You’re a developer, but please do tell us about your other close personal connection with computers.
So... my most boring computer activity—that is, to others, not to me—is gaming. That’s how my love for computers and programming started, which sounds like such a cliché. It was a big part of my life in my teens. I remember having logged over 1,700 hours in World of Warcraft 😊. Today, I use gaming mostly in the after-hours, as a tool for decompression before going to bed. To me, playing a game with a good storytelling is like reading a good book.
There must be other ways that you relax, the one other people might find more interesting.
Recently, I’ve rediscovered hiking. It’s like a newfound personal passion. My parents were avid hikers when I was younger, and they used to bring me with them on their trips — even when I was a baby. If my mom’s memory is serving her well, my first steps were up on the slopes of Stara Planina, in the Serbian part of the Balkan mountain range.
Eastern Serbia is gorgeous!
It really is. This year I went on the Highlander trail in Stara Planina with a couple of my friends. We enjoyed it so much and we are already planning next year’s hike, along a more challenging route. We're seriously considering buying advanced equipment too.