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Introducing Kevin

Who are you?

Hi, my name is Kevin and I’m 30. Born in Kurdistan, Iran. I recently moved to the Netherlands with my wife and we’ve just started a new chapter of our life.

What would you like people to know about you?

From some level onwards talent is not enough and what helped me to get more are consistency, perseverance, dedication, and hard work.

The sweetest part of my job as a developer is when my code builds, my tests pass and everything works fine. those are not going to happen without our effort to make it work. The development process is sweet in both its path and destination. I should always step out of my comfort zone to discover more and it makes me feel alive.

That’s why I became a developer; a nice combination of mentioned skills plus communication.

Do you have a life motto? what is it?

I think everyone has at least one motto in their life including me. I’ve never believed in luck; in my life, nothing will happen without effective communication, perseverance, hard work, and patience. For that reason, I always go with this motto “Good things come to those who wait”.

How are you surviving in this corona- time?

Actually, I wasn’t hard on myself and didn’t pay attention to the media. Since it was a tough situation in the world, it was hard to figure out who is right or wrong. I only wore a face mask and occasionally used sanitisers.
If we see the glass half full, I would say the pandemic gives the IT industry and online shopping more room for growth all over the world.

Do you have interesting hobbies?

Backgammon is one of my hobbies. It might be hard to believe but I can’t remember the last time that I was beaten by someone. 🙂

Also learning new languages and exploring cultures is something that I find very interesting. I always try to strike up a conversation with strange people to know about their culture and language.

Watching series with my wife is another one that is really hard to resist.

Any bloopers in the past you would like to share?

I Once merged my local code with the master branch instead of the staging branch I was totally embarrassed.

With what it problem should the person who read this, contact you immediately, as you cannot wait to solve it?

I love solving problems not only at work but also on a daily basis, especially if the problem is within my expertise. I am really good at encouraging and motivating people to do their job and pursue their dreams.
I believe if you don’t ask you don’t get, so I always tend to ask questions and learn things. Also always happy to help others and share my knowledge with them.

Tell us any (weird) fun fact about you?

My father taught me to write diaries when I was 7. When I just turned 21, I found one of them that I wrote when I was 9 about my future.
3 weird things were in it:

  • To become a software engineer
  • To marriage when I get 25
  • To immigrate when I get 30

By the time I was reading the notebook, I graduated as a software engineer and I was shocked at how I planned my life when I was 9. Then I got married at 25 and relocated here at 30.

Why do you (want to) work for Techspire?

Because I feel comfortable within Techspire. A friendly atmosphere, a nice welcome, and approachable people make me feel at home. As a newcomer, it’s very valuable when you feel there are people there that can help you whenever you are stuck either in your life or your job.