Meet Vlad Vasyuk
1. What is your role at Robin8?
I am a Python backend developer and a DevOps engineer. Also, I am the team leader of the bloqbox.io team.
2. Where do you live (city/state or state/country)?
I live in Kyiv, Ukraine.
3. What do you like to do outside of working in your free-time?
I usually play video games with my friends (nowadays it’s mostly League of Legends and Elder Scrolls Online), sometimes I watch anime, movies, or TV shows. I love playing tabletop games & escape rooms from time to time, too.
4. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Probably Japan since I wanted to visit there for a long time, but it’s too expensive for me right now. But actually, anywhere in Europe would be great, too, as long as I could visit it together with my friends.
5. What is your favorite quote or best piece of advice?
“The tiger and the lion may be more powerful, but the wolf does not perform in the circus.”
6. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why?
I have a lot of old friends who live in other countries currently (Poland, Czechia & Russia), and I don’t have much time to travel because of work and university, so I would love to visit them.
7. What three words define you?
Responsive, honest, open-minded.
8. If you won the lottery what three things would you do/buy first?
I would use part of the money to pay tuition fees (I plan to get a master’s degree in some country other than Ukraine). Some of it I would also use to travel around the world. And the rest… Probably hold off spending it or invest into something.
9. How do you define success?
Well, I consider myself pretty successful, since I can continue learning new things, gain more experience, and be recognized while doing that.
10. Why do you love working at Robin8?
All of Robin8’s products are great and I have gained a lot of valuable knowledge while working on them. Also, the schedule is flexible and this is perfect for me, since I can continue studying and work at the same time. Not to mention that our team is just amazing, it’s a real pleasure to work with them!
Thank you, Vlad, for your interview and your hard work! You play a very important role leading our Ukraine developers team.