Interview #3: Ondra Urban - Apify
Welcome to our monthly interview, this time it’s the turn of Ondra Urban (his GitHub), COO at Apify, a cloud platform that helps you build reliable scrapers, fast.
Hi Ondra, I’m really happy to have you here, and thanks for finding time to answer my questions.
- First of all, tell us a bit about yourself and what brought you to Apify.
Hi Pierluigi, happy to be here. I’m just a guy from Prague who likes fixing problems and solving challenges. I used to do that as a lawyer, but I learned to program and fell in love with it. After my first year as a professional developer, I was looking for new challenges. I was going to join a different company, but I got rejected at the last minute. So I opened a local job portal and found Apify as the first result. I saw that they did web scraping, which I found extremely fascinating thanks to my legal background, and I applied.