Small talk with Marko

Marko Manojlović is our colleague from Kragujevac. He has been living and working in Belgrade for 7 years, and he has been a part of the Quantox team for two years now. His love for programming is confirmed by the fact that he is a Full Stack programmer. He mostly uses JavaScript and React, but he is always willing to learn something new. Hence his interest in “Deno” and his desire to share his knowledge with us. You can watch his lecture at Quantox Virtual Conf here.

  • Have you ever regretted your choice to become a programmer? 

“No, I haven’t. I find this job very demanding and challenging but it is equally exciting.”

  • What attracted you to work at Quantox?

“Marketing. (laughs) I worked in the previous company for 5 years and I was engaged not only in programming but also in organizational and leadership activities, after which I wanted to fully dedicate myself only to programming and further development of technical skills. Quantox made it possible for me.”

  • Would you like to pursue programming throughout your entire career? 

“Generally yes, but under different conditions. I need to be motivated by the job and it needs to fit in with the client’s requirements. Also, to always follow new technologies and enter new areas such as AI and machine learning.”

  • What is the most absurd prejudice about developers and IT people? 

“That they are not social types of people, ie that they are not inclined to socialize with people. And the other is that developers sit and code all the time. That is not true at all. Programming is only one part of the job and there is also planning, software design, and constant learning.”

  • Best work experience at Quantox so far? 

“Business trips to Germany and Romania. Business trips are always interesting because we get to know the business culture of other countries and we also meet clients in person with whom we usually communicate online on a daily basis.”

  • Favorite Quantox benefit? 

“Flexible working hours. Quantox has shown that it can really work, especially at the time of the Covid19. I like the fact that I have the opportunity to organize my own working hours.”

  • Deno or Node? 

“Currently Node.”

  • What are your impressions of the conference? 

“Positive. I was surprised that so many people signed up. But of course, there is always room for improvement in terms of organization and tools.”

  • Have you had any experience before?

“I was giving a lecture at Quantox and I was also at an Oracle conference, so yeah, I had papers from before.”

  • Would you try again to be in the role of a lecturer?

“Of course. In general, I think it’s great that the conference is organized because people are interested in online learning and podcasts. During the quarantine, people realized that there was quality content on online platforms.”