Get to Know: Software Engineer, Tim Huff
Read more about Software Engineer, Tim Huff, a visionary since 2012 who lets us in on his hidden talents, what advice he would give to rookie developers, and what three things he would want to have if he were ever stranded on a deserted island.
What is your web development history?
I’ve been toying with HTML since my college days, back in the late nineties. Of course, back then web development was nothing like it is today. As the years passed, I found myself working on random web projects here and there throughout my career in the commercial print industry. These projects got more complex, turning into large-scale data-driven intranet applications with all sorts of crazy workflows. I left that industry a few years back and came to work for Visionary, focusing entirely on development. Fun times.
What’s your favorite thing about working at Visionary?
Being able to work on really juicy, difficult tasks. Those things that really make you burn some brain cells.
A lot of the people in the office like to put on their headphones and listen to music while they’re working. What are some of the songs you listen to when you need to get ‘in the zone’ and hammer out a project?
- Death Grips - You might think he loves you for your money but I know what he really loves you for it's your brand new leopard skin pillbox hat
- OutKast – B.O.B.
- Death from Above 1979 – You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine
- The Aquabats! – Super Rad!
If you could be one of your fellow Visionaries for a day, who would it be and why?
I would be Tim Huff as I hear he is a pretty swell dude. #WhatWouldKanyeDo
What have you learned while working at Visionary?
How great it is working with an awesome team of folks.
What advice would you give to someone looking to break into this industry as a developer?
Don’t be afraid to break things. Never stop learning. New things are not necessarily bad.
If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring and why?
One of those fancy survival knives to help me do what I need to do in order to survive, a flashlight to help me see in the dark, and Jeff Probst to give me a million dollars when I left the island.
What’s one of the scariest things you’ve ever done?
Told someone, ‘I love you,’ for the first time.
What do you do for fun?
Going to concerts and seeing how close to the stage I can safely get.
Do you have any hidden talents? If so, what are they, and how did you develop that talent?
I’m sure I do, though they appear to still be hidden.
What is one thing that makes you really happy?
Seeing my daughter’s smile.