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...
KAPTÁR faces – Mihály Mezei

KAPTÁR faces – Mihály Mezei

I support the team of electro engineers, who changed their profession: I work in our family business of 3 people, where we produce and sell rubber components of industrial floor cleaning machines. I am responsible for the administration and online marketing, but I’m not afraid of the production either :) Most of my leisure time, I spend with my family, with music and dancing: I do folk dancing and play the guitar, also I’m a huge music fan in general and love to go to concerts, from folk music to jazz, hip-hop to death metal, I’m in!   What did you hate most about working from home? The lack of inspiring people of my age. I’m not very extroverted, but constantly sitting all alone between four walls is too much, even for me :) For now, I go to KAPTÁR once a week, which makes me more productive and gives me a social recharge.   What are you most proud of in your life?  My family: My wife and our 2 children. They’ll be 2 and 0 years old in September. :) and that we manage to keep the balance in this new life situation.   The biggest milestones of your life? To mention them chronologically: becoming a boy scout, a gyökpí???, becoming an electro engineer, finishing university, 14 years in the folk dance club and 2 years being a member of a band, I’ve seen many places, had a wedding, and my first son was born.   Could you share in one sentence, why you chose KAPTÁR? Dóri Pekár, one of the Kaptár founders was one of my classmates in high...
KAPTÁR success stories – András Sali

KAPTÁR success stories – András Sali

Our latest guest of KAPTÁR Success Stories is András Sali, the lead data scientist of Alphacruncher.   Hi András, thank you for accepting our invitation! Hello Bálint, thank you for inviting me! Could you please summarize in a few sentences what Alphacruncher does? With pleasure! We usually say briefly that “Alphacruncher is the platform for scientific research”. To explain this a little, we position ourselves between the consultants and the software developers. We say that we offer individual solution packages, which includes our similarly individual market knowledge and experience. What are the current projects? We work on two really exciting projects at the moment. One is an education-related software, which they use to teach various complex finance and economy terms in a way that it’s not necessary to code a lot. This will be way more complex than the video online trainings, which are popular nowadays. First of all, because the teacher is there, live on the other side, answering questions, reacting to the students’ comments and solving various tasks with them in real time… And the other one? The other software gets developed for researchers. We are planning a platform where they can connect all kinds of data and make calculations with them. Therefore their work gets much easier and later it can be utilized in education as well. This is very important because data itself is a very expensive product. The researching universities spend tens of millions of Forints yearly on them. To stay in the field of finance, this kind of data can be for example historical share prices or any other kind of financial index...