Written by Evelina StoianJun 26, 2018

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How long have you been part of Upstack's Community?

 I've been part of the community since 2017.

 

What's the latest project that you've been working on?

I have been involved with Rockport Valuation project: great project, great team, great leadership.

 

Any accomplishments on the last project, until now?

Yes, we very close to release V1.0 version.

 

Where's your favorite place to work?

Country side, my office, some chill out music in the background, beautiful sun light through the windows, forest’s fresh air coming through the open window, a tea on the desk and my cat somewhere around.

 

What's your favorite productivity hack?

Do what you’re passionate about. If you are passionate about it, if it doesn’t let you sleep, you will find the best solutions, best approaches, optimal answers, and you are going to be creative as well.

 

What do you do when you need to get creative?

I am creative by nature, however sometimes I can get stuck and then to free myself from that stage I go on a walk in the forest, either alone or with my dog. Basically, take a break in the most favorable way to wind me down, and charge me: through nature;  and then come back to work.

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What's your favorite element in the work you do?

When I hear I contributed to solving someone’s problems, or improving someone else’s life, work, existence, even if it’s in a very small way/manner.

 

What's your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?

Lots: travel, experience new cultures, sport (football, jogging, hiking), stay up to date with the tech news – I’ll probably never retire, contemplate, meditate.

 

What's your favorite way to relieve stress?

Sport, sauna, massage.

 

What's your favorite joke?

I do not have a favorite, there are so many good jokes, I particularly love the religious ones though, in my opinion if there is a God, s/he gotta have a pretty good sense of humor!
However, although I do understand the humor is highly subjective, and it is hard to say what is a good joke and what is not a good joke, there are some simple metrics that could be employed: for example, some go too far with so called jokes, one has to understand a joke is a joke for as long as both parties are laughing, it is an exchange of information, it is an exchange of energy, it is an experience for both sides; if one side doesn’t laugh, and the other continues to say/make “jokes”, it is not a joke anymore; that’s something we all should reflect more at.