Oppese! The blog post dedicated to Walter could only begin this way, with the expression he coined and launched throughout the company. Originally from Taranto, Apulia, but coming to Oval from San Francisco, he has earned the nickname "Successful" for the code he writes in the field of back-end development, as well as for the determination with which he launches himself into every challenge ... and for his charm!
And his other qualities? A talent for preparing meatballs and an instinct for pranks! Leaving your PC unlocked around him is one of the riskiest moves you can make in the office, but you're always guaranteed a laugh!
One year of Walter, in numbers:
💻 1000+ commits released in production
🤡 200+ successful pranks in the office
🏍 1500+ km ridden on a motorcycle
⚽️ 200+ oppese scoring a goal at FIFA
🥨 2+ kgs of tarallini shared with coworkers
1. What was your idea of Oval before you started?
Before joining Oval as an employee, I was already a saver via the app. Even today I consider myself primarily a user and this philosophy contributes to my dedication!
2. After a year working with us, would you say it was everything you expected it to be?
The services that Oval offers are expanding more and more and I am extremely happy to have played a role in its development. In addition I can say that the team, which I already knew in small part, satisfies me in full!
3. What’s your favourite quote/line from a movie?
"We are strong only if united, weak if divided" - Harry Potter's Albus Dumbledore
4. What is your favourite thing to do outside of work?
Motorbikes, cooking, books and comics are my passions.
5. What is your favourite drink to order at the bar?
To complement the previous question: the Moscow Mule is another passion of mine!
6. What's your biggest fear?
Revenge on my pranks.
7. What’s your biggest weakness?
I tend not to take things too seriously. In my opinion, this is both a strength and a weakness.
8. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would go to South America for a vacation, while to try to settle down I would choose South-East Asia.
9. What did you want to be growing up?
I wanted to be an actor. Therefore, I involved some friends and we started organising small plays. I had the entrepreneurial spirit in my blood at a young age!
10. What did you do before you started with Oval?
I worked for 3 years as a full-stack developer in San Francisco and another year for the same company remotely.
11. What is your degree in?
I like to call myself a "veteran student". I have been enrolled in Computer Engineering for 7 years, but my the rate of completing my studies is inversely proportional to my work pace 😅
12. What’s your dream job now?
The current one! Sometimes it's stressful, but the satisfaction derived from fixing a bug that seemed impossible or receiving a positive comment from another user, fully compensate for the stress!