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Meet the speaker – Paul Rose

Next up in our ‘Meet The Speaker’ series, we have Paul Rose who answered a few questions ahead of his talk on Scaling Web Projects/Servers …

Name: Paul Rose
Job role: Web Development & Technical Leadership Consultant
paulrose.com / Twitter @_paulrose
Biggest passion: Work-wise: I love devoting my time to a single product, defining a vision for it, and seeing it come together. Outside of work: Travelling & Scuba Diving.

What motivates you to do what you do?

I’ve been designing and building web since I was about 13, it’s a true passion of mine. I love that I have the skills to envision a site or product, and then build it. The creativity and freedom that the web offers is fantastic.

How do you start your mornings?

It depends where I’m working that day. If it’s from home, it’s usually a slow start to the day with no alarm clock. I like to read with a coffee when I wake up and ease into the day with a decent breakfast before getting started on my to-do list for the day which I usually plan out the night before. If I’m working at a clients office that day, it’s up early and head off as soon as I’m ready. My current contracted client is about a 45-minute commute, so picking a good playlist to drive to is essential!

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Meet the speaker – Derek Buitenhuis

We’re privileged to have some amazing local talent who are willing to give up their free time to speak at our meetups. We asked Derek a few questions prior to his upcoming talk on Loading Balancing ….

Name: Derek Buitenhuis
Job role: Senior Video Engineer @ Vimeo
Biggest passion: Codecs & Metal
Twitter: @daemon404 / GitHub: dwbuiten / Freenode: Daemon404

What motivates you to do what you do?

Really simply put, I just really enjoy working on DSP, codecs, and video problems; they involve a lot of fun maths and statistics. It’s a hobby that turned into a job.

How do you start your mornings?

I don’t! Most of my team is in New York, so I shift my whole day by around 4-5 hours. When I do get going, I grab a flat white and chill for a bit at The Exploding Bakery, then hop on Slack/IRC/whatever.

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