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Quick Questions with Kaan: Full Stack Developer

When he's not piloting a recreational flight, playing the piano or dreaming about going skydiving, Kaan is a full stack developer here at SwipedOn HQ in New Zealand. We caught up with the elusive man of many talents to find out what a day in the life is like for him at SwipedOn. Read on to meet Kaan.

What does a day in the life of you at SwipedOn look like? 

I usually get into the office pretty early before most people. I like to leave the lights off when I arrive in first because... developers like dark mode. I start the day with a certain caffeinated beverage to fully wake me up and I check my emails to catch up on everything/anything I missed overnight. Most of the time I'll get back to what I was working on the day before and then at 9am we have our team's stand up meeting. After that it's pretty much business as usual (coding) until lunch, which is always a good time to reconnect with fellow work mates, discuss things and joke around. After lunch it's back to work and depending on what day it is, anything could happen. Sometimes there's meetings, other days we'll crank out the afternoon chips and beers! The possibilities are endless!

What do you like about working at SwipedOn? 

I love the environment, atmosphere and the people. Everyone is super friendly and encouraging and we all get along super well. The environment feels more like a family than a workplace.

What do you particularly like about what we’re doing with SwipedOn?  

I like that we're simplifying many company's sign in process to create a simpler, safer and healthier world. I also like the environmental impact we're creating. We plant a tree for every new customer! How cool is that!?

What three words would you use to describe your role? 

1. Typing
2. On
3. Keyboard

What is your SwipedOn screensaver?  

Aerial drone videos of famous landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa and some popular airports.

What did you do in your previous working life? 

I was lucky enough to have my role here at SwipedOn be my first "proper" job after Uni. Before SwipedOn and during University, I worked at a small web development startup for a short while and I have also done some freelance web/graphic design too.

What do you do in your free time?  

I like to play piano, play video games, working on personal code projects, driving, and I also enjoy flying a lot.

What are three things still left on your bucket list?  

1. Obtain my Private Pilots License.
2. Travel to Dubai, Visit the Burj Khalifa and go as high up as possible
3. Go Skydiving
(you might see a theme here 😆 )

What’s on your SwipedOn playlist?  

I like a little bit of everything. I can find music I enjoy in most genres. I don't have anything specific on at the moment but anything from the EDM legend Avicii never disappoints. I was also recently introduced to Dream Theater by our fellow developer Adam, which I'm liking a lot. So thank you Adam!

If you were stuck on a desert island and you could choose one person from the SwipedOn team to come with you, who would you take and why?  

"Could" doesn't imply any obligation so I would probably not "choose" anyone. I wouldn't want to bring someone else on such a terrible experience of being stuck on a desert island.

That being said however, If I had to choose someone, I'd probably choose Kev. I feel like we get along super well and we'd be able to bounce ideas off each other in order to progress enough to eventually be rescued, and laugh the whole time, turning a bad situation into a fun time

Let's end this with a weird fact about you...

I enjoy turbulence in flights. No matter the severity. I wonder if it has anything to do with my obsession with aviation 🤔

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