This month’s spotlight turns to our IT operations and development department with Fraser Haddow.
Azure DevOps! It’s the platform that allows us to track progress on our product development and keep track of any issues, so it’s use forms a large part of the role.
I like seeing a product improvement travel through all the stages from idea to implementation and then deployment, overseeing the journey to completion provides a great sense of satisfaction.
I like interacting with lots of people that span multiple departments and roles, this keeps things interesting, and it always helps to see things from other people’s perspectives.
It always starts with coffee – then a day with a few meetings (not too little or too many!) and some time to get some work done. Ideally, right now a good day also involves bugs being closed and no new ones being opened.
I’m a big movie nerd and am very into low budget/indie horror which is maybe unusual! Music wise, I also am very into death metal and New York hardcore which is a little unusual.
The most fascinating place I’ve been is a city called Varanasi in India – would recommend to anyone, it’s super interesting.
- Coffee or tea – Coffee
- Book or film – Film
- Cat or dog – Dog (I have a Spanish greyhound)
- Hot or cold – Hot
- Salty or sweet – Salty
- Tattooed or not – Not
- Night out or night in – Night in
- Email or meeting – Depends on how many other meetings are on!
- Teams calls: video call or audio? – Video
- Eating: al-desko, break room or break out altogether – Usually al-desko
- Mountain or beach – Beach