Daelen Berg

Developer

"Guys, let's try this out!"

What’s your favourite part of the process?

I get the most excited about a project during the research portion of starting a new website. We’re going back and forth with the design team and spitballing ideas for interesting interactions and visual effects for the site. This is when our best ideas come forward, and it always requires me to push myself to figure out how we will pull off the team’s ideas.

What gets you excited about your job?

I love that it is always changing, that I get pushed every day to learn or try something new. We collectively strive to stay on the bleeding edge and that requires constant improvement. At the end of the day, it results in a product we can all be proud of. At home, I have a woodworking shop set up in the garage where I make small furniture items and stuff for around the house. I think that programming and woodworking are similar – you’ve got a vision, and you’re putting all the pieces together, refining and sanding down the edges to create something smooth and visually striking.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Every day was LEGO day when I was a kid! I used to build the craziest bridges and towers. I think that is one of the big reasons I wanted to be an architect when I grew up.