/ Posted By Dav McKenzie
Say a big Everyone Hello to Boris, our brand new developer. A French native, the multi-talented Boris has been working in Glasgow as a coder, a chef and a farmer. We're delighted he's joined the team and as is the initiation process for all our newbies, I caught up with him to learn a little more about him.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Calm, trustworthy, passionate
What made you want to come and work for Everyone?
After some years travelling, I decided to stop and came back to Glasgow to visit a friend. I remembered the nice feeling I had when I was living there 4 years ago and ended up staying. Since I wasn't moving every now and then the time had come to get back to website developing, thing I'd studied, and always loved but had put on the side for some time. Everyone gave me a chance, the websites look amazing, it's a new challenge and I like that so I gladly took it !
What 3 things could you not live without?
Music, books, witnessing a sunrise in a mountain you've climbed for days.
Do you have a coding hero?
I wouldn't say he's a hero (or maybe he is but he didn't tell me) but I remember one of my uni teachers who was teaching us theory of langages, how to build our own, how compilers work etc. It was hard subjects but this guy was talking about it like it was a piece of cake, with such an easiness and happiness that made the whole thing easy and enjoyable for everyone. I mean this guy made us come to uni on friday mornings first thing (after thursday night and its student parties), you got to be a hero to do that !
What has been your greatest achievement to date?
I was in Glasgow 4 years ago and one day I thought "Let's go to India by land !", talked with a friend about it, he was keen. 6 months after I was leaving on my own, my friend couldn't make it, hitchiked and took numerous of buses and trains to make my way to Beijing through Russia and many other countries. There I bought the worst bicycle ever and started to pedal, I loved it and kept going for months throughout Asia, spending most of my time in the country with the locals. I ended up in Thailand with 2 very painful knees that forced me to stop, which was maybe a good thing cause I might be still cycling today ...
What 3 people would you have round for a dinner party (dead or alive) and why?
Henri Laborit, a French philosopher, the kind of guy who's right, you know it but it's hard to accept it, we'd have great chats I'm sure.
Bob Marley, for a nice background music.
Slawomir Rawicz, A polish prisonner who supposedly escaped from a Siberian camp in 1942 and walked all the way to India, some people say he lied, I want to know if it's true because his story his epic !
What’s your favourite website website/app?
Don't really have one, I hate websites poorly designed, where you feel like the developpers/designers just discovered internet. For me a good website is easy to use and makes sense, you don't need hours to get to know it, you don't get lost in it and it's not the website that's using you but you who's using it. So every website that fits this description is potentially one of my favourite.
Do you have a party piece or any hidden talents?
I had to find a job that fitted my nomadic life, after some experiences I realised I wasn't too bad at cooking so I became a Chef and in the meantime got interested in food in general, diets, health, plants etc. So yes I can cook nice and healthy dishes.