Jean-Marc Skopek

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My Story

I'm a software developer, tinkerer, and mountain lover.

I'm fascinated by the positive impact that technology can have on the world. Prior to joining Sokanu, I spent years exploring how technology could spread education and make it more engaging. In many ways, Sokanu feels like the next chapter; the idea that we can guide people into pursuing their passions is something I'm excited to tackle.

Jean-Marc Skopek was an Entrepreneur

Jean-Marcs rating: A terrific 5/5

I started a business in my final year of university. It was incredibly hard work, and I made more mistakes than I can count, but I have really fond memories of the experience.

A lot of the lessons I learned have carried with me, and experiencing failure (the company folded after a year and a half) taught me to not be afraid of it. Your early years are an ideal time for experimenting with this - the penalty for failure is so much lower.

Jean-Marc Skopek is a Web Developer

Jean-Marcs rating: A pleasant 4/5

I've never had formal training as a programmer, but I started hacking things together from a very early age. There's something incredibly rewarding about seeing something go from an idea in your head to a real, usable thing. Some of my best weekends ever have been the ones where I was holed up in a dorm room with a stack of red bulls and a hotline to the nearest pizza chain, racing against the clock to prototype some zany idea

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Jean-Marc is an Enthusiast

Enthusiasts are lovers of ideas. They spend a lot of time in their minds, exploring ideas, establishing theories, and trying to strange anomalies. Usually they like exploring scientific ideas and coming up with their own methodologies. They prefer to work alone as that’s when they get their best thinking done. Expression is important to the Enthusiast, though they like to organize their thoughts thoroughly before sharing them.

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