This time our blog post is about the real deal – our wonderful developers who make everything possible behind the scenes. We asked them to write thoughts about their work, the enjoyable things in it and the difficulties and also balancing work with personal life.

Let’s see what the life of a programmer at DISE looks like..

”My work days are consistent, not necessarily repetitive leading to tiresome and boredom, but consistent. On every work day when I come to office, I immediately unpack my laptop which I take home the evening before. Then, I start working for the next 2 hours or so, then lunch starts. After lunch, I sit back in front of my computer screen and start work again for the next 5 to 6 hours. On some days, the work is overloading and I find myself working overtime, but on other days I work more relaxed.

I am a software developer, thus my main activity is writing code, and testing applications. I occasionally draw diagrams, compose presentations and documents, and give short talks on what I did, and what I will do.”

“Our day starts with the daily project meeting where we discuss about each others tasks that we have done yesterday and what we are going to do today. Early morning meeting gives us the clear picture of what each of us is working on, what could be done to resolve the issues if exists and how to be more productive to get things done efficiently.

We work on different things which are hot and in need of the market. More specifically we do web application development, software development, mobile development, embedded programming and many more. And of course what customers want us to do.. So in short we do all stuff that relate to IT.”

Outside of the actual work and meetings, there are also other very important things which can make your day:

“My day usually starts with me going to see if there’s any coffee. Usually I get lucky, but lately there has been problems with coffee shortage and most recently with coffee filters. I’m working on an Android application. It’s so nice looking with all the new material design stuff.”

They say that programming is a lifestyle. Here is what our developers think of their job – the good and the hard parts of it.

“The most enjoyable aspect of my work is that it matches my interests, and in turn I fully appreciate my work and learn a great deal of knowledge and skills day by day. There are times when the amount of new skills that I need to develop is overwhelming, and this is the hard part about my work, but in turn these challenging times remind me to be diligent, and to understand that there are no shortcuts in life. To walk, one must first learn how to walk.”

“The work we do is interesting and at the same time challenging. Interesting in a way that we always have some thing new to learn, develop, solve, test and implement, and challenging in way that its require dedication, concentration and hard work. But the most enjoyable and attractive part about being a software developer is the ability to create something that others could use to do their job more efficiently. Facing difficulties is the part of developers life. There is not a single day when one feel like pulling his hair out but we still survive.”

“The most enjoyable part is when I get to put on my headphones, drink coffee and code without being interrupted. My difficulties are primarily about how to make time for both studying and leisure. I wish I had time to clean up my apartment.

The team you are working with is very important – and it looks like these guys fit well together 🙂

“When I first started working here, DISE was small. I had very limited face-to-face contact due to working remotely. As the years passed, DISE saw more people, and since working at the office, I have had closer interactions with my work colleagues. Everyone that I have worked with, I have found that they are patient at my requests and my slow ability to learn, and they are willing to listen to me. I try my best to be helpful, be understanding, be communicative, and above all, be humble.”

“Our coworkers are awesome, friendly, cooperative and competent. We usually work in groups to accomplish the desire tasks more robustly. And there is always fun in doing pair programming where we correct and improve each other programming skills. We are always ready to help each other out whenever needed.”

“The team is awesome. Everyone is nice and relaxed and we get along perfectly.”

It is not always easy to balance your work with your personal life. Here are our developer’s tips for achieving the perfect balance.

“Anyone can sometimes be caught up in the work and lose sight of what’s directly around them. If we are too caught up in work, our other activities in life will suffer. In turn, our bodies and minds will suffer. I try my best to separate working from leisure. When I work, I work. When I am at home, my mind is at home, not at the workplace. Of course when we are overwhelmed with deadlines and overdue tasks, we have to work extra hours. Sometimes it is due to our own shortcomings, sometimes it is due to objective circumstances. But being overwhelmed by work is never a good thing. If this happens constantly, one day the body and mind will break.”

“After work I can find enough time for my self. I do proper fitness exercise, do social discussion and have proper diet. On every weekend, I always have something interesting to do like inviting friends for dinner, go to watch movies, do shopping and other stuff.”

“I don’t really know how to do the balancing. During the week I’m mainly working and attending university classes and on weekends I usually do the next week’s exercises. Somewhere there might be some time for my hobbies as well.

I think my job is supporting my studies, while it should be probably the reverse: studying helping my job. Not that it’s not true, but it seems like coding for five days a week makes problem solving in studying easier.”

Any stories or advice for the future?

“I wish for my colleagues, and lastly to myself that we are able to balance our working and living, not to intermingle them. I wish that our company can help each other with our shortcomings, and develop our strengths, together.

I present you a gentle teaching from Thay Thich Nhat Hanh.

‘Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.’ “

“We have rule in office that we celebrate every Friday noon with the cake. So every week one of us bring cake (Most preferably with flour :p) and we have it with hot coffee. And this week is my let see what I bring 🙂 ?”This time our blog post is about the real deal – our wonderful developers who make everything possible behind the scenes. We asked them to write thoughts about their work, the enjoyable things in it and the difficulties and also balancing work with personal life.

