KAPTÁR face – Jonathan Patrick

KAPTÁR face – Jonathan Patrick

I chose KAPTÁR because of the strong community and because it felt not only like a cozy and friendly environment to work, but also to meet some great new people. Through KAPTÁR, I met some great friends who made Budapest feel like a real home to me!   What are the biggest milestones in your life?   My most recent big milestone has been the journey I started earlier this year – to build 20 startup experiments in a year, and share the process in public. It’s been tough, and I still have a way to go, but along the way I’ve learnt how to build full-stack web apps, have written 6 essays and picked up 2,000 users of my products! You can follow the journey here.   What excites you most about new challenges?   What excites me most about new challenges is having to learn something totally new and grow in the process of doing so. I’m a big fan of testing my limits and a strong believer that anyone can learn something new, they just have to commit the energy, time and enthusiasm to it. Regardless of whether the challenge is won or not, you always walk away with new knowledge or experience, which makes it worth it.   What are you most proud of in your life?   One of the things I’m most proud of is running the Uganda International Marathon – a hill marathon under the heat of the African sun. The craziest part was that I hadn’t run in more than 5 years… but I signed up to force myself to start...
KAPÁR face – Justin Butlion

KAPÁR face – Justin Butlion

My name is Justin Butlion. I’m 35 years old and was born and raised in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Today I’m working as an analytics and business operations consultant for online-based companies. A year and a half ago I left Tel Aviv where I had been living for 3 years (I immigrated to Israel when I was 19) and became a minimalist and digital nomad. Since then I’ve travelled to 10 countries including Thailand, Colombia, Greece and Costa Rica. My passions include football (Chelsea FC), poker, learning new things, and of course data and analytics. What is the best part of your job? My job involves helping companies learn more about themselves so they can make better decisions. The best part of my job is helping a client find out something new which really helps them grow their business. There is a moment of realization that hits the client which is magical.   What is your most important life lesson, since you became an entrepreneur/freelancer?   Since I became a freelancer I’ve learnt many things but the most important life lesson is the importance of self-discipline. When I became a freelancer I had all the freedom in the world but with that freedom comes a lot of distractions. I had to learn to put all those distractions at the back of my mind so I could focus on growing my business. It’s an ongoing challenge.   What are the biggest milestones in your life? The three biggest milestones so far in my life are: Finishing my military service in the IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) Helping my mother retire Becoming a...
KAPTÁR face – Tímea Orbán

KAPTÁR face – Tímea Orbán

My name is Timi and I’m the Hungarian Country Manager of Prospecto Group, a tech company based in Sofia. My office hobby: Asking coworkers for meal prep recipes. One day, I will have a KAPTÁR meal prep cookbook. :) It also helps me stick to the habit of cooking.   Most important life lesson since I’m here? Be open, talk to people, network and good things will come your way. Oh and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Chances are, others have been through the same thing and are able to help.   Strangest thing I’ve learned since I’m a coworker? So you sit at a different desk every day. It’s a good thing because you get to talk to different people sitting next to you each time, but sometimes on your way back from lunch, you forget where you sit that particular day and look like a complete fool not knowing where to go. :D   Why did I choose Kaptár? Because it has all the benefits of a library as it provides a great place for individual work, but is also full of light and great people to talk to and be inspired...
KAPTÁR face – Gábor Simonyi

KAPTÁR face – Gábor Simonyi

I’ve worked for over 25 years in different areas of marketing, in a variety of constructions. I have already worked for a big multi-agency, a municipal cultural institution and I had my own company as well. I was an owner, a company manager, an employee, a freelancer and a volunteer. I have already tried Levi’s, the Zoo, Wizz Air, Prohibited Radio, BeOnTrips, Michelin, Eco Partner and much more. And now there’s KAPTÁR, one of the most exciting and likeable topics in the domestic marketing scene. And of course inspiration, motivation, challenge, and so on, but more importantly, I can work with people I like to have a beer with.   What is the best part of your job? The others. The implication of this profession is that you can meet a lot of very different people. And a significant part of them are not only good professionals but also quite normal.   What are you most proud of your life? I wrote a classified ad for Vatera that was viewed by over 14,000 people and even the newspapers wrote about it.   What disturbed you most about working from home? That work “flowed” into everything, dinner, rest, shower, leisure, family. But, before I was gonna wig, I stopped it...
KAPTÁR face – Kata Juracsek

KAPTÁR face – Kata Juracsek

I’m a full-time PhD student at Eötvös Loránd University, my field of research is Russian literature.  Although I do love academic work, it can be a little lonely sometimes, that’s why in the past couple of years while attending university, I always tried to hold jobs where I got to experience new things, and where I could focus on concrete, practical tasks. I think that a coworking office is a great concept in itself, and I’ve only heard wonderful things about KAPTÁR, so I was very happy when the opportunity presented itself to apply for a job here. For me, it’s really important to be surrounded by motivated people who are passionate about what they are doing. KAPTÁR is full of such people, so I’m looking forward to becoming part of the community. What is the best part of your job? I really like working with people, feeling like I can contribute to their lives in some form, help them with their day-to-day tasks. What excites you most about new challenges? For me, it is psychologically important to feel like I’m heading somewhere and to always learn new things. Probably that’s why I’ve stayed at the university for so long: their professional progress has a well-defined and systematic framework. I do my best to consider every new challenge in my life not as an obstacle, but as a new opportunity to work towards personal growth. What was most annoying about working at home? Like many KAPTÁRians, I’ve also experienced that when I attempt to work or study at home, it takes much more time to get anything actually done than...
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...