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Celebrating International Programmers’ Day: Meet the Brains Behind ADM’s Success

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In the digital age, where every click, swipe, and tap relies on lines of code, the unsung heroes of our daily operations are the programmers who make it all happen. Today, on September 13th, also known as International Programmers’ Day, we at ADM want to shine a spotlight on the heartbeat of our company: our talented team of developers.

Did you know that over 40% of our ADM team are dedicated programmers? These tech-savvy individuals are the driving force behind our innovations, ensuring that your business runs smoothly day in and day out.

So, here’s to our brilliant programmers: Happy International Programmers’ Day! Programming isn’t just another department here at ADM; it’s the very foundation upon which we build our success. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with an exclusive glimpse into the fascinating world of a kickass programmer’s mind.

Join us in celebrating the wizards behind the screen this International Programmers’ Day. It’s time to appreciate the unsung champions who make your digital dreams come true.

Meet Kadri, a Back-End Developer from Tallinn

  1. If you could describe coding in one word, what would it be, and why?  
    Exciting – you can be creative and use logic at the same time, also the outcome is rewarding. 
  2. Share a memorable “Eureka!” moment when you finally cracked a tough coding problem. 
    I think most of the Eureka-moments come in the next morning, after you have been struggling to find a solution a whole day and night. Opening the computer and the code basically writes itself. 
  3. If your code had a personality, what kind of personality traits would it have? 
    For some reason I picture my code as a strict-looking librarian. 
  4. Share a funny or quirky coding-related item you keep on your desk for inspiration. 
    I have an old-school wooden spinner on my desk, it gets my thoughts moving rather quickly. 
  5. What’s the most unusual place or situation you’ve found yourself debugging code? 
    I have found myself debugging code in a car workshop while having a tire change and also in a playroom during kids’ birthday party. 
  6. What’s your favorite coding playlist or background music when you’re deep in code? 
    I usually don’t have background music. I use headphones just to dissociate in a socially active environment. 
  7. Describe your ideal coding environment (other than “complete silence”). 
    I actually like fast-paced environments, like the office or a café. That keeps my energy levels up and keeps me from dozing off. 
  8. If you could code alongside any historical figure, dead or alive, who would it be and why? 
    I kind of feel like I would have great synergy with Marie Curie. 
  9. What’s the most unusual or non-tech hobby or interest you have outside of coding? 
    My main non-tech hobby is parenting and everything that goes with it. I also like organizing – Marie Kondo, beware! 
  10. If you were a programming superhero, what would your superpower be, and what would your superhero name be? 
    I think less is more, so I prefer to write less with maximum functionality. I guess I could be called The Minimizer. 

Meet Nikitas, a Back-End Developer from Crete

  1. If you could describe coding in one word, what would it be, and why?  
    “Puzzle-solving!” Because it’s like solving brain teasers all day, just with more coffee.
  2. Share a memorable “Eureka!” moment when you finally cracked a tough coding problem. 
    Ah, my memorable “Eureka!” moment was when I spent what felt like an eternity trying to fix a bug that turned out to be a simple wrong editor window issue. I was editing the code of my local.ddev.site but I was debugging the form of stage.ddev.site. When I finally figured it out, I felt like a tech-savvy Sherlock Holmes chasing a code culprit in the wrong dimension. Total brain meltdown!
  3. If your code had a personality, what kind of personality traits would it have? 
    If my code had a personality, it’d be patient (it waits for me to fix bugs), organized (well, most of the time), and occasionally a bit sarcastic (when it throws errors).
  4. Share a funny or quirky coding-related item you keep on your desk for inspiration. 
    I keep my Darth Vader Deco Light on my desk for inspiration. Not to talk to, but because they say explaining code problems to Darth Vader can help you see the solution. Plus, it’s a great Sith Lord and never interrupts!
  5. What’s the most unusual place or situation you’ve found yourself debugging code? 
    Debugging in a hammock on a beach once. Sand, sunshine, and dependency injection errors (back to Drupal 7 to 8 days) — it was paradise!
  6. What’s your favorite coding playlist or background music when you’re deep in code? 
    Well, it’s not your typical collection of songs. Instead of music, I prefer the soothing sounds of rain, traffic jams, and even the gentle flow of a river. It’s like coding in the middle of a chaotic but strangely calming symphony of life (https://earth.fm/ or https://asoftmurmur.com/)
  7. Describe your ideal coding environment (other than “complete silence”). 
    My ideal coding environment would have soft ambient lighting, a comfortable chair, ultra-wide monitor, and a view of nature outside the window. As it is now.
  8. If you could code alongside any historical figure, dead or alive, who would it be and why? 
    If I could code alongside any historical figure, I would choose Alan Turing. Turing’s groundbreaking work in computer science, mathematics, and cryptography laid the foundation for modern computing and artificial intelligence. His brilliant mind and innovative thinking would provide a remarkable opportunity for learning and collaboration. Turing’s insights into logic, algorithms, and problem-solving remain influential to this day, and coding alongside him would be a transformative experience, offering not only technical expertise but also a deep understanding of the philosophical and ethical dimensions of computing.
  9. What’s the most unusual or non-tech hobby or interest you have outside of coding? 
    I have a passion for street photography (https://pixelthis.gr/photography-tags/street) and digital imaging (https://pixelthis.gr/photography-tags/beyondultimathule). Yes, digital imaging is a tech hobby, but it all started from the analog film days.  I started with analog film (non-tech) back then 🙂 but now I have switched to digital imaging.
  10. If you were a programming superhero, what would your superpower be, and what would your superhero name be? 
    Superpower: “Instant Debug” – I’d possess the extraordinary power to instantly diagnose and resolve any coding issue, saving the day with a snap of my fingers.
    Superhero Name: “CodeSavior”

But that’s not all

Stay tuned as we embark on fascinating case studies that will take you even deeper into the intricate world of programming and unveil the magic behind the code. Whether you’re a fellow programmer, an aspiring developer, or simply curious about what goes on behind the scenes at ADM, our upcoming articles will offer you valuable insights that you won’t want to miss.

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