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...
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...