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Ask A Techie 20 Questions – Stephen Williamson – Managing Director

I came across an interview with Stephen, Co-founder and Director at Pandosoft, on my facebook stream and decided to reach out to him to take part in #20Questions. He graciously agreed to it and here are his responses.

How would you define a techie?

A techie is someone who is fond of technology and it’s use to make the world a better place.

What are some of the challenges you face as an entrepreneur?

We are currently boot-strapping so the most challenging thing is to manage cash-flow while working on our MVP.

What are your thoughts on bitcoins?

It seems interesting, I will have to watch it a bit before I can formulate an opinion about it.

If you had to choose a job outside of tech, what would it be?

Marketing

What global tech event would you like to attend?

That would be Comic-con. Not-exactly tech but yeah.

Describe the state of ICT in Jamaica.

It’s improving. We have a robust communication infrastructure and Government agencies are realizing the huge potential of Tech Start-ups and their ability to compete in a global marketplace.

Tell us anything about yourself.

I love to create value on a massive scale.

Most prized gadget you own?

My portable charger (It saved my life many times).

What is the best time to get work done for you?

Early in the morning when the office is quiet.

What are four mobile apps you can’t live without?

Whatsapp, Live365, Bible, Some casual game which changes every couple of weeks

What feature do you wish your browser had?

A pop-in/pop-out minidock that shows mobile versions of sites (like facebook and gmail) I regularly visit for quick access.

If you have a drone, what would you use it for?

To collect traffic data which would be processed to identify best locations for businesses.

Why do you think the Google search engine is so successful?

Simplicity and customer-centric design.

Do you prefer public transport?

No.

How can a man go eight days without sleep?

If he is driven by the passion of creating something great and doesn’t have much time.

What is your smartphone of choice and why?

Iphone, it’s beautiful design and attention to detail.

What dress code is best suited for tech jobs?

Be comfortable but remember you are your brand. Your clothes is your office-front and your signature style is your logo. What kind of brand do you wish to portray?

What do you do for fun and relaxation?

Go to the beach and watch the waves. Chill with friends, have a few drinks and watch movies.

What would you say to a tech company to convince them to open an office in Jamaica?

We have amazing, talented individuals who are seeking places to grow and make a difference.

What question would you ask the next techie?

What drives your passion for technology?

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