Today we are chatting to Derek Robertson, Made Neat’s Lead Front End Developer to discover a little more about one of our hardest workers and also how he finds life in the Made Neat team.
Before working at Made Neat what was your most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I spent a season as a photographer working at the Perisher Ski Resort, I would ski around with my camera and take photos for the families on holiday, I particularly enjoyed photographing the snowboarders doing tricks.
How do you balance your career at Made Neat and family?
As a remote worker with Made Neat I avoid any type of commute, this allows me more time for my interests instead of being stuck in traffic.
What do you find the most challenging at Made Neat?
Occasionally I will be given a very short timeline to complete a complicated task. It can sometimes be difficult to find a compromise between sacrificing features and delivering within a timeframe that the client is satisfied with, I believe it is more important to deliver an excellent product than to meet a tight deadline, but this is not always possible, ultimately it will depend on what the client puts the most value in to.
What is your proudest moment at Made Neat?
Assisting the team with a Government website project that required WCAG validation. This type of validation is rarely required and my understanding of it from prior projects was valued by the team.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I play lead guitar in a punk band and develop computer games as a hobby.
If you were any animal, what would it be?
A dog, dogs are the best people.