Oleh Moiseienko

Your job title?

The peacemaker.

Which languages do you speak?

English, Deutsch, Русский, Українська.

Which languages do you write?

SQL, PHP, JavaScript, JSON, HTML, CSS, XML, RegEx, some Bash

Where were you born?

Zaporizhia, Ukraine

What was your first experience with the internet? What year was that?

Back in ‘97 I was 15 and worked as an English to Russian interpreter and had to shoot emails back and forth with AOL email. Dial-up internet really upset my parents as their phone line was always busy. What really got me was the introduction of commercial broadband in the late 1990s which literally made me free!

Who you are? What are a few key points that make you, you?

I am empathetic and really care about the people around me. I like to solve problems and learn new things and I do believe in open-source!

Where in the world do you like to work?

Almost everywhere where it is warm, calm, and enough light :)

What led you to work at Saucal?

I had several offers but what really got me and made up my decision is Saucal’s openness, diversity of the projects, and a friendly team spread all over the world.

What is your favourite activity outside of work?

The three major things I like are going out of the city/traveling, sports and reading.

What is your favourite food/beverage?

Ukrainian borscht!

Favourite quote or song lyrics they live by (or) that best reps you?

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

Most interesting story or factoid about you?

That’s most probably the story of hatred turning admiration. A social worker in Germany whom I knew well saw how I competed at the city boxing competition and decided I could do some good training their junior handball team to become faster and more enduring. I agreed and there I was, aged 24 with a team of 12-13 year-olds. They were technically a very good team but lacked speed and conditioning. I had one hour for the conditioning training while the final hour they spent with their regular trainer. From the very beginning, I applied the rule “Train hard, fight easy” and well… earned their hatred right there. They wouldn’t even greet me in the locker room and pretended I didn’t exist but I never gave up watching them become better and better. After 3 months of training, they had their first competition since the beginning of our training. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend but I knew they won. The next training there was a great surprise! When I entered the hall I couldn’t believe my eyes - the whole team stood at attention while the delegated forward and goalkeeper formally greeted me and thanked me for what I had done to them. No need to say what a pleasure it was to continue coaching them! And yeah, that was a good experience for me as well where I started learning what teamwork and team spirit really is!