In our series 'Pauwels people' we talk with our people about life as a consultant, their projects and working for Pauwels Consulting & our clients. Today, we're meeting Sam Apostel, Full Stack Developer at Pauwels Consulting & Cock's Vleeswaren. Sam loves extreme sports en would like to start his own business one day!
How long have you been working for Pauwels Consulting?
I just joined Pauwels as a Full Stack Developer about two months ago, my first day was on February 5th.
Why did you choose to work for Pauwels Consulting?
I had several job offers I could choose from and I found the Pauwels offer the most attractive. Both the job content and the team at Cock’s Vleeswaren were appealing to me. I had smooth and pleasant contact with Inez and Bram and thanks to their fast action, I was able to sign my contract 4 days after my first phone call with Inez. Since both my parents have experience in consultancy, I was already familiar with the consultancy concept and taking on a consultancy job myself was quite a logical step.
In which IT domain do you work?
On what project are you currently working?
I am developing both for front end (React) & back end (PHP). We are building a portal for clients and suppliers of Cock’s Vleeswaren, a meat processing company in Sint-Niklaas. The functionalities we are working on are e.g. showing fact sheets, sending invoices, launching campaigns, registering orders.
What kind of projects would you like to do in the future, where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
I want to develop myself further in the domain of IT development, preferably within the context of a start-ups or scale-up. I’m also thinking about setting up a small company in brand development, as a secondary occupation.
What are your favourite IT tools/sources/…?
- Dribbble.com, a website for designers of user interfaces
- Meetups, in particular, those of the Full Stack Antwerp group
- self-built frameworks
What are your hobbies & interests?
I’m very fond of all kinds of (extreme) sports: climbing, sailing, skiing, biking. When biking, also to get to work, I usually listen to podcasts. I am a fan of the podcasts from Universiteit Vlaanderen and Nerdland (Lieven Scheire).
What is your favourite quote or dish or film or…?
I am a big fan of Marvel movies!