Twitter, Facebook or Instagram?
Facebook for keeping in touch with friends and ranting about issues I feel passionate about. Instagram for family adventures and pictures of our rescue dog.
Describe your perfect day
It starts with a coffee and puppy cuddles. A walk along the coastline, then perhaps an interesting museum exhibit or trip to a bookstore. More coffee, followed by lunch out with family, an hour or two of gaming, then either a date night or dinner with old friends.
Tea or coffee?
Coffee for me, please. I’ll take it any way but decaf.
How do you unwind after a long day?
Netflix, some relaxing time, sometimes with a glass of wine.
iOS or Android?
What / who inspires you?
Chris Bonnello is an autistic author and advocate, and his work on the Autistic Not Weird Survey is fantastic. I’m inspired by radical honesty and people making small changes that lead to big things. Oh, and writers. I’m in awe of anyone who manages to complete a novel.
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov is my #1 novel. I love movies and could never pick just one, but anything that messes with reality or else just makes me belly-laugh will work. I also love The Office: An American Workplace, and Office Ladies is my favourite podcast.
Morning or night?
I used to be a night owl, but recently I’ve enjoyed the quiet of early mornings.
What would your desert island disc be?
Either Nina Simone’s Greatest Hits or a classic movie soundtrack like Baby Driver.
Describe your dream meal
Haitian griyot ak diri ak pwa (fried, marinated pork chunks with rice and beans) followed by pineapple upside-down cake and spiced rum coffee.
If you could work anywhere, where would it be?
Somewhere high up in the mountains or else a little cabin with a view of the ocean. Perhaps both!
Curry or Chinese or something else?
Recently I discovered Chinese hot pot and can’t get enough.
What did you want to be when you were a child?
A pirate! Later on, I wanted to be a veterinarian, then a journalist like my dad (I still love to write).
What's your favourite part of what you do for a job?
I’m most grateful for the coding community. Most developers I know are super helpful people. We are there for each other in ways I didn’t expect.
And finally… Bounty – swerve, or accept?
Accept, but only to give to family members (ew, coconut!).