60 Seconds With Victor, Our Pro Gaming Front End Engineer

Francesca Heath Company

This month we head over to our Oxfordshire office in the UK to have a chat with Victor, part of the great engineering team that makes the Wayin platform so damn awesome.

CAN YOU ROUND UP IN A FEW SENTENCES WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU DO AT WAYIN?

Hey, my name is Victor and I am a front end engineer at Wayin. I tend to break stuff and fix later. I love cycling a bit too much and anything related to PC gaming. I’m also your basic gym-bro and love snowboarding. I have a severe sickness known only as “Nickelback fan” sadly incurable but, I have learned to cope with.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FEATURE OF THE WAYIN PLATFORM?

The secret little easter eggs that I have scattered all over the platform. For example Mendotron, our internal bot that helps us deploy test environments and greets you when you access the dashboard, can talk. You’ll need some headphones to hear him!

IS THERE ONE PIECE OF WORK THAT YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF?

The email service system, as well as the email templates.

YOUR FAVORITE ITEM ON YOUR DESK WITH A PICTURE FOR REFERENCE:

My rubber debug ducky.


Yes , rubber debugging ducky is an actual thing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_duck_debugging

WHEN GOING TO A ‘WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I WANTED TO BE’ PARTY, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR OUTFIT OF CHOICE

Don’t tell anyone, but I would love to be dressed as a knight in shiny metal armor. I wish that was a fashion standard.

LIST THREE OF YOUR MUST-HAVE APPS:

  • Memrise – trying to learn German at the moment
  • Driving Test – still trying to get my driving licence
  • Hearthstone – because…Blizzard games 😀

AS WELL AS YOUR TOP THREE SOCIAL ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW:

  • Gamerzach – huge fan of  nostalgic PC games
  • Zeroempires – got me into competitive Age of Empires II
  • Totalbiscuit – kinda like marmite, you either love him or hate him, there is no middle ground

FAVORITE SNACK?

Does sweet potato count as a snack? Other than that, sadly I stay away from any snacks (except for flapjacks – don’t know why I love them so much).

MORE IMPORTANTLY, FAVOURITE DRINK?

Shockingly, water. Took the entire office a while to get used to me not drinking anything else.

WHAT ARE THREE THINGS STILL LEFT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

  • Get a husky male (puppy or rescue, doesn’t matter)
  • Deadlift 180kg for 3 reps
  • Get a house (stop paying rent)

WHAT COULD YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?

My girlfriend and my cat Bruce.

FAVORITE QUOTE?

“The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness – an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.” – or Sonder for short.

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