Let’s see what the life of a programmer at DISE looks like..

”My work days are consistent, not necessarily repetitive leading to tiresome and boredom, but consistent. On every work day when I come to office, I immediately unpack my laptop which I take home the evening before. Then, I start working for the next 2 hours or so, then lunch starts. After lunch, I sit back in front of my computer screen and start work again for the next 5 to 6 hours. On some days, the work is overloading and I find myself working overtime, but on other days I work more relaxed.

I am a software developer, thus my main activity is writing code, and testing applications. I occasionally draw diagrams, compose presentations and documents, and give short talks on what I did, and what I will do.”

“Our day starts with the daily project meeting where we discuss about each others tasks that we have done yesterday and what we are going to do today. Early morning meeting gives us the clear picture of what each of us is working on, what could be done to resolve the issues if exists and how to be more productive to get things done efficiently.

We work on different things which are hot and in need of the market. More specifically we do web application development, software development, mobile development, embedded programming and many more. And of course what customers want us to do.. So in short we do all stuff that relate to IT.”

Outside of the actual work and meetings, there are also other very important things which can make your day:

“My day usually starts with me going to see if there’s any coffee. Usually I get lucky, but lately there has been problems with coffee shortage and most recently with coffee filters. I’m working on an Android application. It’s so nice looking with all the new material design stuff.”

They say that programming is a lifestyle. Here is what our developers think of their job – the good and the hard parts of it.

“The most enjoyable aspect of my work is that it matches my interests, and in turn I fully appreciate my work and learn a great deal of knowledge and skills day by day. There are times when the amount of new skills that I need to develop is overwhelming, and this is the hard part about my work, but in turn these challenging times remind me to be diligent, and to understand that there are no shortcuts in life. To walk, one must first learn how to walk.”

“The work we do is interesting and at the same time challenging. Interesting in a way that we always have some thing new to learn, develop, solve, test and implement, and challenging in way that its require dedication, concentration and hard work. But the most enjoyable and attractive part about being a software developer is the ability to create something that others could use to do their job more efficiently. Facing difficulties is the part of developers life. There is not a single day when one feel like pulling his hair out but we still survive.”

“The most enjoyable part is when I get to put on my headphones, drink coffee and code without being interrupted. My difficulties are primarily about how to make time for both studying and leisure. I wish I had time to clean up my apartment.

The team you are working with is very important – and it looks like these guys fit well together 🙂

“When I first started working here, DISE was small. I had very limited face-to-face contact due to working remotely. As the years passed, DISE saw more people, and since working at the office, I have had closer interactions with my work colleagues. Everyone that I have worked with, I have found that they are patient at my requests and my slow ability to learn, and they are willing to listen to me. I try my best to be helpful, be understanding, be communicative, and above all, be humble.”

“Our coworkers are awesome, friendly, cooperative and competent. We usually work in groups to accomplish the desire tasks more robustly. And there is always fun in doing pair programming where we correct and improve each other programming skills. We are always ready to help each other out whenever needed.”

“The team is awesome. Everyone is nice and relaxed and we get along perfectly.”

It is not always easy to balance your work with your personal life. Here are our developer’s tips for achieving the perfect balance.

“Anyone can sometimes be caught up in the work and lose sight of what’s directly around them. If we are too caught up in work, our other activities in life will suffer. In turn, our bodies and minds will suffer. I try my best to separate working from leisure. When I work, I work. When I am at home, my mind is at home, not at the workplace. Of course when we are overwhelmed with deadlines and overdue tasks, we have to work extra hours. Sometimes it is due to our own shortcomings, sometimes it is due to objective circumstances. But being overwhelmed by work is never a good thing. If this happens constantly, one day the body and mind will break.”

“After work I can find enough time for my self. I do proper fitness exercise, do social discussion and have proper diet. On every weekend, I always have something interesting to do like inviting friends for dinner, go to watch movies, do shopping and other stuff.”

“I don’t really know how to do the balancing. During the week I’m mainly working and attending university classes and on weekends I usually do the next week’s exercises. Somewhere there might be some time for my hobbies as well.

I think my job is supporting my studies, while it should be probably the reverse: studying helping my job. Not that it’s not true, but it seems like coding for five days a week makes problem solving in studying easier.”

Any stories or advice for the future?

“I wish for my colleagues, and lastly to myself that we are able to balance our working and living, not to intermingle them. I wish that our company can help each other with our shortcomings, and develop our strengths, together.

I present you a gentle teaching from Thay Thich Nhat Hanh.

‘Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.’ “

“We have rule in office that we celebrate every Friday noon with the cake. So every week one of us bring cake (Most preferably with flour :p) and we have it with hot coffee. And this week is my let see what I bring 🙂 ?”