This week, we wanted to get hold of Aaron Bassett – the web designer that confessed to creating the ingenious and very funny website – BoycottScotland. Aaron is an award winning web developer by day, and a part-time web technology columnist and blogger (plus full-time twitterer) by night! (He’s a really busy guy!) Aaron is based in Glasgow.
Whats your Startup/Business? I work for a small web development studio during the day but at night I build fun sites like Boycottscotland.co.uk & twitpicwall.com I also blog at http://aaronbassett.com
Give us your company culture in 3 words: Super-über-awesome
Whats the next big challenge or hurdle that the company has to overcome? The internet is fickle, you have to keep coming up with new ideas to keep attracting people’s attention.
In one sentence, what’s the personal dream? To be paid to drink cider, play xbox360 and eat Scotch eggs.
What do you do for stress relief? See the last question.
Your favourite ‘skint’ meal? Pound menu, McDonalds.
How to you celebrate milestones or awards? Bottle of bubbly and a takeaway or the pub and then a takeaway! 🙂
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure? Alphabeat – Fascination: http://open.spotify.com/track/1A5NvsXUXc4MrXfOEojQ6p
And the coolest event you’ve been to? Getting free hospitality passes to T in the Park the last couple of years because we have been Tennent’s digital partner was pretty cool. Also had a good time the last couple of years at the Scottish Software Awards, though I only managed to lift runner-up each time…
Name a Quirky fact about yourself: I have problems telling my left from my right (which makes working out
CSS floats really fun!)
Give the choice, would you prefer …
i) Truth or Dare? Dare
ii) Carrot or Stick? Both? Sometimes I need a little push, but who doesn’t like being rewarded?
iii) Tea or Coffee? Mines is the Redbull