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Ask A Techie 20 Questions – David Charles – IT Student

I came across a link to David Charles from Marcus’ Startup Weekend blog post. David was part of the winning team that wants to make it easy for you to donate money from your mobile (Mobile Donate). Something that I think is much needed in Trinidad. I contacted him and he kindly agreed to take part in #20Questions.

How would you define a techie?

Someone that enjoys learning new technologies even in their free time

What made you fall in love with tech?

Limitless learning and never bored.

Describe your Startup Weekend experience

Valuable

Do you check your SPAM folder or not?

Check and delete

Who is your favorite tech YouTuber?

Haven’t found a specific one

Describe the state of ICT in Trinidad and Tobago

Growing

Tell us anything about yourself

Fast learner. Love Computer Science. Favorite languages are python, c++, java script and php. Still improving my skill set.

Most prized gadget you own?

Laptop

Describe the state of ICT in Trinidad and Tobago

Answered already

List 5 characteristics of a good website

Responsive, optimized for search engine, fast, can be navigated easily, no pop ups, and looks sexy overall.

Name a tech company you would like to work for

Microsoft

What do you think about a Blackberry phone running Android?

Won’t be so surprised

Team work or individual work?

Individual with clear objectives. But can work with teams with each man responsible for their own parts but collaboration would still be welcomed.

How many times can you subtract 5 from 25?

5 [but the ans is once … can only subtract 5 from 25 once]

5 things you would put in a care package for a new IT employee?

Rules, welcome card, company cell phone, note book and pens.

Your thoughts on Windows 10

Good

What dress code is best suited for tech jobs?

Shirt and soft pants but I always have my jacket, because of AC.

What do you do for fun and relaxation?

Sleep, read about new languages and comp sci stuff, also look at TED videos, look at physics stuff, watch movies, eat.

What newly announced tech interests you?

Video : ClojureScript + React.js

What question would you ask the next techie?

Do you have the resolve to change the world?

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