Start of a colorful journey

As I sit here reflecting on my first three months at Colorkrew, I am filled with excitement for what the future holds. I joined the Biz team in January 2023.

From day one, I was welcomed with open arms by my friendly coworkers and immediately felt a sense of belonging that was amplified by the fact that software that we developing is also the one we use in our everyday work. I knew I had made the right choice in joining this amazing team.

The atmosphere at Colorkrew is what is suitable to call colorful. My colleagues are always willing to lend a helping hand, whether it’s by sharing their knowledge, offering guidance, or simply providing a listening ear. But same people are also a nice party to have a glass of beer with after work. A lot is done to make environment English-main, which helps a lot. It is important here at Colorkrew to know who are you working with and a lot is done to help you with that task. For example Go To Lunch campaign, which encourages you to go to lunch with your colleagues or Joyful Fridays where you can relax after productive week.

Biz team camp photo

As for the office itself, it’s a space that is ready to be a test environment. Because the best way to check that new Biz feature is working well is to run it by your colleagues. And a designated relaxation area where you can always sit in a bean bag to recharge is a nice addition. Location is nice in terms of distance from the station, which is really helpful because I spent a lot of time in commute.

When I was joining I had some doubts regarding the tech stack. If you didn’t work with PHP before you probably didn’t hear much of a good stuff about it. And if you worked with it, say, 10 years ago, you know that there is not much good to say about it. Well, time doesn’t stay in place and neither is PHP. Right now, with right framework it’s a powerful and pretty easy to use language with pretty much all syntactic sugar you need. And it keeps on developing.

In just three short months, I’ve already learned so much and started making new friends. I can’t wait to see what new challenges and opportunities lie ahead as we work together. It’s clear to me that this is just the beginning of an incredible adventure, and I am eager to contribute to the ongoing success of this remarkable team.