Framed by his replica of a Star Wars battleship that’s nearly 5 feet long is our IT specialist extraordinaire, Brendon. Many of us find ourselves venturing over to his corner of the office several times a day with development issues far over our heads. Often times we’ll attempt to solve problems ourselves only to give up, seek Brendon’s help, and have a resolution within minutes. Brendon is a man of few words. He’s perfectly content to settle in and listen to Irish Folk tunes for the majority of the day. Brendon usually speaks up to offer valuable input, or during a particularly heated game of Settlers of Catan.
What was your first concert like?
In the early 2000s I attended a Godsmack concert in middle school with a close friend and my parents. While in retrospect It was a fairly mundane concert I had plenty of fun and learned about plenty of concert tropes first hand.
What do you do for Snap?
I’m the Lead Developer and Resident IT expert for Snap Agency. I handle everything from writing custom Magento modules that handle the latest client request to managing our servers and hosting environment. I meet with clients to determine the individual components of their websites and then design and architect those components to be easy to use and operate smoothly.
What do you like most about your role?
Figuring out how things work and the best ways to utilize them is the best part of my Job at Snap. I’m constantly challenged to determine what needs to be done and how we can do it in a way that is both efficient and effective. Integrating systems together that allow for optimal use and making that process as invisible to the day to day operations is the funnest part of my job.
What do you like most about Snap?
Snap offers a place for everyone to shine in their roles and all of our individual and collaborative actions have a real impact on how things get done. The sense of accomplishment from being able to see those changes make a real impact on both us and our clients provides a real sense of accomplishment.
What inspires you?
Individuals such as Elon Musk, Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, and Larry Page are who inspire me to put my best effort into my work. They serve as an inspiration to me for what can be accomplished with dedication, innovation, and some hard work