If you've been keeping up with our blog, you've read articles on how we use Agile Scrum with a Distributed Dev Team and which Agile Ceremonies we stick to here at gap intelligence. In the world of Five Ws and one H, these blogs provide great insight into the Why, the What, the Where, the When, and the How, but they only touch in a broad sense on the Who. Today, I'd like to introduce a few of the development team Whos, coming at ya all the way from Uzbekistan. Because as they say in Uzbekistan, Писать код без команды - плов без соли!

Name: Timur Gabdrakipov
Started at gap intelligence: Almost 5 years ago

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Tell me about your career path and how you got to gap intelligence.

While being a student, I dreamed of working in a big company where I could develop innovative software applications using modern technologies. Like many developers, my career began with small websites and e-stores. Over time, projects on which I worked have become more complicated, but a desire to program grew. My experience and my knowledge helped me get a job in the company of my dreams.

What would you do if you weren't a software developer?

It is difficult to imagine, but I think I could be a school teacher in mathematics.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I try to spend most of my time with my family, we like to travel and mark on the map the countries and cities where we have been.

What is your favorite Uzbek dish?

Fried Lagman. It always includes homemade noodles, meat and other ingredients depending on its formulation.

What is one thing about Uzbekistan that most people don't know?

Uzbekistan ranks first in the Happy Planet Index among the countries of Central Asia.

What is one thing you've learned in your time at gap intelligence?

Do not commit to master.

Anything else you want to add?

My favorite color is orange.

Name: Pavel Skripin
Started at gap intelligence: July 2012

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Tell me about your career path and how you got to gap intelligence.

I graduated from Tashkent University of Information Technologies. During studying I worked as a freelancer, did unpretentious sites. Then for a half of year (during final semester), I worked in a company which developed sites and systems of varying complexity (shops, marketplaces, erps) and then I came to gap intelligence.

What would you do if you weren't a software developer?

I would do whatever it takes to be engulfed in the world of music. Musician, DJ, RJ... etc. Music is my hobby!

What do you like to do outside of work?

As I said before I'm a music fan. I play guitar in a band \m/ Also, I love mountains and travels.

What is your favorite Uzbek dish?

It's definitely Plov (Pilaf)!

What is one thing about Uzbekistan that most people don't know?

We speak Russian, not Uzbek (I really don't know the Uzbek language). Most of the population of Uzbekistan knows and speaks Russian. It's the influence of the Soviet Union and it is getting smaller every year.

What is one thing you've learned in your time at gap intelligence?

I think I learned how to work in a team, I learned what it means to be a member of the team. It's really cool to work in a team whose members are located in different countries and speak a different language. Great experience!

Name: Timur Suleymanov
Started at gap intelligence: 2 months

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Tell me about your career path and how you got to gap intelligence.

I graduated from the Plekhanov Russian Economic University in 2012 and had short internship in a bank where I realised that I don't want to work in the field of economics. I had a small experience as developer while studying and decided to change profession and got a job in a local company as a developer. Then for several years I worked as a freelancer on Russian companies remotely. Not so long ago I heard about vacancy in gap's UZ office and got the job :).

What would you do if you weren't a software developer?

If I had not become a developer, I probably would be engaged in business. Opened a coffee shop or an online store ... in short I would deal with where it is possible to create something of my own.

What do you like to do outside of work?

In free time, I go to gym, read books, watch TV shows.

What is your favorite Uzbek dish?

My favorite dish, like the majority of people living in Uzbekistan - plov (pilaf).

What is one thing about Uzbekistan that most people don't know?

Tashkent (capital of Uzbekistan) is the 4th largest city in CIS (after Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kiev)

What is one thing you've learned in your time at gap intelligence?

I have started to work with Ruby. I hadn't much experience with this language before. There are large and cool projects in gap intelligence written on Ruby and I get a great practice working with professionals of this language here.

UZ flag in the shape of a heart.