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News June 11, 2024

Beyond Anthill: Deni Panov

Another Beyond Anthill is here, and this time we delve into the daily life and career motivations of Deni Panov, Full-Stack Developer. Join us as he shares insights into his role, his journey with Anthill, and how he balances his professional and personal passions.

Describe your role at Anthill and what a typical day looks like for you.

Deni: I start my day early, around 7:00 AM, and after dropping off my kid at kindergarten, I go for a run or a walk. Once I’m back, I settle into work mode by checking my emails. My typical workday includes tackling new tasks or progressing on ongoing projects. I’m often in meetings with team members, collaborating and sharing updates.

Describe your job in a way that a 3-year-old would understand it.

Deni: Imagine I’m a magician who helps make websites that grown-ups and sometimes kids like you can play with online. I work with a team of other magicians, and we use a special magic language called “code” to create these websites. 

What was your motivation to join Anthill’s team?

Deni: I joined Anthill because I was looking for a fresh challenge and a dynamic team environment. The company offered excellent career growth opportunities and a team of professionals that matched my ambitions, making it the perfect next step in my career. 

How does Anthill encourage and support you to pursue your interests?

Deni: Anthill supports a healthy work-life balance, which is crucial for me as a dad. The company’s culture aligns closely with my personal values, and my colleagues are open, honest, and welcoming, which helped me integrate quickly and feel part of the team from the start. 

Can you share something that you are currently working on that you find particularly exciting or challenging, and why?

Deni: I’m currently developing an HR Payroll feature, specifically focusing on generating paysheets for employees over various pay periods. The main challenge is coordinating with multiple teams as we all contribute different components to this project. It’s like putting together a complex puzzle where every piece must perfectly align.

What are your future goals & aspirations?

Deni: My goal is straightforward: to contribute positively every day. I believe that by consistently giving my best, both I and the company will experience substantial growth. It’s a mutually beneficial approach. 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Deni: Despite the limited free time I have as a father, I enjoy staying active. I’ve recently reignited my passion for running, which is now a significant part of my hybrid cardio and weight training routine. I also love hiking. Additionally, I practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, though I’ve had to put that on hold for now.

Interested to join our team? Check out our open positions here.