1. Tell us a little bit about yourself
My name is Ricky and I am a software developer with myhosting.com. In my spare time, I like to go to concerts, play sports, drink scotch and eat at the many good restaurants that populate Toronto. I am also an avid traveler and earlier this year, I visited Hong Kong (best city on Earth) as well as Japan. It was a fantastic trip that educated and enlightened me on the many cultures and people that inhabit those overcrowded Asian countries. Konnichiwa. I am also currently working on my memoirs: The Life and Times of Ricky: An Underdog Tale of Triumph in the Face of Adversity.
2. How did your myhosting.com adventure start?
My adventure with myhosting started in the spring of 2006, when they hired me away from the corporate conglomerate known as Primus. At first, I was unsure about working for a smaller company, but then I asked for three weeks off before I even got the job and they gave it to me, so I was like, that’s cool. Unfortunately, those three weeks were not really for vacation, but to go back to Edmonton, the funniest, happiest place in all the land according to people who I have absolutely nothing in common with. Still, it was an appreciated gesture and one that is an example of the employee friendly environment that exists within our company.
3. What is the most interesting situation you have faced?
As a developer, you would probably think my work days are completely devoid of human interactions (among other things). However, this is not the case, and the situations I find most interesting are the ones where I have to work with people from other teams such as marketing, customer support or operations. I enjoy the give and take aspects of negotiations and also seeing other people’s perspectives within the same company. There aren’t any particular situations I can identify, but rather, I find the overall process to be interesting.
4.What is the best thing about myhosting.com?
There are many aspects about myhosting that makes it a very appealing place to work for. The people in the company are smart, friendly, fun and are actually people I might want to hang out with in a non-working situation. The downtown location is amazing and I particularly like my view. We have happy hours on Fridays which caters to my alcoholism and I can most certainly appreciate that.