Interview with Ionut Lepadatescu

Android Comms Engineer at Fitbit

Please, tell a bit about the work you do. How did you first get involved into this work?

Right now I am working with the wonderful Android BLE stack and having a blast with it. I got involved in this lower part of the Android stack first when doing an automation for door opening and then when I started working with Fitbit. My first interaction with Android was during Cupcake and since then on I bounced on and off with Android development.

What is the most challenging part of your work, and what is the most rewarding one?

The most challenging is interpreting logs in an async world both in code and with IoT devices. Solving complex problems with simple solutions and seeing the customer’s happiness is the most rewarding part.

Do you have any advice for someone interested in pursuing the same career?

Be curios. Ask about what you don’t understand. Challenge what is wrong or remains unclear.

Can you give us a sneak peek into your GDG DevFest Romania talk? Why did you choose this subject?

As I picked RxJava I discovered it is a great tool. But as Uncle Ben said: With great powers comes also great responsibility. I want to share how we can avoid some complications that are easily made.

In your opinion, what are the benefits of attending events like GDG DevFest Romania?

Learning new things about the tools you use everyday and also about the tools you should be using. As well as meeting lots of other passionate developers.