Head of QA Daniel Fizesan

I am always looking for new challenges, so Syde is perfect for me!

In this article, we want to introduce Daniel Fizesan, our Head of QA. When Daniel joined our agency as a Quality Assurance Manager in January 2020, we asked him a few questions to get to know him a little better.

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This is Daniel Fizešan

Daniel is 31 years old and lives in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Inpsyde Quality Assurance Manager Daniel Fizešan in the stadium and on his travels making a handstand in front of a pyramid

I love traveling and when I find a nice place or a sight that is specific for that country, I try to get a picture standing on my hands (like you see above). I started this a couple of years ago.

How would you describe yourself?

I can say that I am a very friendly person. Also, my nature is very competitive and stubborn, especially if someone says that something is not possible … then I’ll probably not sleep until I prove that it is possible.

As I mentioned, I am a very competitive person. So, going back several years ago, I saw a competition ad and it was about creating a Mobile App. And after I created it, I received a small award as one of the Top 25. And that wasn’t an issue. Yeah, I received an award behind the curtain, but I was very happy with the outcome. But seeing competitors who were in the Top 3 accompanied by media and flashes and bigger awards … well, that triggered something in me. I wanted that too. And I said to myself that, next time, I’ll be there instead of them! And you can guess what happened … When the next competition was held, I won the 1st prize!

So, one of my favorite quotes is: “If you want something, you have to work for it. If you don’t get it, work harder and you will get it eventually

What is important to you?

My wife, family and my closest friends. Also positive thinking. Negative thoughts don’t have space in my head, and if someone is negative around me, I try to avoid this person.

How do you spend your spare time?

Sport is a big part of me. I especially like football, basketball (NBA), and skiing. During my childhood, I was a professional table tennis player for 11 years with many great achievements. I started pretty early when I was 7 years old. I also have been playing table tennis for my University while studying. Today, it is more of a hobby because I spend more time with other things.

I like traveling and wood crafting with my wife. We started by making wooden accessories like wooden wallets or board organizers. And I can say that it is very stress-relieving as I can let go of anxious thoughts and worries. While working, we listen to music. It’s like having my head in the clouds.

Daniel’s way to Syde

My career started back in 2014 when I joined a gaming company and I finished my computer science degree in the meantime. While working in the game industry, I have gained valuable experience in game development, art and quality assurance which later became my point of interest. I have jumped into the IT world quickly after and gained my QA skills in several IT companies.

I am always looking for new challenges, so Syde is perfect for me! I can learn new things and gain more experience with WordPress, contribute to creating the new QA department from scratch and work remotely from home.

Questions to Syder Daniel

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

What is the TV show you never miss?

Friends, Only Fools and Horses.

Who is your favorite cartoon character?

Bugs Bunny. “What’s Up, Doc?”

What makes you really angry?

Negative way of thinking and naysayers.

What was the last book you read?

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance.

What should be written on your gravestone?

I am not dead until I say so!

If you had a superpower, what would that be?

Elemental control.

What is your favorite movie?

Forrest Gump.

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

Astronaut … just waiting for Elon to finish his job!

What is the best and worst part of your personality?

Stubbornness and Stubbornness.

What do you like most about your city?

Its simplicity.

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

Navy Bean ham and sausage soup. Yami!

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

Probably, because I am very curious.

Superman, Batman, or Spider-Man?


Do you want to join the Syde team?

We are hiring! You can find all the current vacancies on our job page. Take a look!

* Many thanks to Ana_J for the photo we used in the header section of this article.