KAPTÁR face – Fedor Ivanischev

KAPTÁR face – Fedor Ivanischev

I’m location independent since 2015, having worked remotely from 20+ countries around the world. I work as a fullstack web developer, but the thing I love the most is writing fiction. That’s what I do whenever I have free time and don’t feel too lazy or anxious or tired or drunk or other funny things. I mostly write in Russian, as this is my native language (I’m from St Petersburg), but English version is coming Soon™️.

What is your most important life lesson, since you became an entrepreneur/freelancer?

Speak with actual customers and keep it simple, stupid.

What are you most proud of in your life?

That I didn’t settle down with my 5/8 job, bought a one-way ticket to Bali and created a video game there because I wanted to.

What is the best part of your job?

That I can work remotely from almost any part of the world. It’s such a game changer. I’m so lucky to be alive now, not anytime before.

 

I chose KAPTÁR because my location independent US friend recommended it. I’m in Budapest just for 3 weeks. I came here because Nomadlist and my friends have recommended me this city and boy, I must say I’m not disappointed. The city is very livable and is definitely one of the best European cities I’ve been to so far.

 

You can see how I pollute the air on this map https://nomadlist.com/cbrwizard
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 quickly.

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 normally, since day-to-day household tasks can divert my attention. In turn, relaxing and recharging at home will also be less effective, since work and home-life have no separate space or time. I prefer when everything has its own place.

 

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 fight to succeed and reach my goals and if anything goes wrong, I learn from these, stand up and go for it again.


Biggest milestones in your life?

I definitely need to mention moving abroad, or more likely the many things I’ve learnt from it. When you are far away from home with no help around, to overcome any hardships and make your stand instead of choosing to give up. I am sure everything would have been easier if I stayed home, but I wouldn’t be the same person as I am now for sure.


Why did you choose KAPTÁR?

We wanted to find a more lively place with my boss to make our workdays more colourful. A kind voice on the other end of the line brought us to KAPTÁR.

Everybody is very nice and helpful around here and we love being part of it, also, there are always events where we can meet new faces and make friends.

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 Bozsa.

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