The Largest Challenge Is Communications
In this interview Anastasia Kazakova talked to Lenyo Lee, JetBrains Regional Sales Manager in China and the Chinese-speaking market, and also the General Manager of the JetBrains Shanghai office. They discussed her career from developer to regional market manager and the best way to connect European and Chinese cultures. Anastasia: Hi Lenyo, tell us about your path to JetBrains. Lenyo: It has been an adventure! When I joined JetBrains in 2014, I was the first regional sales representative, starting as a one-person team and taking care of all kinds of tasks in Greater China, from business de
Delivering Nice and Neat Results
Dmitry Jemerov, Head of Product for the IntelliJ department, answered Roman Poborchiys questions about the most famous JetBrains product, the culture of exploring the IDE, his co-authored book about Kotlin, and working for Google.
Once a Developer, Always a Developer
Alina Komissarova, Coordinator of JetBrains Educational Projects who is based in Novosibirsk, Russia, interviewed her fellow Siberian Tagir Valeev, Java Tech Lead in IntelliJ IDEA. They talked about what life and work are like for someone who feels the never-ceasing drive to develop, share his knowledge, and learn Japanese.
The big question I like to ask is, “What can we create that would be helpful to a million of people?”
Anna Kutarba, RubyMine Team Lead, interviewed her JetBrains colleague Konstantin Bulenkov, UI Team Lead and the person behind JetBrains Mono, Darcula, JetBrains Runtime, and the Toolbox App. Konstantin shared his insights about innovating in areas where no more innovations were thought possible, inspiring teammates, and making products that are used by millions. Konstantin Bulenkov, UI Team Lead at JetBrains You've been creating user interfaces at JetBrains for almost 10 years. How did you wind up working in UI/UX? I guess it happened naturally. JetBrains uses a lot of dogfooding, which is
Digital Marketers at JetBrains: Advertising, Analytics, and Data-Processing Experts
Roman Prokashev, the Team Lead of Digital Marketing, shared his vision of internet marketing at JetBrains with Artem Sarkisov, a PMM for IntelliJ IDEA
Help and Inspire. Interview with Hadi Hariri, Team Lead in Developer Advocacy at JetBrains
Anastasia Kazakova, our Product Marketing Manager for C++ tools, talks with Hadi Hariri, Team Lead in Developer Advocacy at JetBrains, about teaching people, helping, and inspiring them. Hadi Hariri, team lead in Developer Advocacy at JetBrains Being a developer advocate, are you closer to the users or to the product teams you are working with? I think we're kind of in the middle, which I believe is an important place to be for a developer advocate. We are the bridge between the product teams and users. Okay, then being in the middle, how do you advocate developers' needs when thousands of
An Interview with Olga Berdnikova, UI/UX Designer at JetBrains
“A good day is when there’s some tangible result at the end when you’ve completed a task or a part of it”: An interview with Olga Berdnikova, a UI/UX designer at JetBrains. One rule for a good interview is: ask the questions you're interested in. Anna Gasparyan, the Team Lead for the IntelliJ IDEA Technical Writing team, asked Olga Berdnikova about everything she wanted to know about UX design and the specifics of the job. Olga Berdnikova, UI/UX designer at JetBrains First of all, let’s sort out the terminology. I’m talking about the roles of a UX architect and a UI designer. As I see it,
A First-Hand Insight into Marketing Research at JetBrains
Kotlin Developer Advocate Eugene Petrenko talked with Maria Antropova, Head of the JetBrains Marketing Research department, about her work, her team, their current tasks, and future plans. Your team has been around for quite a while. How did you start out and what kinds of research do you do? It was back in 2012, when I came to the ReSharper team as an analyst. As more analysts joined me over time, we formed a team as part of the Marketing department. We started with product surveys, market research, and sales analysis—small-scale tasks that addressed our colleagues' ad hoc requests at the
‘Common sense rather than KPIs.’ Interview with VP of Human Resources Natalia Chisler
In the eight years Natalia Chisler has been with JetBrains, the number of staff has exploded from 120 to over 800 working across 6 distributed offices. JetBrains software is used by millions of developers worldwide, and many of them dream of joining a JetBrains team to help improve the professional tools for themselves and their peers. So what does it take to become a part of JetBrains? Do you even stand a chance if you're not a Senior Developer? Read our interview with Natalia for answers to these and other questions. Photo by Alexander Nefedov Today, all new hires go through the HR depar
Interview with Sergey Coox, the .NET Department Lead at JetBrains
Anastasia Kazakova, our Product Marketing Manager for C++ tools, talks with Sergey Coox about controlled chaos, internal competition, and keeping 90 colleagues happy at work. Q: Hi Sergey! You lead the .NET Department at JetBrains. How big is your department and what products does it work on? According to the latest ‘census,’ we’re 90-strong. We work on ReSharper – our Visual Studio extension for .NET, the second oldest JetBrains tool after IntelliJ IDEA; Rider – an up-and-coming cross-platform .NET IDE; a family of profilers including dotTrace and dotMemory; dotCover for analyzing code cove
Meet Anna, the documentation team lead for IntelliJ IDEA
Anna is a technical writers' team lead at JetBrains. In this interview, she let me look under the hood of our technical writing. Online documentation is one of the pillars of our connection with developers, and Anna is dedicated to making it even better and more user-friendly. Q: Anna, how long have you been working for JetBrains? What background do technical writers normally have? I’ve been with JetBrains for three and a half years. Though any company that produces software products has technical writers in their staff, in Russia you still cannot get a degree as a technical writer. So mos
Should Tech Support Engineers Code?
Here’s what Serge Baranov, JetBrains’ legendary tech support engineer, had to say to on the matter. Hi Serge! Have you heard of Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer a.k.a “the man from the white room”? Every Apple press conference (WWDC) has a video with him, showing an empty all-white room. Some say Jony Ive is not a human but only an app. There’s a similar myth about you at JetBrains: people believe you’re not a real person but some advanced futuristic AI! I guess it’s because you work from home, invisible to your colleagues, and you respond to user requests almost 24/7, at lightning-fa