Quality Assurance Manager Ales Fizesan

I am looking forward to learning new things and maybe presenting new testing tools.

In this article, we want to introduce Ales Fizesan, our Quality Assurance Manager. When Ales joined our agency in May 2020, we asked him a few questions to get to know him a little better.

This is Ales Fizesan

Aleš Fizešan is 29 years old and lives in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Inpsyder Aleš Fizešan on a sunny day with tower clock in the background

How would you describe yourself?

I am a friendly, reliable, flexible, confident, organized and ambitious person. If someone tells me that I can’t do something or it can’t be done, I will always find a way to make it work or happen. I am driven by a quote:

“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.”

How do you spend your spare time?

I am a very active person and like to move. I like to go walking and play volleyball with my friends. Since I was a child, I’ve been playing football. I also played table tennis at many local events and learned to play the guitar. Those were really good years for me, I’ve tried just about everything and still like to do so. One of the next things I’d like to try is skydiving for the adrenaline rush. 

When it’s time to relax, I like to do some programming, play video games and read books ‒ mainly thrillers. I also photograph and do Photoshop sometimes. That’s because my wife is a photographer. I helped her with building up her business and still assist her with shootings on the weekends. That is a lot of fun. She does basically family photo shootings and I really enjoy working with people and especially with kids. They are so funny and full of spirit. Even if it can get a bit overwhelming sometimes, this is kind of a balance to my studies and work.

Ales’s way to Syde

Three years ago,  I started as a game tester but my passion was always software testing. The best thing about this field is the satisfaction I get when I see a bug free product that I tested.

So, currently I am studying electronic engineering with a focus on computer science meaning basically programming. I try to learn as much new stuff as I can. It is particularly interesting for me to understand the processes behind software development.

At Syde, I have the chance to get more practical experience. Working here is very attractive to me because of the variety of interesting projects and the flexible work environment. I am looking forward to learning new things and maybe present new testing tools. Also, it is great to have the possibility to work together with my brother who is also part of the QA team.

Questions to Syder Ales

We asked Aleš a few personal questions to give you the chance to learn more about him:

Which famous person was your hero as a child?

Nikola Tesla is a person I admire from my early childhood.

What is the TV show you never miss?

Dragon Ball, since I was born. 

What makes you really angry?

When I don’t have time to finish what I started.

What was the last book you read?

The Witcher – Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski.

What should be written on your gravestone?

Game Over.

What is the best present you ever got?

It was a toy car with pedals. I spent my childhood driving that thing. 😀

If you had a superpower, what would that be?

Reviving power.

Do you have a favorite karaoke song?

Everyone has that. 😀 Mine is Pukni Zoro.

Describe your ideal weekend.

Picnic with my wife at our weekend cottage.

What was your first reaction when you were given a firm offer by Syde?

I was excited and had to celebrate with my wife.

What is on your bucket list?

One of many is driving a jet plane.

What did you want to be when you were a child?

I wanted to be an inventor. I am still not sure of what exactly.

What was the best advice you ever got?

My grandfather gave me the best advice. It was: ” Never leave anything for tomorrow, do it today! “

What is the most embarrassing thing you have?

My drinking hat. For beer.

What do you believe in or what are you convinced of that most people won’t agree with?

In reincarnation.

What is the best and worst part of your personality?

Best: Genuine interest in people. If I’ve decided to focus on you, you have my complete attention. I will listen to all your secrets and hopes, I will root for you to succeed in whatever you want to accomplish, and I will help you if I can.

Worst: I can sometimes get stoic to the point of inaction. There have been moments in phases in my life that should have bothered me to the point of making serious changes, but I simply went “meh”.

What do you like most about your city?

The people and the endless beauty of architecture. It’s like a big village.

If you could travel through time, which time would you visit first?

The beginning of the Industrial Age.

What is the best meal you can cook on your own?

Chinese food. But basically everything.

Are you sentimental about some of the things you have?

Models of planes I made when I was in primary school.

If someone gave you an envelope with the date of your death, would you open it?

Yes, I would like to know the date so I can do everything I can til that day and spend as much time as I can with my family and friends.

What would be the slogan of your life?

Live hard, rest when you die!

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