123ContactForm started in 2008 with two people who left their safe jobs to follow their passion.
Today we’re an international team of 80 employees, with 9 years experience and more than 1M users worldwide.
We’re all defined by the same values and as you’ll get to know us better, you might discover that we’ve got a lot in common. That’s why we decided to create a series of interviews so you can “meet” the people behind the company.
We’ll give you a glimpse inside every single team and today we’ll start with the first web developer to come on board for 123ContactForm. Meet Nicu Micle, new technologies enthusiast, passionate about motorsports and drawing, committed to constant self-improvement.
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Name: Nicu Micle
Official title: Full Stack Developer
Current job openings in this department: Senior Web Developer
I’ve started learning web development since high school. I started with HTML and CSS. After a while, my mother needed a software and she told me to search for somebody to build it for her. So, I wrote the software that she needed. At that point I started using PHP and MySql.
It was quite interesting, because back then I was not used to working in a company with so much data to process. I embraced a lot of responsibility, and that made me learn a lot of new stuff. One of my first tasks when I came to 123ContactForm was to build the “Reports” section. I was so enthusiastic, and I estimated that it will be ready in one week. 😄 It took me 3 months to finish it.
It’s a challenge. Every day we deal with lots of customers, different types of requirements, and we try to make everybody happy. So, I can say I learn new stuff every day.
Besides that, as a web developer in a form building company, you deal with a lot of data to process.
It depends. During the workdays, I am an early riser. I usually wake up early, drink some coffee at home, read some news and after that I go to the office. During the weekend, I’m more like an owl.
Actually, I’ve automated some repeating tasks that I do every morning. When I come to the office, I just start a script that I wrote, and it opens all the programs and the tabs that I use every day. Meanwhile, I make my coffee.
Currently I’m part of a team of 7 people. We work together for developing features and fixing bugs.
One of the best development tools that I love is PhpStorm. It just makes my life easier. With this tool, I think there’s no need for others. It can do anything from Remote Hosts, GIT to Database Administration.
Also, I frequently use HeidiSQL and CMD.
I’m not following any blogs or industry sites. I have an app on my phone and I’m reading the tech news from there. Also, I’m following some YouTube channels.
I don’t actually count them, but sometimes I see only the favicons of the website that I have opened.
Yes. One of the work-life lessons I’ve learned is that when you face a situation that you don’t know how to deal with, don’t give up. Also, If you are a developer, don’t take the job as “a job”, just make it a hobby.
The funniest moment I remember now is that when I first got employed, I called one of my colleagues “Andreea” for like 3 weeks, when her real name was “Alexandra”. She just didn’t realize that I was not calling her name. Both names started with “A”, right? 😄
In my opinion, the most important trait a developer should have is logical thinking. Also, as a developer, you should continuously improve your skills. Always try to learn new stuff. Another important trait is the ability to work in a team.
You can find me on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/nicu-micle or Skype: nicumicle
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