I'm starting a series of interviews with developers and designers from all over the world. Whether they work for a corporation, freelance, or they make stuff as a hobby, I want to interview them! Originally I was going to release a new interview every Monday, however due how hectic and random my weeks are, I'll release a new interview each week.
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to chat with me :) Could you start by introducing yourself a little?
Yo, I'm Chris (sometimes Christopher) Briggs. I work as the technical director of a small cluster of online companies based in Stoke-on-Trent, UK. I have worked agency side and client side in the past and I'm fluent in many front-end and back-end technologies.
How did you end up in your profession?
I got my hands on a cracked copy of Dreamweaver whilst at university (doing something totally unrelated), and never looked back. I am 100% self-taught, although meeting certain key people along the way has been immensely helpful.
What does your desk look like?
I have a desk at home but it is used as a dumping station mostly. I use my lap mostly. When I'm at the office, it looks a little something like this:
Could you give us a bit of information on any tools/services that you use?
I use Chrome as my default browser, Sublime Text 2, Coda and Emacs for coding, Transmit for the odd FTP jobby, Photoshop for slicing and dicing, Terminal is always open, Git for version control, Skype for chat, Libre office for chores and Logic Pro for music making!
What websites do you visit daily?
- Google (duh)
- Stack Overflow
- And I have a keen interest in astronomy so I'm often on stargazerslounge.com
Do you have anything awesome happening in the future?
Hmm, the future is wide open! I'm due to start a distance learning course in Astronomy this week. Also, I'm creating a mini private-cloud architecture to run all our existing sites on for the future; this may get scaled back, we'll see. Oh yeah, and Christmas is like ONLY 3 months away!
How and where can we find you?
I'm Twitter most of the day @jooldesign, my personal site is: jooldesign.co.uk
Cool! I'm very interested in this cloud architecture you mentioned and I wish you best of luck in the future.