Team Member Spotlight - Mike
Who are you?
Hey, I’m Mike, one of the back-end developers here at edozo. I help to look after all the "behind the scenes" applications that keep the edozo platform running. No two days are the same - I could be coding new features, refining the latest ideas, testing the applications, tracking down bugs, or managing deployments.
I like how fast we can get a change to one of our applications into the hands of our customers – sometimes within the same day! It is great to be able to deliver value to our customers without them having to wait months for it. I also love being able to work with such a smart and talented team of people.
How do you spend your weekends?
I like to start my weekend off by doing parkrun on a Saturday morning (a free, weekly timed 5K run), which I would recommend to anyone! Then I could be doing anything from going to visit my family, seeing friends for food or drink, or visiting a local farm or playground with my son. I’m a Christian, so on a Sunday, you will probably find me attending or volunteering at my local church.
What’s your favourite way to unwind after a busy day?
Working from home means that I don’t have a commute, so I get to spend some time with my 2 year-old son after a busy day at work. We will probably be building a train set or the tallest Lego tower ever! Then it is the normal bedtime routine, and if my wife and I aren’t too tired we’ll probably spend the rest of the evening bingeing on a Netflix series.
Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
I can play the piano to grade 7. I attempted grade 8 but rushed it and failed before moving away to university. I hope to retake it again someday if I can find the time!
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?
It would have to be something to do with sleep... A superpower that removed my need for sleep, or a superpower that enabled me to get stuff done whilst sleeping! We’re expecting baby number 2 in January, so hopefully I’ll get this superpower before then.