Meet Mike, Steadfast Collective’s newest web developer
In December, Mike started work at Steadfast Collective as part of our web development team. We did a Q&A with Mike for you to get to know him better.
1) So, Mike, you’re the newest member of the Collective; tell us a little about yourself!
I’m Mike, a web developer and a bit of a geek; I enjoy playing games, watching movies and am interested in technology. I try to get outside, enjoying skateboarding and cycling.
2) How did you get started in web development and what keeps you in the web industry?
I actually got into web development because of skateboarding. I used to film people skating and decided that having a website to put everything was a good idea. While looking into how to make a website, I really enjoyed learning how everything was built and it went from there really. I would say that continually learning new things and the enjoyment of seeing a website come together keeps me in the industry.
3) What would a dream client project be?
A dream client project for me would be to work on the website for The Berrics. The Berrics is a private indoor skatepark owned by professional skateboarders. It is also a website showcasing content filmed in the skatepark, as well as other skateboard-related media. This would be a dream client project for me to work on as the website has loads of content, videos, bios and a shop.
4) Outside of web development, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy playing all sorts of video games; from the 80’s all the way up to modern day games. Skateboarding is something that I love to do and have done from about the age of 13 years old. Cycling is something new that I have recently started to get into. I wanted to try keeping fit without the need of going to the gym. If I am not playing games, skating or cycling, you will usually find me watching movies.
5) You have talked a bit about your love of gaming; what is your earliest gaming memory?
My earliest memory of gaming would have to be back in 1994 playing Atari 2600 Space Invaders. After playing that, I was hooked on games.
6) Finally, how have your first few months at Steadfast been?
The first few months here at Steadfast Collective have been great. I have got stuck in on loads of different projects and have been developing my skills and learning how to do new things (alongside enjoying lunchtime Mario Kart and the Playstation!).
Steadfast Collective bring together smart creatives to create industry-changing web applications. Think you could be the next team member? Get in touch!