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Quick Questions with Adam: Cloud Developer

When he's not playing guitar, listening to progressive rock or trying to find a purpose for touching the tip of his nose with his tongue, Adam is our cloud developer here at SwipedOn. We caught up with Adam for a quickfire round of questions to learn more about him. 

What does a day in the life of you at SwipedOn look like? 

I get in pretty early, make myself a coffee, and use the quiet space to move further on whatever I was working on the day before. I'll take a break from my work intermittently to play some ping-pong. At lunchtime I usually like to have a strum on a guitar.

What do you like about working at SwipedOn?  

I'm working on the product and I get to use my noggin. There's usually a bunch of things to balance whenever you're writing code that gets used by customers, so it's always interesting finding edge cases and thinking - 'what haven't I thought of?'

What do you particularly like about what we’re doing with SwipedOn?  

I like that we're a company with a startup feel in a pretty cool spot where we are all encouraged to have a good work / life balance.

What three words would you use to describe your role? 

1. Semicolons
2. Quotation-marks
3. Commas

What is your SwipedOn screensaver? 

Blank screen...

What did you do in your previous working life? 

I used to work at Xero in Wellington and Auckland, and before that I was at IBM in a non- technical role.

What do you do in your free time? 

Play guitar, go for heaps of walks (my partner and I just got a dog), and have existential crises about the imminent baby that'll arrive in January.

What are three things still left on your bucket list? 

1. Write a bucket list 2. ..... 3. ...

What’s on your SwipedOn playlist? 

I mostly enjoy progressive rock, so right now I'm working my way through a playlist that spotify has kindly made me with all sorts of artists I've never heard of.

If you were stuck on a desert island and you could choose one person from the SwipedOn team to come with you, who would you take and why? 

De Wet because he makes a mean Play-Doh pizza and I'm sure he would get a blazing fire going with his Braai making skills. 

Let’s end this with a weird fact about you…  

I can touch the tip of my nose with my tongue. I'm still waiting for the moment to arrive where that becomes even slightly useful in real life.

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Lou Burton

Lou is our Brand & Content Manager at SwipedOn.


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