Tech Lead Róbert Mészáros

Streets of Timisoara from above, home of Inpsyde WordPress Engineer Róbert Mészáros
I have the feeling that this company struck the right balance between the corporate aspects and being human and down to earth.

In this article, we want to introduce Róbert Mészáros, our Tech Lead. When Róbert joined our agency as a WordPress Engineer in February 2020, we asked him to answer a few questions to get to know him a little better.

By the way: The Syde Team is 100% remote

This enables us to bring together the best minds in the world in one team. You want to learn more about our way of working and the Syders? Take a look inside Syde!

This is Róbert Mészáros

Róbert is 32 years old and lives in Timisoara, Romania.

Inpsyde WordPress Engineer Robert Meszaros

How would you describe yourself?

In general, I’m a curious person and have a broad range of interests. When something arouses my curiosity, I like to learn as much as possible about that topic. For example, there was a period when I was fascinated by photography. I bought books about the history of photography, constructed my own pinhole camera, and built a small dark room to experiment with different developing processes.

At the moment, I’m very interested in ham radio. I think it is a great way to get in contact with people and it kind of creates a new momentum in conversation. I also enjoy connecting with different people and getting to know different cultures. But to use ham radio, you need to get a certain license and therefore, you need to know a lot about the functionalities and mechanics. Since I am not really good in physics, this is challenging for me.

What is important to you?

To be nice and not a douchebag, to find the balance between meeting others’ needs while taking care of myself.

How do you spend your spare time?

I live in a pretty multicultural city and I like the possibilities that this offers. Timisoara was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. So, the city was shaped by Hungarian, Romanian and also German-speaking culture for the last two hundred years. There are for example three theatres, all playing spectacles in different languages. Whenever there is a new or guest performance, I try to be there. It’s much fun to explore the differences between these companies for how they run their endeavor and understand their role.

Róbert’s way to Syde

I’m a self-taught developer and worked as a freelancer my whole life. My passion for programming started back in high school when I created an online forum for students. It was a big hit, lots of people used it, even the teachers. Since then I wanted to learn more about how the internet works and how to use it for different purposes. Over time, I improved my skills and started to work as a freelancer.

When I found Syde, I had the feeling that this company struck the right balance between the corporate aspects and being human and down to earth. I also liked the aspect of remote working since I am used to organizing my time self-determined.

Now, I’m looking forward to seeing how so many good developers can communicate and work for the same purpose and how the culture of the company is represented in everyday situations.

Questions to Syder Róbert

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

What was the last book you read?

Lyudmila Ulitskaya – Daniel Stein, Interpreter.

What should be written on your gravestone?

I want to be cremated.

What is the best present you ever got?

A female bust. When I was a child, I really liked statues.

What is your favorite movie?

Historias extraordinarias.

What kind of fashion style don’t you like at all?

Preppy style.

What would you grab first if your house was on fire?

My plants.

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

Journalist.

You get stuck in the elevator for many hours and there’s a song playing in a continuous loop, what song would that be?

Herman Dune – When The Water Gets Cold And Freezes On The Lake.

What is the unhealthiest thing you do regularly?

Not exercising enough.

Which of your favorite TV shows is not on the air anymore?

Stargate SG-1.

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

Cheesecake.

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

Yes.

Superman, Batman, or Spider-Man?

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 repistu at Canva.com for the photo we used in the header section of this article.