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.

Ondra Urban
Ondra Urban

Hi Ondra, I’m really happy to have you here, and thanks for finding time to answer my questions.

  1. 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.

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