Staff Profiles: Zarko
After a long delay, the Chess.com staff profiles picks up with Zarko Stankovic, one of our fantastic developers who works behind the scenes to make Chess.com more awesome with each passing day!
Where do you live?
I live in Belgrade, capital of Serbia. Belgrade is my hometown and I really like its spirit and good vibes, especially in the summer.
How long have you worked for Chess.com?
It's been amazing 4.5 years now. Wow, that sounds unbelievable to me now!
What do you do at Chess.com?
I am PHP backend developer. Mostly known for our mobile API, but also for mobile notifications, mobile payments, and other features. Basically, the guy who tries to ensure our server side serves our mobile apps with no glitches.
What do you like about working at Chess.com?
People. People is the #1 thing that I love here. Everyone on the team is just great, both as human beings and as professionals. I really feel that Chess.com is like one big family, and not some kind of corporate organization. Of course, there are other nice things about working here, like interesting technical challenges, flexible working hours, remote work, excellent salary, technology etc.
What are your other interests and hobbies?
I like music. A lot. Playing guitar, but not professionally. I also like to read books, travel with my girlfriend, cook, trying to learn Spanish (took classes) and occasionally play sports. I like basketball. Radiohead, John Frusciante, EKV. I'm the member of PHP Serbia, which is Serbian PHP user group.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
If I could be little bit selfish, and use the superpower only for myself, then I'd stop the time for a moment, and finish all books I started to read
Otherwise, I'd use superpower to tell the people there is no superpower. Only super (cool) people and good things in your life.
0-0 or 0-0-0?I'm sorry guys, but I have no idea I think that I prefer 0-0-0 but I'm not a great chess player. But if you asked me The Beatles VS The Rolling Stones, the answer would be (of course) The Beatles
Thank you Zarko for making Chess.com better, and thank you Chess.com members for checking out this staff profile! Stay tuned for the next one!