I started writing computer software in 1995 using the family's Z80-based computer. Armed with a HC 90 computer, a casette player and a 5.25'' floppy drive, I spent most of my childhood moving applications from casettes to floppy drives using Tape2Disk, an Assembler application I wrote from scratch. My collection of tapes and floppy drives is still functional, unlike my first computer though.
I signed up for my first real job in 2007 at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi where I used to study at that time. There is where I became acquainted with system administration, computer networking and computer clusters.
In 2008 I joined Bitdefender and started doing security. I'm currently a senior e-threat analyst with the Romanian antimalware vendor, where I'm building awesome stuff, curating the news for you and giving presentations about threats or technologies.