What are your main duties and responsibilities at Testive?
I’m currently writing some core stylesheets and developing a style guide to encourage a more cohesive style across the site. Later in my co-op I’ll be doing more frontend development, with the occasional hop into the backend codebase.
What’s your favorite part about working at Testive?
I really like every part of working at Testive. The people are great, the work is interesting, and the general vibe of the place is that of a well-functioning company that’s really growing.
When you’re not working, what do you like to do?
Reading, climbing, hacking on projects, following blogs on feedly, and hanging out with friends.
What’s your favorite food?
I’m really into trying new and different tastes, so I’m always super excited to see Boston’s Uyghur food truck or to visit some Central/Eastern European restaurant. I grew up on Brazilian and German food, so I’m a big fan of South American/European fusion.
What’s your favorite movie and why?
I really enjoy the Thomas Crown Affair (the Pierce Brosnan version), but there’s a special place in my heart for Push, a weird sci fi film shot in Hong Kong. As movies, they’re both very different, but they both do a great job of implying a rich day-to-day life in the world they build.
If you had to choose a song that best summarized your personality what would it be?
Hmm, that’s hard. Lets go for the bubbly and upbeat “Why Even Try (RAC Mix)” by Theophilus London, Sara Quin.
What quote do you try to live your life by?
“In order to understand recursion, you must first understand recursion.” ~ John D. Cook
Are you a cat or a dog person?
I like both cats and dogs.
Mac or PC?
At Testive, I’m happily using a MacBook, but at home I generally run Xubuntu. Lately I’ve been playing with ChromeBooks a lot.
If you had one piece of advice to give college-bound students, what would it be?
Major in a field you really enjoy going to the classes and minor in a field that gives you hard skills.