Destiny… the power that predetermines and orders the course of events. Some things, people, and circumstances come to us even though we defend ourselves against them. In many situations, when we stop opposing them, they can lead us to the places where we should be, surrounded by people who are our best match. And sometimes we don't have to look far for what is written for us.
In the case of Sini, our October Member of the month, he was destined to be in Dynatrace. When you read the article, you'll see that although @sinisa_zubic was running away from fate, he ended up where he was supposed to be and is very happy with this fact. And we’re happy about it, too. 😊 Having Sini as a part of the Community is a big value for the Community users and for the Community Team.
Can you share some details about your past? What is your story, how did it happen that you decided to work in the IT / APM area, and how did you become a Dynatracer?
As a child, I had the usual role models in mind:
I always wanted to know how things work and what’s inside. I loved to disassemble old radios or toys. So, from my infant days, I was already attached to technology. Therefore, I went to an IT high school and subsequently did a bachelor's and master’s in business informatics in Linz.
After university, I was looking for a new job in IT. I had never heard about Dynatrace, even though the office was close to the university. A head-hunter got my number and reached out to me a couple of times. Initially, I was reluctant to go to an interview, but then I went to one. As soon as they explained what kind of product they were building, I thought, “WOW, amazing,” and became a part of Dynatrace.
Can you tell us a little bit about your job? What interesting things you’re working on that you can share?
I am part of a team which is called “Platform Enablement Team.” We’re creating content, doing workshops, and answering questions about how to build Dynatrace Apps and DQL. Furthermore, we're also fostering the Dynatrace developer community called Developer Forum. Internally, we have enabled more than 400 colleagues on how to make Dynatrace Apps. Since I have touchpoints with so many different people, it is really interesting for me to see what kind of use cases someone would like to solve with the Dynatrace platform.
What makes you excited about being a part of the Dynatrace?
On the one hand, it is our product – a best-in-class solution using cutting-edge technologies. So new technology trends are being quickly adopted. On the other side is the Dynatrace culture – the company has tripled in size since I joined, and I still feel the same spirit.
How is the Community helping you in your job? Why do you think it’s worth joining the Dynatrace Community? What best advice can you give someone who just started using Community?
Community is all about exchanging ideas and helping each other. As it is crucial for us as a company to identify our customer needs, one part of my job is giving feedback to the R&D teams.
With the launch of the Developer Forum as part of the Community, we're also trying to bring Dynatrace developers with non-Dynatrace developers closer together. So, you can engage with Dynatrace developers – how cool is that? 😊
For someone who has just started using the Community – don’t hesitate to ask questions. There are no stupid questions.
Tell us something about you that most people don’t know. What is your biggest joy or passion in life?
I don’t have one big passion, there are a couple of them. I love to spend weekends outside – be it in the mountains doing sports or traveling.
One time, on accident, I was snorkeling next to a… shark. Some guy on the beach was fishing for some big fish while I was collecting seashells from the ground. I heard people on the shore shouting, “Shark, shark!”, and swam as fast as I could to the beach and noticed that the fisher had a shark on the hook 10m next to me snorkeling. Also, since I am interested in tech, I have quite some gadgets at home like a drone, NAS (network attached storage), 360 action camera, Nintendo Switch, gimbal…
What’s one thing on your bucket list? Your dream?
Visiting all continents – there are two still left 😊
Sini, keep going! We wish your enthusiasm and motivation never to fade and your knowledge and experience constantly expand. And we're happy that the Community helps with that! 😉