Meet the Tripsers!


Dmitry Koval

Our team is growing fast - last week Dmitry joined the team from Kiev, starting with the fun of a team Jamboree in Spain!

How was it to spend your first week of a new job at a villa in Spain with the team?!
It was a fantastic way to start! We brainstormed and discussed product ideas during the day, had beers in the evening and exchanged visions about the best travel guide on the planet. The guys are awesome to work with and to hangout with too!

What do you actually do as a Software Engineer for Triposo?

I download a bit of Internet, hash it, crunch it, shake it, add some salt, pepper and beer to make the best travel guide!

Where do you call 'home'?
I was born and raised in the industrial city of Donetsk in Ukraine. There are two big things about Donetsk - coal mines and football. And perhaps beer. For the last seven years I lived in Kiev, it’s a fantastic city with a lot of history and all the old bits of architecture that I love. Now I’m living in Berlin to work at our Berlin office. I call home a place where I come back in the evening and discuss the day with my wife :)


How did you get the travel bug?
I think it started with my father was taking me on trekking trips in the Caucasus Mountains several times a year. I just got hooked to seeing new places and having new experiences.

Memorable journey?
Road trips in the Indian countryside and trekking in the Caucasus Mountains in the early 90s, when a lot of men had machine guns hanging over the shoulders!

Where do you dream of travelling to?
Besides the Moon, on the shortlist I have Tibet, more Greek Islands, Kenya and Kamchatka. Speaking of dreaming, of course the North pole/South pole.

Travel advice you've been given/learned along the way?
If anything goes wrong - it’s even more interesting! Irritations are short, memories are forever.

What do you always take when on the road?
My big and heavy Canon DSLR, a couple of lenses, a bunch of memory cards, chargers and all that stuff. But there’s one thing that is always with me no matter what and it is my pocket moleskine with the pen. It has dents and scratches from all the places its been to with me.

What do you collect when you travel?
Essentially all the things that make a place unique. Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s not and people may call the police :)