Velibor Miranović - Programming is a way of thinking

Velibor Miranović
Velibor Miranović
Published: 29.08.2022

The soul of Pangea.ai’s brand is making human connections. Our tech partners continue to build and strengthen our community’s DNA. We are very proud to have Amplitudo as part of our circle, whose unique individuals now inspire and empower all of our team members.

Time to meet the Development Lead at Amplitudo, Velibor!


Amplitudo recapitulation.

I joined the Amplitudo company on the spur of the moment. I spoke with the CEO, Nenad, and the HR manager Jelena for the first time, but we could not reach a consensus (thanks to me).

After around six months, I decided to stop working at the company where I was then employed. Jelena contacted me around ten days before my employment with the company ended. I had intended to take a few months off before looking for a new career.

At the moment, and within a few days, we agreed that I would continue to work at Amplitudo.

Fun side.

Personal and business successes.

Because I arrived as someone with extensive business experience in addition to programming, the company quickly recognized this and promoted me to the position of leader. For me, the most impressive period was when we "refactored" the delivery sector, determined the technologies, and created and implemented the sector's organizational structure and processes. It was a challenging time that demanded patience, hard work, and team decision-making. How we responded to all of those challenges, the Delivery team we have today and are proud of, speaks for itself.

I see my current role in the company as a series of successes. There are personal successes as well as business successes. I've developed friendships and personal ties with my coworkers over the past two years, without which the overall success would be less significant.

"The challenge is to be replaceable."

Being a good time manager is the most challenging aspect of any business. Especially in our industry. The organizational structure we put in place, along with collegiality, greatly aid in managing priorities.

Keeping up with technology and the news is another challenge, besides all other work and personal commitments. Making yourself replaceable is the primary obstacle to advancement in both your professional and personal life.

In other words, you are disqualified for further advancement if there is at least one thing that only you in the team can do. You'll always have to do it because you're the only one who knows how.

How to become a successful programmer.

Today's programmers face a problem I faced about ten years ago when I first began learning. They have abundant materials and knowledge sources that aren't always of high quality. Because programming as a job requires more than just knowledge of a language or framework, it is critical to get off to a good start.

As a result, solid foundations should be laid in terms of programming principles, mathematics, algorithms, and data structures. This foundation makes learning new languages and technologies much easier because it is done so with a thorough understanding. #lowlevelstuff

Professional side.

Choose what suits you best.

Today, the word "programmer" refers to a wide range of tasks. Indeed, you should check around every corner at first because it is human nature to explore and try anything new.

Of course, this should be done with care and consideration for personal interests. The field selection process is the most crucial stage. This is the time to be objective and conscious of our capabilities but not to restrict ourselves. Instead, you ought to make goals for yourself.

Mentoring implies growth for both the mentor and the mentee.

As a mentor, I demand previous knowledge and participation, but I am also here to offer guidance and share my expertise. A true mentor should constantly have a friendly demeanor. A mentor must create confidence, demonstrate and unequivocally verify his knowledge, and strongly desire to pass on that information.

When it comes down to mentoring, the idea of interchangeability stands for both a challenge and a goal. And the fundamental idea is that via the mentoring process, the mentor and the one being mentored learn together.


Get to know Velibor and the rest of the Amplitudo team!

We’re delighted that Velibor decided to join Amplitudo – it’s been great having them on board! If you have any questions or want to get to know Velibor or one of their colleagues from the Amplitudo team, we can put you in touch. Don’t hesitate to reach out!

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