- Please tell us your name and what you do here at Equaleyes?
My name is Mateja, but I also go by the (nick)name of sparkica. I’m COO during the day, but in the afternoons and evenings, I strive to give back to the community.
- What do you like to do for fun?
Fun is overrated; I only do serious things – like having serious fun and finding time to finish a story I started writing years ago. When I’m not reading or chasing the holy grail of productivity, I write, run, read, bike, hike, and volunteer, but not necessarily in this order.
- What’s your earliest childhood memory?
My Siamese cat was crawling under the blanket to take over my pillow. I fought with this furry beast for the ownership of the pillow for 20 years.
- What is the best piece of advice your mom or dad gave you?
My dad said: Look, Mateja, the easier path is not always the right one. Also, grab the bull by the horns and just own it.
- Who do you admire right now and why?
I admire a lot of people, especially the ones who aspire to do good things in the world and don’t just look out for themselves. If I would have to pick one, I’d say, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
- If a movie was made of your life what genre would it be, who would play you?
It would definitely be comedy/drama or a mockumentary Tropical Thunder style with Ben Stiller in it. Oh, wait a minute, he couldn’t play me, could he? Still, I’d choose him. He usually portrays a character who’s smart, sometimes blunt or awkward, funny and serious at the same time, but good at the core. Just like me, I believe.
- What things do you not like to do?
I hate writing reports, even more than ironing. I don’t like to argue for the sake of arguing.
- Everyone has a good app idea. What’s yours?
App for folding laundry and storing it away in the closet. Also, an app to water the flowers. For everything else, I already have an app.
- What do you think robots dream about?
I believe robots have nightmares about humans taking over the world and making the robots do stuff they don’t like or don’t want to do.
- Imagine you were the CEO of a company… What would you make compulsory in the office and what would you definitely ban in the office?
I’d like to see/have these three things in any company, not just mine: coffee, good sense of humor and ability to step into each other shoes. If I mean this literally, it’s up to you.
- Tell us your darkest secret; we promise we won’t tell anyone. They’ll read it 😀
My darkest secret is…. xjalhaoiq0391ć1rf!#$Das_%”#XDF
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***RAPID FIRE ROUND:
Cheese or Chocolate?
Coffee or Tea?
Running or walking?
Numbers or Letters?
B0TH. Math and literature are both arts.
Beatles or Stones?
Harry Potter or LOTR?
This is really a tough one. Harry Potter in the morning and LOTR in the evening.
Cats or Dogs?
Dogz. But also CodeCatz.
Become the king of the world or the president of the world?
Queen of the Hill more likely.
Sink or Swim?
Swim as I’ve never swum before. Nice practice for irregular verbs.
Play music or Listen to music?
Play to listen.
Bite your tongue or kick your little toe?
The true experts can do both simultaneously. I’m honing my skills to reach this advanced level. For now, I’m more with the kickers.
Fight or Flight?
Fight for our right to left!
Jobs or Woz?
Jobs vision anytime.
Sharks or Dolphins?
Dolphins eat tuna, and I eat tuna, do the math.
Pizza or Pasta?
No carbs, thank you very much.
Ibiza or Iceland?
Fiery Iceland over dancing Ibiza.
Hot or Cold?
Hot coffee on a cold day or cold drink on a hot day.
Books or Movies?
Books. Always & Forever. Give me a good book, and I forget about me because for sure I’ll forget about you in a minute.