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Meet the Rocket Builders – Colin

By May 12, 2016 No Comments

Welcome to the first in a series of blogs where we’ll introduce you to our awesome team of Rocket Builders.  Today’s victim volunteer is Colin von Grimmenstein, who joined the RocketBuild team in October of 2014.

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Q: What is your role at RocketBuild?

A: Developer

 

Q: What do you do for fun?

A: One of my favorite things to do for fun is rock climbing. I have been climbing on and off for about 12 years now and just can’t stop. Nothing feels better than finally getting to the top of a route that you originally thought was impossible.

I also love to do obstacle course races. I was introduced to the world of obstacle course racing four years ago and try and do as many races as I can. If you have never done one, I highly recommend checking one out.

 

Q: What’s your favorite local lunch spot?

A: Bluebeard

 

Q: What languages do you prefer to code in?
(Don’t worry, at RocketBuild languages are like pets. We love our own the most, but still like everyone else’s too)

A: I don’t really have a preference. Each one has things I love and hate about them.

 

Q: If you had to stay up all night for a hackathon what drinks and snacks would you need to keep you going?

A: Monsters and dark chocolate covered coffee beans.

 

Q: What got you into your career?

A: Angelina Jolie’s hit movie from the 90’s called Hackers. The idea of hacking into a TV station and having it play whatever show I wanted seemed amazing…I never got to do that, but it’s what started my interest in programming. Now after answering that, I realized Netflix has made that dream come true.

 

Q: What are your favorite types of projects

A: My favorite type of projects currently would be any type of mobile app. I have spent most of my career on web so it’s been very refreshing.

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