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Thread: Member of the Month - July 2013
Jun 18, 2013, 12:12 #1
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Member of the Month - July 2013
Well folks, another month has rolled around and it's time to announce the Member of the Month for July.
I recently caught up with fretburner and marked the occasion by asking him some questions so that we can all get to know him a little better.
Congratulations on being awarded the MoTM badge for July, fretburner. How do you feel?
Your SitePoint profile doesn't give much away. Would you care to fill in the gaps and tell us a little bit about yourself: who you are (real name if you want), what you do for a living, and how you got involved in web development.
I first started out by helping a friend of mine, a print designer who was getting into web design but didn't know where to start when it came to code.
Well, it's too late now, your cover is blown Anyway, staying with SitePoint, what brought you to the forums and what inspired you to start helping other members?
I know that feeling all too well - I think we should start a support group. But I digress ... You post knowledgeably in many areas of the forum and your posts demonstrate a strong programmatic knowledge. What languages and skill sets do you have?
And I've got to ask, where does the name fretburner come from? Is there any meaning behind it?
I've heard that you're the technical co-founder of a web start-up. That sounds very interesting. Can you tell me more about that?
My job as the technical co-founder spans just about everything you can imagine that relates to running a web app, from writing markup, to building RESTful APIs, to server admin and deployment.
The broad scope is what makes it such a great job, as I get the opportunities to learn about and use such a wide range of tools and technologies.
And have you made your first million yet?
I understand that you’re from the UK, but you live in Brazil. I'm officially jealous, but tell me - why Brazil? Was it tax purposes?
So, is Brazil a nice place to live? What are the main cultural differences between Brazil and the UK that you have observed so far?
As for cultural differences, I don't remember much coming as a big shock to me. The hardest thing to get to grips with has been the language - four years on and I still struggle!
Brazil is hosting the 2014 World Cup. I'm sure that's going to be amazing. Are you a football fan and if so, who do you think is going to win? (It's got to be England, hasn't it?)
I'm afraid you might be right Anyway, moving on, do you have any hobbies away from the computer? You said you're a guitar player. Do you play in a band?
One of the benefits of MOTM is the chance for shameless, unmoderated, self-promotion ... Is there a website or a Twitter or Facebook profile that you'd like to draw our attention to?
So, before I let you go, two more questions: who's your favourite web personality (and why)?
And if there was one bit of advice you could give someone who wanted to become a better web designer / developer, what would it be?
Wise words! Oh, and hang on, I almost forgot the obligatory silly question: Star Wars or Star Trek?
So people, it's over to you. Please join with me in congratulating Nilson on this very well deserved award