Let’s meet Daniel, the developer that loves to learn!
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It’s time to meet one of our developers, Daniel Trochez!
Why did you join QueensLab, and what has kept you here?
The reason why I joined is quite simple: I just had an extremely good feeling about the company, the culture, and the people.
This and the fact that I can work with my preferred tech stack made the decision to join QueensLab an easy one.
What is your proudest moment at QueensLab?
That was when I took my first consultancy job at QueensLab as an object-oriented programming teacher. I had never taught programming to a whole class before, so I was a bit nervous about how it would go. Luckily it went well and it was fun.
I was very proud of myself for having the courage to step out of my comfort zone. I was also able to share some of my knowledge and experience.
In your opinion, what are the hallmark traits of a great developer?
The developers I look up to are all humble, curious, and dedicated. I would say that these are good qualities, not only for a developer but for all professions.
How do you spend your time outside of the office?
When I'm not in the office, I usually spend my time with friends, family and my girlfriend. I also like to do sports, so you might find me at the gym or on the running tracks.
Travelling is also something I enjoy, I love exploring new places!
Do you have any hobbies, go-to weekend activities, or long-term passion projects you’re working on?
Hobbies yeah, I have a few of those, probably more than I have time for. I have a habit of picking up new hobbies.
Daniel’s new Muay Thai studio
A new hobby I've taken up is playing bass. I always wanted to be able to play an instrument and bass seemed like a cool instrument to learn. I immediately bought one and now I'm trying to learn by watching YouTube videos.
Another hobby of mine is programming, which is amazing, I get to work with something I enjoy so much that it has become a hobby for me as well. At the moment I'm trying to improve my frontend skills a bit and I have a little side project where I'm creating a website for a friend.
Another big passion of mine has always been martial arts, currently Thai boxing or Muay Thai as it is called in Thailand. I've been doing Thai boxing for a few years now and I just love it!
How do you define success in life?
I believe that success is defined as happiness. If you are happy with where you are in life and with what you do, then I would say you are successful.
Are you an iPhone or android type of person?
I have always been an android person. However, there have been a few moments where I have seriously considered converting. It has not happened yet, but I might convert one day just to try out and see what life with an iPhone would be like.
If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My girlfriend once introduced me to a Belgian wheat beer called Blue Moon. It’s the best beer I have ever had! I always look for Blue Moon whenever I find myself in a bar.
Daniel enjoying a few beers
If you were an animal, what would you be?
That’s easy! I would be a monkey. I don't really know why, but I've always found monkeys to be interesting animals. I even have two monkey tattoos. Another animal would probably be a chameleon because I'm good at blending in with different groups of people.
I have of course plans for a chameleon tattoo as well.
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I have a real weakness for pasta! So I could easily live on pasta, but if I had to choose one meal for the rest of my life, I would probably choose a mean lasagne with lots of cheese.
Get to know Daniel and the rest of the QueensLab team!
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