Three years of effort. 1095 days of intensive coding. 26280 hours of building SapientPro.
Soon, it’s our birthday – on the 15th of March (and we love chocolate cake but if you bring pizza – that’ll do as well!). So, we recall how it all began for us: all screw-ups and victories, all great and difficult moments. That’s the history of SapientPro, and it makes us unique. SapientPro is not about work only. It’s about the people who do this work. This sentence is recurrent in everything we do. We asked our devs about their first days at SapientPro. Here’s what we’ve found out.
A fan of React. He keeps a special bottle of champagne to celebrate the moment ReactJS officially becomes a framework.
“The first days were nervous, of course. I haven’t worked for a company on such a scale before. I didn’t feel as much stress as I thought I would. There were many people I knew before, like Vitia, who brought me here. I worked on my first project… Can you guess how much? (1 month or 2?) Nope, 1 day! Still, the guys found me a new project right away so it was okay. For 2.5 years of working, I turned myself from Junior to Middle and learned ReactJS. The most vivid memory is our first corporate party. This year we celebrated in a restaurant, with a personal photographer, and stuff! But our very first party was on the apartment’s balcony. We drank beer, made barbecue, and talked. Ihor, Serj, and Max told us about how the company developed, and the story that lays behind it. We finished with battling about Android and iOS. Yes, three years ago it was still topical. I supported Android then (looks at his apple icon)”
Tips for newcomers from Vlad:
1) Prove yourself during the first days;
2) Learn a lot, even if you think you won’t need it later. Trust me, you will;
3) Sometimes overwork and do more than required from you. It seems unfair to some, but it pays back in the future.
Below is the photo from the rented apartment – the first SapientPro office.