Meet our always-smiling colleague, Rokas :)




Here’s what he reveals behind the scenes.

1. How did you go from studying food technology to working in IT?

My journey from studying food technology to entering the IT field was fueled by a childhood passion for technology. I had database classes in school, but I didn’t dare to take a step on this career path. Despite my initial hesitations, I pursued food technology after school. After working in the food industry for nearly three years, I realized my unfulfilled aspirations.

Secretly editing and creating videos during my free time has always been a creative outlet for me. Encouraged by my brother, I took a leap into Kaunas Coding School, drawn in by the dynamic nature of programming and the constant room for improvement. There was no better time than the present to make my career path switch. Balancing work and studies was undoubtedly challenging, but it marked the transformative phase of my career.

2. What hobbies do you have? How do you manage to maintain a work-life balance?

Beyond work, my life is a blend of passion for sports and enriching travel experiences. Basketball has been a constant in my life, leading me to establish an amateur team in 2016, where I serve as both a player and a coach. The basketball court is where I can pour out all my accumulated emotions. I also represent the team of my hometown, Žiežmariai, where I was born and raised – an honor that adds a special touch to my connection with my roots.

Aside from this, I’ve been refereeing basketball since 2015, officiating in Lithuanian leagues such as the MKL (Pupils Basketball League) and the amateur basketball leagues. This role serves as a refreshing mental exercise for me.

Additionally, travel is a vital ingredient in maintaining my work-life balance. Exploring the world, with Italy standing out as a personal favorite, brings richness to my life. Even ventures to countries like India, where I lived with a local family, provided cultural revelations that significantly contributed to my understanding of life.

Moreover, I’ve embarked on memorable cycling journeys with my colleagues. Cycling from Kaunas to Nida and Kaunas to Jurmala not only strengthens our bonds but also adds a unique flavor to my travel adventures, making them even more unforgettable.

3. What helps you stay positive during challenging times?

Optimism is my guiding principle in life, and I always see the glass as half full. During challenging times, I prioritize staying calm and conducting a thoughtful assessment of the situation. Physical exercise serves as a refuge, and travel acts as an escape when needed. Balancing life is crucial, and I am committed to continual improvement and growth, ensuring that life remains a journey of positive experiences and personal development.