Employee Spotlight — Introducing V. Povirk

They sit up in the mezzanine with the ninjas, frequent Jimmy John’s for lunch, walk one mile to and from work, live alone in a studio apartment, has never owned a waterbed and untie their shoes before taking them off. They have never kept a New Year’s resolution and would rather live in the Arctic than a tropical island. It’s my pleasure to introduce to you the talented V. Povirk!

Name: V. Povirk

Title: Developer

Birthplace: Pittsburgh

Currently Lives: Saint Paul, MN

In their own words: I've written code from a very young age, starting with BASIC on DOS and working based on a children's book from my school library. I remember writing a simple program down on paper and being very excited about how the computer would work through the instructions I'd written. When I was able to test it on a real computer it didn't work as written, mainly because the implementation of BASIC I used was picky about what kinds of data variables can hold based on their names.

Working on Wine was my first job out of college. I’ve been at CodeWeavers for 10 years.  I first started using Linux my first year of college, but I primarily use Windows now. I think Windows 7 was a great improvement in their desktop UI, and Mac and Linux haven't caught up. I also maintain that the year of the Linux desktop was 2010, and no one noticed.

What do you do at CodeWeavers? I try to imagine what I would do if I were a Windows program in a strange environment, then make CrossOver more accommodating for those programs.

Are you sunrise, daylight, twilight, or night?

Would you like to see the future? 

If there’s an exception to every rule, is there an exception to that rule?

Would you rather be bitten by a radioactive spider or a vampire?
Radioactive Spider

What website do you visit most often?
I spend a lot of time lately on twitch.tv. (For me, streaming has transformed video games from an insular activity into a social one.)

What is the worst purchase you ever made?
A couch.

If you had to live somewhere else where would you live?
You can’t make me leave.

About Jana Schmid
Jana has been working in the marketing profession for over 10 years. She joined the CodeWeavers marketing department in 2010 and has earned oddities such as the Margaritaville Tahiti Frozen Concoction Maker and a lifetime supply of sparkling water for her performance as Marketing Director. Contact Jana at jana@codeweavers.com and learn more about her professional accomplishments on LinkedIn.

About CodeWeavers
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses on the development of Wine – the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Mac and Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held.

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Julius Schwartzenberg
Julius Schwartzenberg
Posted 2018-01-11 15:14
Primarily using Windows is interesting. Are there any plans with Wine (components) on Windows as well or does this cross in any other way with Wine development?
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