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David Tea(m) Time with Marcus Schaefer

It is Friday again, that means it is time for our weekly employee interview series that we have dubbed “Tea(m) Time”! Today, help us welcome Marcus Schaefer to our team in Berlin!

On a windy Thursday afternoon in Berlin, Marcus and I took a walk around Mitte and he told me about his passions, what he loves about Berlin and much more!

Specifics:  Marcus Schaefer, screen designer, German

Favorite sounds: Coffee sounds!

Nomad: Marcus has lived in NYC, Berlin, Sydney

Why Berlin is amazing: Growing tech scene, central location in Europe (easy to travel to other spots)

Passions: Design, aesthetics, typography, surfing, bike riding, tinkering, making, building, music

Here are some of his favorite sounds:

You can follow Marcus on the Internetz here: http://soundcloud.com/raketentim

If you want to join Marcus in Berlin or SF and get your own Tea(m) Time, check out our job openings here!

David Tea(m) Time with Luke Leighfield

It is Friday again, that means it is time for our weekly employee interview series that we have dubbed “Tea(m) Time”! Today, help us welcome Luke Leighfield to our team in Berlin!

On Thursday afternoon Luke and I chatted about his SoundCloud story, why he loves Berlin and what his favorite sounds are! Hear his full interview below and continue scrolling for his favorite sounds.

Specifics: Luke Leighfield, Community Support Specialist, originally from England

Fun Fact: Started using SoundCloud in 2009

Likes: Movies, reading books, eating kebabs, passionate about – justice issues, cats, memes, GIFS

Favorite tour stops: Berlin, Germany, Sweden

Does not like: Reggae

Favorite thing about SoundCloud: Nice people, fresh fruit, tempting beer

 Here are some of Luke’s favorite sounds:

You can follow Luke on the Internetz here: http://soundcloud.com/lukeleighfield

If you want to join Luke in Berlin or SF and get your own Tea(m) Time, check out our job openings here!

David Tea(m) Time with Hema Manickavasagam

It is Friday again, that means it is time for our weekly employee interview series that we have dubbed “Tea(m) Time”! Today, help us welcome Hema Manickavasagam to our team in Berlin!

On Tuesday, Hema and I sat under the big tree infront of SoundCloud’s second office in Berlin. We chatted about Hema’s love of exploring, how she got introduced to SoundCloud and I learned that her favorite word is “ice-cream.” Hear her full interview below!

Specifics: Hema Manickavasagam, based in San Francisco, from India, product manager.

Passions: Exploring, reading, watching movies, walking around cities, taking photos, sketching.

Favorite place in Berlin so far: Karl-Marx-Allee.

Favorite sound: The Ocean.

Favorite word: Ice cream!

Best things about SoundCloud: Company culture, developers, WE Hack.

Hema’s favorite sounds on the ‘Cloud:

“The first is a reading of one of my favorite short stories by an Israeli author, Etgar Keret. The second is a band from Berkeley, the Fish Tank Ensemble. And the last is a classical Opera.”

You can follow Hema on the Internetz here: http://soundcloud.com/digitalcowgirl

If you want to join Hema in Berlin or SF and get your own Tea(m) Time, check out our job openings here!