How would you describe your role within Audentio?
I like to think of myself as a utility player; I have a variety of experiences in a number of roles. My chief experience and role here is in web design & development, but I also write, do some quick graphic work, and basically hop in on whatever I get asked to do!
What is your favorite part of your job or Audentio?
Working with an expert team; I’ve never had the opportunity to work with so many exceptionally talented people in my career, and it is an absolute dream for me.
What inspired you to pursue a career in development?
321 Contact. Seriously! I learned programming at 8 years old by modifying BASIC code that was provided in the magazine for fun little games. After that, any time there was a need for something for myself or for a client, I tried to figure it out myself. I love a challenge!
What’s the best piece of advice you could offer to someone looking to enter your role?
Don’t hesitate to say you don’t know, but follow it up with either “I’ll find someone who does”, or, better yet, “I’ll learn”. Build your experiences so you can do what is needed!
What do you like to do for fun (outside of working at Audentio)?
Too much. I write, make original music, create art, take photographs, play video games, read at least 3 books a week, and, of course.. Code. Sometimes I sleep.
Any last words you’d like to leave us with?
Don’t let yourself think you can’t without trying. While there may not always be a solution, you won’t know until you investigate and test whatever you can come up with. You may fail, but you can take that experience and try again in a new way. This ties into a motto I’ve had for years that I learned from a music instructor; “Better to be vulgar than non-existent” (originally said by Bev Hensen).