Despite introducing him only now, Dema has been with Spreaker since the very beginning. We’ll find it hard to believe if you don’t find our backend developer’s interview and recording highly entertaining:
Hi! Thanks for doing this interview with us and taking time out of your busy schedule. How are you?
Good for the moment, but I know I’m about to get shot by some paintball guns therefore don’t ask me the same question in a couple of hours ;).
We will (and did) get you good. Can you introduce yourself and let us know what you do at Spreaker?
Yes I can. But I won’t.
Just kidding, I’m a backend developer, whatever that means.
Thanks for indulging us. How did you start your job at Spreaker?
You mean my first day at work? First thing I did was ring the bell to get in. Once I did get in, I placed my laptop on a fabulous desk which is actually a ping pong table (you might not believe it but it’s really comfortable!) and the magic began.
So, which Spreaker feature do you like the most?
You know every person that tries the iPad app immediately falls in love with it, but since I’m an old-style kind of guy I’d say I prefer the web based deejay console; it’s easy to use yet powerful and it really allows everyone to speak up and share his or her opinions with the rest of the world.
Can you give us a few reasons why it’s great working at Spreaker?
Simple: it’s the best company in the world.
Well said. Even if you are a newbie, do you have any fun memories that you would like to share?
There are many, but my favorite is about a car trip that happened a couple of years ago involving a guy on the dev team; let’s give him a fantasy name to protect his privacy, let’s say his name is “Mark.” So these guys from Spreaker were traveling on an Italian motorway and they wanted to stop at a rest station. “Mark” spotted the sign first and said:
– Hey guys, look, we can stop at the ‘P. O. West Service Station’ right ahead.
spelling the “P.O.” in a very professional and computer sciencey tone, so that it could be well understood.
But obviously the service area name was referring to the main italian river, called the “Po,” which had been crossed just moments before. I wonder if in the U.S. “Mark” would have spelled also the “M.I.S.S.I.S.S.I.P.P.I.” service station ;).
BTW, I’m not that newbie you know, my user id at Spreaker is #3. To give you a reference, Zuckerberg’s at Facebook is #4.
What are your favorite podcasts on Spreaker?
The bit a bit show. It’s a pity it hasn’t been recorded in a while.
Where can we find you on the internet?
Thanks for you time and lovely interview, Dema!