Upon meeting Alexis, he comes off as a quiet guy; but behind his shy smile is an analytical and creative thinker. Aside from being a reliable Senior .NET developer, outside the workplace, he is also an impressive photographer.
But, before you read his full interview, let’s get to know Alexis up close and personal in the short clip below.
Just a few things about Alexis
Q: How long have you been at Cloud Employee?
Alexis: I’ve been working at Cloud Employee for more than 2 years now.
Q: What is your current position?
Alexis: I am a Senior .NET Developer.
Q: When and how did you start as a .NET Developer?
Alexis: I started as a freelance developer when I was still in college.
Q: What projects/technologies do you enjoy working on in your spare time?
So, we heard you’re interested in photography...
Q: How long have you been doing photography and how did you get started?
Alexis: I have been doing photography for more than a year. I became interested in photography because I like to travel and in travelling, taking some photographs is a sure thing. I then decided to buy a mirrorless camera and started to study photography.
Q: What kind of photos do you usually take?
Alexis: I primarily take photos of landscapes–mountains, oceans and buildings, but I also do portraits.
(Check out his awesome photos below. You can find all of these and more on his Instagram: @lexcalin)
Q: What camera do you use?
Alexis: I use a Fujifilm mirrorless camera.
Q: Do you have any tips for photography newbies?
Alexis: I think it’s best for them to start learning some basic photography composition rules like the rule of thirds, leading lines, and framing.
Your life at Cloud…
Q: Walk us through your day. What’s a typical day like for you as a developer?
Alexis: In an ordinary day in the office, I usually start by reviewing the things that I’ve done from the day before and take note of the problems or issues that I encounter. Then, I will prepare for our daily meeting by listing down all reports and necessary concerns to relay to my client, and after that, the coding begins.
Q: What is the best thing about your job?
Alexis: The best thing about my job is that I am able to do what I really love. Programming is not only a job for me, but it is also my hobby.
Q: What is something your office mates don’t know about you?
Alexis: I like reading web novels!
Q: What do you love about Cloud Employee?
Alexis: Here at Cloud Employee, we have a very relaxed and friendly environment. We also have office games that help us all develop a good bond with each other.
(Alexis as a participant during Cloud Employee's The Guess List. Watch Alexis and his team play here.)
Q: In your opinion, what are the top three skills or traits that a Senior .NET developer must possess?
Alexis: For me, these top three skills would have to be:
First, one must be great at time and task management.
Second, he or she must be a good team player
And lastly, he or she must be a self-learner.
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