28th January 2015

Learn More About Michal, who Recently Joined the Creode Team

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Web Developer

Creode’s development team has grown again this month, with the appointment of another ‘full stack’ developer who will be based in our Leeds office. In this article we get to learn a little more about Michal Lapeusz. Michal is an experienced developer with great knowledge of both front and backend website development. 

Web developers – also known as web programmers – make websites ‘do things’. In other words, they develop a site’s ‘functionality’ and ‘interactivity’. So if you use the web to do things like book a flight, comment on forums, view a bank balance, report a fault… and countless other tasks, then a web developer will have been involved in making sure it all works smoothly. We fired some fun questions to Michal so we can all learn a little more about our new team member.

What is your role at Creode? – I’m a Web Developer. I’m responsible for creating new and tweaking old sites, to make sure everything works and looks as it should.

Real age? – 23

Previous experience? – After leaving university, for the past year and a half, I’ve worked as a Web designer/developer for a company called Chapter Eight. That role mainly focused on front end development of web solutions.

Where do you call home? – I’m originally from Poland, but have lived in England for nearly 8 years. So I would say Leeds is my new home.

Which University did you attend and what degree did you complete? – I graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a BSC Computing degree.

What’s your favourite piece of design software? – I’d have to say Photoshop, purely because it’s multipurpose (for creating visuals as well as tweaking photos) and it is straightforward to use, once you get to know it a bit.

What do you like to do in your spare time, any particular hobbies? – Can watching a TV series be a hobby? I do that quite a lot. I also enjoy travelling, discovering new places, cultures and their cuisine.

Where is your favourite place to eat in Leeds? – La Tasca! Everytime I’m there, it makes me feel like I’m back on holidays in Spain. Shame the meal only last for couple of hours and then I have to go back to reality.

It’s your turn to sing at the karaoke bar, which song would you choose? – I can’t sing and my music taste is quite alternative, so I probably would struggle to find a song that I know and like. But if I had to choose one, I’d probably go for a karaoke classic like Build Me Up Buttercup.

What is your biggest pet hate? – I don’t hate many things, if any at all. If I had to be really picky I’d probably say untidyness.

If you were a box of cereal, which would you be? – Frosties, because they’re sweet out of the box.

If you were stranded on an island, which 3 things would you bring? – Laptop, charger and fiberoptic internet, so then I can order the rest of things I will need.

What’s your favourite flavour Jelly Bean? – Orange, orange is always good.

Favourite Celebrity? – Alex Gaskarth, as I really enjoy his sense of humour.

If there was a movie made about your life, who would play you? – Brad Pitt, because why the hell not?

What do you like about Creode so far? – Passionate people with a great amount of knowledge that are always willing to help or advise. They are also a friendly bunch that keep me smiling throughout the day.