Your whole team is in Moscow – over 7 thousand kilometers and different time zones separate you from them. Does it affect your work?
The only disadvantage of working in another country is that I don't have enough live contacts with the team. Although I work from WeWork co-working space Impulse Machine rents out for me in New York city and we have kind of our own community there, it's not the same.
The time difference is not a problem at all. Over the six months of my work, there was only one problem which I couldn't solve immediately because of the time difference and I had to wait until the morning in Moscow. But usually we resolve all issues with the team very quickly online.
I don't know how the guys managed to create such atmosphere, but although we can communicate only remotely, I treat them like a family.
My wife sometimes asks me when I'll stop talking about my work, but I literally just can't.
After all, not so long ago you met the whole Impulse team in person…
Yes, I initially came for a job interview in the summer but back then I met only with Tatyana. In November, I managed to come to Moscow and get to know everyone, we even went to an industry conference together. At first it was a strange sensation - like I know a lot about these people, but for a long time we only solved working issues in chat rooms. Getting to know them in real life felt great.
Do you miss Russia?
Very much. New York, of course, is a cool place, but Moscow is still the best city in the world.
What is KB-12 for you?
Team, goals, development.