Rocco has been with us since the very beginning, one of the lucky ones working from the hopping seaside city of Rimini. Hungry for food and fresh technology, he’s this week’s candidate for Meet the Team.
Hi Rocco! Thanks for doing this interview with us and taking time out of your busy schedule. How are you?
Hi! I just got back from an intense, week-long trip in beautiful and frenetic London. Obviously I’m little sad because my vacation is over, but I’m relaxed and full of energy to work again.
So dedicated! First, can you introduce yourself and let us know what you do at Spreaker?
My name is Rocco, I’m 28 years old, and I’m on of the developers for Spreaker. I work specifically on the platform, the DJ console’s recording functions, and the streaming of your podcasts. Let’s not forget our APIs for all the developers that want to create fantastic apps!
How did you start your job at Spreaker?
I started during the first few months of 2009 with @praccuci. We planned and then created the basis of what Spreaker is today. Everything began when Marco, who I had met at university, called me to tell me about his idea.
Without your help, there would be no Spreaker. So, which Spreaker feature do you like the most?
I could name a lot of things: the DJ console, the mobile apps – but I’ll go ahead and say our APIs. Users don’t actually deal with them directly, but they are the heart of Spreaker’s platform. Anyone is free to use them to create awesome apps, or to integrate Spreaker with your own site!
Cool! Can you give us a few reasons why it’s great working at Spreaker?
For a techie, innovation is really important, and at Spreaker we always make sure we get to play with the very latest technology! Another other great thing is being on a team that works on one single product, where everyone has the same goals without any ulterior “commercial”motives or ideals that are typical of big business.
Do you have any fun memories that you would like to share?
Each and every one of the epic meat feasts the tech team has had is story unto itself, and each are worth telling, but it’s better if certain information doesn’t get around.
I’m getting hungry just hearing about it. What are your favourite podcasts on Spreaker?
What drives you crazy?
One of the best definitions I ever read is: “Programmer – an organism that turns coffee into software.”
Last question: where can we find you on the internet?
Follow me on Twitter @roccozanni.