intive is us. We come from different backgrounds, specialize in multiple fields and use various tools and languages. In this series of short interviews we introduce intive’s professionals by revealing how they work, what they do in their free time, and what drives them in life.
Name: Karol Kreft
Role: Principal Software Engineer
Expert at: PHP
Favorite app: I don't have one ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Currently watching: NBA 2020 Finals
Currently reading: "Nadzieja" [eng. “Hope”], a collection of essays and poems by Polish authors who bring hope in the challenging, pandemic times.
What is your greatest challenge as a senior software expert?
There are various business challenges we have to face before we start thinking on software. The biggest one is keeping the focus on the right things and addressing the right issues, those that really matter and help our partners succeed.
What do you love the most about what you do at intive?
I love the challenges we have and the opportunities to address them with software. The atmosphere at work where people are open-minded, focused and keen to help each other is something that distinguishes us as an organization.
What’s your smartest work-related shortcut or productivity hack?
Think about the Work-In-Progress limit in your everyday tasks and see how it applies to you.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
That's a tough one. In the project I work in, one of the Architects keeps on repeating a quote from Kent Beck: “Make it work, make it right, make it fast.” In terms of software development, this is essential.
Who inspires you?
It can be anyone! I believe that everyone has knowledge to share and unique experiences that might inspire others and can be important lessons. I’m inspired by people every day.