Meet Patrick, our resident bug finder and detective 🐞 🔍 His role as QA Engineer for SwipedOn and Space Connect keeps him busy, ensuring any pesky bugs are squashed and solved before any new features are made live. We sat down for a quick-fire question round to find out more about his #swipedonlife.
What does a day in the life of you at SwipedOn look like?
Coffee (duh), catch-up on anything that happened overnight, do the mahi (work), solutionising.. next minute.. wait, where did my day go?! ⏰
What do you like about working at SwipedOn?
I really enjoy the flat hierarchy and there is a lot of freedom for staff to use their own initiative.
What do you particularly like about what we’re doing with SwipedOn?
There's real confidence in what we are doing, both in terms of the actual product, and the overall vision to make things easier for the customer ✅
What three words would you use to describe your role?
Make, break, re-test.
What is your SwipedOn screensaver?
Some oscillating shell 😅
Fave Meme? 🤔
What did you do in your previous working life?
I came to SwipedOn from Trustpower, I spent 20 years there, doing a variety of roles from dispatch to Test Analyst.
What do you do in your free time?
Practice my Zoom flat face. Generally "geek-out" (Gaming, anything sci-fi, and VR). To balance out the screen time, I also enjoy getting out for a bushwalk. Serve the cat 🐈 and spend time with my family.
What are three things still left on your bucket list?
- Find gold in a river 🌟
- Visit Antarctica 🧊
- Visit Patagonia
What’s on your SwipedOn playlist?
Alice in Chains, Halls and Oates. Depeche Mode. 🕺
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?
It's got to be Reece, I suspect he has some IRL skills that could help us 👀
Let's end this with a weird fact about you...
Controversial opinion living in the Bay but if it's raining, I'm soooo happy. Rain is my jam ☔️