Radek Tetík has been connected to MyQ since its garage-day beginnings. As a programmer, he develops software, but he’s not one who fits typical IT clichés. As a likeable and communicative guy who was programming computer games in college, he likes to solve problems, but lately he enjoys reading both professional and esoteric literature. He’s interested in Buddhism and tries to practice yoga every morning. However, MyQ and family are his top priorities, so don’t expect him to run off to an Asian ashram quite yet.
Yes, together with Martin Januš, Kuba Ahmadyar, and Petr Hacmac; then more were added.
I developed software for MyQ, Kuba took care of the hardware. I graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University. My studies were computer-oriented and I was destined to do so.
About half the time. Sometimes I see myself as a nerd, but not so dramatically.
With the vision, Martin came from an environment where they wanted to offer clients added value to copiers and multifunctional devices. And because Martin is also a programmer, we knew how to do it. We wanted to do it better than the competition.
No. On the contrary, I enjoy solving them through software; finding a way. It is best to have direct contact with a customer who will tell you what they need specifically. And the biggest reward is when they’re satisfied with your solution. Feedback is extremely important to me, it motivates me a lot. I am please to see that the result of my work will satisfy someone, but as the company grows, that direct contact doesn’t happen often, but is sometimes possible.
The difference is huge. In fact, it’s more difficult to work on a team where 10 programmers work on the same problem. It’s a completely different dimension of complexity. Tasks must be recorded, explained, checked; communication needs slow you down, but on the other hand, teamwork allows you to do more.
I work quite a lot, but I’ve recently improved. I enjoy reading things in my related field, but I’m also interested in psychology, philosophy, esotericism, Buddhism, and trying to meditate. I try to keep moving, like walking, running, riding bikes, or skating. Now, I’ve started yoga and I hope it ill last.
Not exactly. I know people who have exaggerated it and then disappeared completely in meditation, but I like to travel, so maybe sometime in the future. I am devoted to my family. My children like to play computer games, like I did when I was programming them in college.
I was recently on vacation and stayed away from a computer for 14 days, because if I opened it, the engine in my head would start immediately. I tried to read literature that wasn’t related to work and my field, but I admit that over time, I had felt the desire to create something again; my fingers were itching.
A friendly guy with an inborn love for programming and collector's LEGO editions.