What’s the craziest thing that happened to you that involves technology?
Haunted Linux: I once wanted to switch over to Linux. I was working on a Scala/Java project and Windows+Eclipse was slowing me down. So, I thought to myself: 'Others are using Ubuntu and IDEA, perhaps I should, too'. So, I installed Linux. SUSE Linux. Which was my doom. Java compiler started reporting syntax errors on completely OK code. 'Hmm, maybe there is something buggy in that OpenJDK, let's try Sun JDK'. Sun JDK reported syntax errors in different parts of code than OpenJDK. And Eclipse was reporting also syntax errors in a completely different part of the project. EPILOGUE: I returned to Windows and lost 3 days.
How do you see next 5 years in tech?
Everything will be a service: I see services as the future. We will have most of 'skeleton stuff' provided as a service. We already have PaaS, IaaS and many more *aaS. It will only become the new norm.
What would you tell to your younger self?
Note to self: More physical activity. And all the advice from Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen.