Get to Know: Software Engineer Ian Leckie
A lot of the people in the office like to put on their headphone 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?
DJ Shadow - Building Steam With a Grain of Salt
What advice would you give to someone looking to break into this industry?
That the most important non-technical skill to develop is empathy. Ultimately we are building things to be used by people, and to do so we have to try and understand how different people will experience them.
If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring?
A guitar, a sketchbook and a pen.
What was your worst summer job?
Picking and packing orders of CD singles in a hot warehouse.
What is one weird thing you used to think about the world when you were a kid?
That people ever actually have any idea what they are talking about.
What's your motto?
Be excellent to each other.
What book are you currently reading?
"The Dude and the Zen Master" by Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman
Who is your role model, and why?
Today's answer - Werner Herzog. For his uncomprimising/uncomprimised inquisitiveness.