We think it’s important to really get to know our xinja work comrades; unpack what they’re really into – as you never know where that hobby might come in handy when you’re designing and building a bank.
In this series, we bring you the secret lives of Xinjas; an exploration of what rocks their world. We introduce this techie two: #xinja101 & #xinjaarrow
“ If it’s sunny, you’ll find me on a hike or at the archery range. If it rains, I’ll be bouldering“ – #xinjaarrow
What is your Xinja name and what do you do at Xinja?
Lawrence: xinja101 – I’m a Senior Software Engineer, building out the platform.
Will: xinjaarrow – I’m working on the AWS cloud platform.
What are you most proud of working at Xinja?
Lawrence: We are building a better banking for tomorrow’s world.
Will: We are moving towards an everything-as-code model and everything is source controlled.
We hire Xinjas with a voracious learning mindset. What is the latest thing you’ve read, heard or seen that blew your mind?
Lawrence: Been reading and following up with the progress of solid state battery technology including this new development. “Scientists from Tohoku University and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization have developed a new complex hydride lithium superionic conductor that could result in all-solid-state batteries with the highest energy density to date.” – Science Daily
Will: Rammed earth homes. Houses basically built with dirt! No more cancerous wall-insulation, no more off gassing. These are natural homes with beautiful walls that are built to last!
What future technology or trend excites you the most?
Lawrence: The ability to live 100% offgrid.
Will: Automation and UBI (Universal Basic Income) combined together would be amazing. Being able to reduce the burden of monotonous work and instead give people the freedom to pursue the things they actually want to do without being financially burdened!
How would you describe your relationship with money?
Lawrence: I squirrel them away for a better tomorrow.
Will: Hoarder, I don’t like parting with my money 🙁
Confession time – what do you waste money on?
Lawrence: Anything and everything technology related.
Will: Is it really a waste if you enjoyed what you spent money on?
Halo time – what’s the best thing you’ve spent money on?
Lawrence: Anything and everything kids related.
Will: My bow! 💙 🏹 💙
If you weren’t at Xinja, what would you be doing?
Lawrence: Doing things that I love that can benefit humanity as a whole.
Will: I’d be making an awesome cloud platform at some other company.
“When tattoos can be programmed, it would be anything I like at the time.” – #xinja101
What is your weekend hobby
Lawrence: Anything kids related.
Will: If it’s sunny, you’ll find me on a hike or at the archery range. If it rains, I’ll be bouldering or binge watching some TV show 😂
If you were to get a tattoo, what would it say or what would the image be?
Lawrence: When tattoos can be programmed, it would be anything I like at the time. Not a fan of permanent tattoos otherwise.