Projects, learning & hidden talents: We catch up with one of our developers

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In 2013, we introduced you to Radek, one of our superstar developers, based in our Czech Hub. Radek has been with Moove for nearly two years now so we caught up with him and find out how he’s getting on and what he’s been working on.

So Radek, what’s it like working at Moove Agency?

It’s a good opportunity to work with big clients and work on interesting solutions which brings me new experiences every day.

Sounds good! What kind of projects have you worked on over the last couple of years?

Recent projects that I’ve worked on include NiftyTest, Diocese of London, and Which?

I am currently supporting our client retainers with on-going developments to their websites.

That’s a good list of projects. What has been your favourite project to work on so far?

Well, there have been a few, but if I had to pick one it would be the Diocese of London as it was a reasonably complex site so I could really use my skills and it challenged me to learn new things. It’s a great website and we are all proud of it.

What does a typical day look like for you?

It’s pretty straight-forward but never the same. First thing in the morning is breakfast in the office with great cup of coffee. After that, I go through my emails and respond to clients. After that, it’s all about coding.

I make time in the day to catch up with the other guys in the office about the latest news in the world of development or check out some new IT gadgets. I also have to mention an important milestone of the day: a good lunch!

Before I leave the office for the evening, I always prepare myself a plan for next day so I’m set up for the following day.

What about after work – what do you do to relax after a hard day of pixel-perfect coding?

I find that the best way to relax after work is definitely playing sports. I love all sport – individual and team. Football is my main sport, I’ve been playing for a long time now. Otherwise, if I haven’t had enough of watching screens all day in the office, I like watching movies or TV series. I also adore cooking which is a great way to relax.

What is your proudest moment so far working with Moove?

Well, there have been a few, but if I had to pick one it would be working on the Diocese of London project project. It was a challenging, time-intensive project and it felt great to see it go live. It’s a great website and we are all proud of it.

You’ve covered a lot of ground since joining Moove two years ago. What does the next year at Moove look like, what do you want to achieve?

As with every year, I want to help move our Agency forward – utilising the latest technologies and improving our workflow.

What have been some of the cool things you’ve taken part in with Moove so far?

Team-building was fun because we got together as a whole team and took part in unusual activities like a segway tour of Prague and a cable car ride through the mountains. I also really enjoyed WordCamp London – another opportunity to get together with the whole team plus the wider WordPress community. It was cool to be in London, it’s a great city and I really enjoy it every time I visit.

What have you learnt recently that’s helping you in your day-to-day work?

I found that I can make a scratch file (a place to put my ideas and notes) in our Integrated Development Environment. It’s a small thing but it really made my day!

What technology or piece of kit couldn’t you live without?

That’s easy: the Internet, my laptop and Spotify!

Are there any developments that have happened in WordPress that you’re excited about?

I like using Sage which is a powerful starter theme for WordPress that we use at Moove Agency to start new projects. I’m also using VersionPress  – it’s like Git but for WordPress. I really appreciate that people have built a tool like this, it’s still in beta and I’m exploring it to see what it can do and how it can help me with my work.

Finally, have you got any hidden talents that the team would be surprised to know about?

Haha, that’s a good question! I do have one hidden talent, but if I share it with you, it wouldn’t be hidden any more.

Thanks Radek, sounds intriguing! We will find out what that hidden talent is one day…

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