# Can you introduce yourself in a few words?
is Mete. I'm a Developer Advocate at Google, focused on helping developers with
Google Cloud. I'm originally from the island of Cyprus and currently live in Greenwich/London, not too far away from the prime meridian.
# What was your IT journey like?
my IT journey as a research engineer intern at Nokia back in 2004 in the US.
Since then, I have worked at companies like EMC, Adobe in the US, Skype,
Microsoft and Google in the UK. My roles ranged from Sustaining Engineer to
Software Engineer to Lead/Senior Software Engineer and now a Developer Advocate
at Google in the past 6 years.
# What is the favorite part of your job?
Developer Advocate, I get to learn new technologies and then go out and share
my learnings with other developers. I like that I get to stay technical but
also connect with other developers all around the world. I also love travelling
and my job is great for that!
# If you had to sum up your career in one sentence,
what would you say?
it in one word instead: Diverse :-) I got to work in different roles in
different countries (US, UK) and different technologies (C/C++, Java, C#,
# How do you see the future of work? And how do you
frame this during the time we are in now?
a flexible world where people will get to choose how and where they do their
work. Some people will prefer to go to an office on a regular basis and some
will prefer to work from home or have a digital nomad kind of lifestyle. Either
way, the output is going to be more important than the location/time.
# Do you have any advice for aspiring tech people who
want to grow in the tech industry?
learning! There's so much to learn in tech and it's always changing. You need
to constantly keep learning to grow and stay relevant in our industry.
# Short overview about what you will talk about at
about the current serverless landscape. Serverless started as simple functions
but now it's much more than simple functions. I'll talk about the different
phases serverless went through and I will give an overview of tools and
services in the serverless ecosystem.
# What is your message for Romania IT community?
always impressed with the technical depth of Romanian developers/companies and
the conferences in Romania also reflect this. I'm looking forward to learning
from you as well!