Senior Magento Developer
What You Need To Know About Ihor Nakonechnyi
How did you get into web development?
When I was young, I tried myself in a couple of different areas. I was looking for a job that could fully satisfy my needs for personal development and financial independence. Web development seemed to have it all, but I thought it was over-complicated at that time. In the mid-2000s the web was a highly dynamic area and was more and more enriching every single day. Missing these opportunities would be a crime, so I decided to stop hesitating and do my best to join in. It wasn’t easy, but I dug deep into the learning and found it interesting, so I didn’t give up. Then when I was rewarded with my first job, I knew this was only the beginning for me.
What are some of your favorite things about living in Ohio? What brought you there?
I was working remotely for a company located in Cleveland for a couple of years. We maintained great relationships, so when my wife and I had an opportunity to move to the US, the company sent me an invitation to come to Cleveland, which I gratefully accepted.
One of the nicknames Cleveland has is the Forest City. There are lots of places for hiking in nature, among the trees and wildlife. You can easily meet deer crossing the street, and rabbits, raccoons, hummingbirds, redbirds, and many other types of animals can be spotted here as well.
Where are some of your favorite places to travel to?
I love traveling. When I lived in Ukraine, I used to travel to many cities in Ukraine and Europe. They were all very different, but most have a rich history. Some cities were so old, that it feels like you traveled thousands of years back in time. Despite being united these days, all European nations are quite different from one another. Sometimes you can spot the differences from country to country with the naked eye when you cross the border by car.
Life in the US has changed my preferences. Most of the cities seem the same to me. Even when I visited Canada, the only difference I noticed was the metric system usage. Instead, North America has amazing national parks filled with natural wonders that sometimes don’t seem real. These places give you the ability to imagine what the world looked like millions of years ago.
If you aren’t coding, what are you most likely to be doing?
Planning future travels, hiking, playing games, reading books, or watching movies.
If you could see any band in concert, who would it be and why?
I prefer listening to music over a headset or in the car, but I’m not a fan of any specific artist—I like various genres, it just depends on the mood. However, in the past, when I was a teenager, I would’ve sold my soul to attend an Eminem concert. I’m not sure whether his music or my tastes changed, but my soul is definitely safe now.
Are there any books/movies/TV series that you’re currently into?
There is nothing specific I can highlight, just, in general, I prefer reading books related to IT, watching freshly-released movies in the theaters, or online documentaries about travel, politics and history.
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