What’s the craziest thing that happened to you that involves technology?
When I joined a very large client in the Banking sector with a lot of history in IT, just to discover that they actually had no corporate guidelines to follow so that we had to establish the entire technical stack from scratch. We actually had to spend countless nights to explore the best approach to so many concerns. What we weren't realizing at that time bowever was that we were actually establishing the new 'de facto 'standards for then onwards. Once the project became a sound success, tens of projects starting 'inspiring' from our approach. Bottom line: do your best, whatever the challenge your are faced with. If you do it right, you can't ever suspect its potential impact up-front.
How do you see next 5 years in tech?
A lot of mobile. A bit of IOT. No microservices. More focus of design excellence, clean code, TDD on the backend side.
What would you tell to your younger self?
Learn more! Talk more to fellow devs! Exit the cave! Learn Scala. Learn Ruby. Learn Groovy. Never stop.