Fedor Yaremenko, Senior Software Engineer on Programming, the Internet, and Moreby@yaf
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Fedor Yaremenko, Senior Software Engineer on Programming, the Internet, and More

by Fedor YaremenkoMarch 20th, 2023
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HackerNoon asked readers to share their favorite and least favorite things. The answers were written by a senior software engineer at Ultimeta, Fedor Yaremenko.
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1. What do you currently do and what’s your favorite part about it?

I'm a senior software engineer at Ultimeta. I have taken part in the development of trade sites for insurance companies, real estate developers, and government institutions.

These sites help companies find the best prices for materials and services and also plan and implement those services efficiently.

I have also worked on server-side logic, system integration, and electronic signing.

In my work, I like most of all to develop solutions that bring profit to companies. I also like to learn new technologies.

2. How did you get started with your Tech Career?

I started programming in middle school but got my first job as a system administrator while studying at University. I got into the NetCracker training center, which develops solutions for telecommunications companies.

After studying at the training center, there was an interview for an internship. I got into NetCracker as a system engineer/system analyst. This experience has helped me, as a programmer, to dive into business requirements and understand what customers want and then offer the best solutions.

3. If Utopia were a color what color do you think it’d be and why?

That’s an interesting question. I think Utopia would be the color cyan which is one of my favorite colors. I have always associated it with happiness, calmness, serenity, and the natural world. When I close my eyes and imagine a perfect world, this color comes to mind.

4. If everything about HackerNoon changed drastically, what is one detail you’d like to keep exactly the same?  OR What’s your favorite thing to do with HackerNoon and why?

My favorite thing about HackerNoon is the editors. I am grateful to the editors because they proofread articles and improve titles. And, perhaps most importantly, they work very quickly, so articles are published without delay.

To be honest, getting articles reviewed and published is very important to me, so I really appreciate this work. My respect to the editors!

5. Tell us more about the things you write/make/manage/build!

I am working on the backend of our platform, which is written in Java and Kotlin. I work both on routine tasks and on the development of new functionality. I also do code reviews and mentor junior developers. Most of all, I like to rewrite legacy code to a new technology stack.

After much work, I feel as satisfied as after cleaning up my apartment :))

6. What’s your favorite thing about the internet?

It is difficult to single out one thing. The Internet covers all spheres of life: work, education, entertainment, communication, receiving services, and more. It is impossible to imagine modern life without the Internet.

I really appreciate receiving news, information, and entertainment from this amazing source.

7. It’s an apocalypse of ‘walking dead’ proportions and you can only own a singular piece of technology, what would it be?

The iPod is extremely necessary. Suitable music helps to cope with difficulties, tune in to the right mood and take a break whenever possible. I constantly listen to music and can’t live without it.

8. What is your least favorite thing about the internet?

Sometimes I don't like moderation and censorship. It seems to me that everyone should have the right to free speech. Sometimes Internet sites turn into mass media and follow policies that oppress certain groups of people.

9. If you were given $10 million to invest in something today what would you invest in and why?

I would invest in the development of computers on a new element base, for example, in quantum, optical or biological computers. There are samples of these technologies, but their mass application is still far away.

I think a breakthrough in this direction will allow us to solve complex problems in all areas: medicine, urbanism, commerce, logistics, finance, etc.

10. What’s something you’re currently learning or excited to learn?

At the moment, I am actively studying application architecture. I study various approaches, best practices, and technologies that allow us to build complex solutions.

I am also very interested in ML and AI; I think these technologies are very important now and will continue to evolve very rapidly to become even more important in the near future. These technologies already impact our daily life.

I believe studying these technologies will help me to gain actual and in-demand knowledge.

11. Would you rather travel 10 years into the past or 10 years into the future? Give reasons for your answer.

Neither. Despite a difficult 2022 and the promise of a difficult 2023, I would not like to change the current time.

I already experienced 2013, so I’m not interested in going back there, and while it would be very interesting now to see what will happen in 2033, I don't want to miss the next ten years and have a misunderstanding of what happened up to the current moment.

I think you need to be able to enjoy life and cope with the difficulties of the current time.