO and Founder of Moradas.   Hi Francisco, thanks for accepting my invitation. Hi Balint, thanks for having me!   Can you please summarize in a few sentences what you do? Well, in a sentence, I help to improve people’s lives through software. I try to make things that can have a positive value in society and improve a way of doing things. I have a software that improves security and transparency in Mexican closed communities and I also have several apps that help lawyers and doctors with their everyday work.   Wow, that’s huge! How did you start with this? I first learned to code when I was 15. I wanted to create fun games and “impossible quizzes” about my classmates and friends with Flash. Then I learnt so much, I got to show a few tricks to my teacher.   You seem like a guy, who believes that one’s vision can be achieved with sheer force of will. Where does this motivation comes from? How do you maintain your inner balance? The secret of maintaining my inner balance is easy: I meditate every single day! As for my motivation, I’ve always had an endless thirst for new tech and love for applying it to everyday challenges, you know… This is my way to contribute to people’s happiness as much and simple as possible.   Sounds amazing! As far as I know, you’re from Mexico. Why did you move to Hungary for the first place and...
KAPTÁR faces – Zoltán Paksy

KAPTÁR faces – Zoltán Paksy

Ten years ago, I left my 18-year carrier of international advertising and managing director to work for the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) to promote sustainable forest management and the FSC certification globally from Germany. A couple of years later, I moved back to Hungary and started to work as interim marketing director and marketing consultant. Currently, I’ve been focusing on three areas. I spend a more considerable part of my time acting as a European Regional Director at  MGI Worldwide. MGI Worldwide is a global network of independent accounting, auditing and tax advising firms. The real challenge in this position is to develop and run meetings and conferences across Europe that goes beyond simple networking events, that is recognised as creative and thought-provoking. My second most significant challenge is the launch of my new services in the area of Design Thinking, Innovation Management and Customer Experience Management.  I spent the past two years in studying and gaining practice of new tools and thinking.   What is your most important life lesson, since you became a freelancer? Work in isolation makes you unhappy What was most annoying about working at home? I worked from home in the past. However loneliness spoiled my delivery. Therefore I spend minimum one day per week in a coworking place to sustain my performance and working spirit. What is the fastest way to ruin a business? Not testing our...
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...