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David Fun Friday: Meet Emma Rugg

Emma is one of the newest members of our Community team, she is from Australia & has lived in Denmark, Mexico & for the past few years, Germany! Meet her below & say hi in the comments!

Hi there! Thanks for the interview- can you say “hi” to everyone in your native language?

Hi!

You are from the land down under, right? How did you end up in Berlin?

Pretty randomly. I hopped on a train a few years ago and haven’t looked back!

How did you get introduced to SoundCloud?

A couple of years ago a friend sent me the link to his track on the ‘Cloud, and it really struck a chord with me when I noticed I could find track IDs through the timed comments. It’s such a relief to bury those: “you know that song, it’s like ‘daaa baa baa’, with drums?” conversations.

What is your favorite sound?

The opening of a can. It’s audible refreshment.

and Jai Paul is always nice to listen to.

What sound do you hate?

Chewing. I even hate listening to myself chew, which is pretty inconvenient.

If you had 3 words to describe yourself, what would they be?

Where’s my phone?

What’s your favorite German word?

Begeistert. It means ‘excited’, but I think it sounds so much more exciting than ‘excited’.

How is it working at such an International and diverse office?

It’s great! Being surrounded by so many diverse skills sets is really inspiring, and a good reminder of how diverse SoundCloud’s users are. Plus it’s the perfect place to carry out some in-depth cultural studies, like whether or not the mint flavour of American Girl Scout Cookies is really that much better than the coconut…

Why do you think someone should apply to SoundCloud?

Because we get to eat excellent pizza and play ping pong in the basement! Not to mention the opportunity to help shape the future of sound… that’s pretty cool, right?

What do you like most about Berlin?

There’s a guy who often walks around my neighbourhood dressed as a medieval knight and no one bats an eyelid. I love that.

What are your favorite sounds on the cloud?

Damn, that’s like choosing my favourite jelly belly flavour. There are way. too. many. Right now I’m listening to a lot of Alle Farben mixes, but there will always be a special place in my heart for cringey Italo Disco. The kitchen table will hate me forever, but it was hands-down my musical highlight of 2011.

Thanks for the great interview Emma! You can find her on the web below:

Twitter: @ammerugg
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/emmarugger

David Fun Friday: Meet Sebastian Razola

Today help me welcome to the team in Berlin, Sebastian Razola!

Hi there! Thanks for the interview- can you tell us how to say “hi” in your native language?

Sure thing! Hej.

I see from your “hello” that you are from Sweden! So are a lot of people that work at SoundCloud. I heard you were at the first SoundCloud opening party – how was that? And how were you introduced to SoundCloud?

Yep, correct. A friend of mine, now colleague, was invited and asked if I wanted to join. The party was on the rooftop terrace of the old office and the weather was spectacular. Let’s just say it was a pretty good first visit to Berlin.

You are fairly new to Berlin but I see that you are pretty active on Foursquare checking out new places all the time, what do you love most about Berlin so far?

I love exploring food scenes so it’s really exciting to be in a new city and to discover new places every week. I’m also starting to realize that spring comes early here compared to Stockholm. WIN!

Back to SoundCloud, what is your role?

In a tweet: I’m a Product Manager mainly looking after and thinking about our App Gallery and Developer Pages.

What is your favorite sound?

Nothing beats a good laugh. It’s so insanely contagious.

What sound do you hate?

Any noise when I’m trying to sleep.

What’s your favorite word to say? 

Tricky one. I really don’t know. But, if I was from California I’m pretty sure my answer would be ‘awesome’.

Rad! How is it working at such an International and diverse office?

It’s great. But, to be honest I don’t think about it too much. For me it’s as a company with many smart, nerdy and awesome people. Everyone just happen to come from all over the world.

If you could say that you are passionate about anything, what would it be?

Beautiful and usable products and nice weather.

Why do you think someone should apply to SoundCloud?

For me three big factors was:

  • Having an impact. I wanted to be a part of something that affect people’s everyday life.
  • I believe in what we’re doing. I think sound is such a big part of our lives.
  • I wanted to work with really smart people.

If that makes you tick, APPLY!

What are your favorite sounds on the cloud?

Here are some recent favorites:

Great! Can you let us know where to find you online?

Twitter:  @razola
Soundcloud: razola

Jane Fun Friday: Meet Evan Tenenbaum

Today, we’re excited to introduce Evan Tenenbaum, who joins SoundCloud’s Content Team. He was previously a radio producer in Portland and a SoundCloud Fellow, who has grown up loving radio his whole life and enjoys the great outdoors.

Hi ! Thanks for doing this interview! Can you introduce yourself?
No problemo. My name’s Evan, I work at SoundCloud…life is great.

Can you take a minute and let us know what you do at SoundCloud?
My official title is “Audio Content Manager”. I work with radio producers, networks, newsrooms, podcasters, storytellers, audiophiles. Basically anyone creating content outside of music. I introduce them to our platform and awesome community, educate them about all the great ways SoundCloud can be used, and support them as they use our tools. This is my dream job.

You are working from the San Francisco office is that correct? What do you love most about San Fran?
Yup, San Francisco is amazing. The sun, friendly people, energetic and creative communities… I can’t help but smile every morning when I wake up in this gorgeous place.

This is a question I always love asking – How did you get introduced to the ‘Cloud?
I originally started to use SoundCloud during my time working in radio. It’s a great way to store audio, privately share it with colleagues and, of course, publish it across the web. It really is (and I’m not just saying this because I work here) an amazing tool for audio-producers of all types.

And this is an easy one – What are your favorite things about working at SoundCloud so far?
Every day I’m learning something new, meeting passionate people working on exciting projects, and contributing to what I believe is a really important and powerful product. Also, my co-workers totally rock.

When you are not working, what do you love to do? What are you passionate about?
As you’ve probably guessed, I love listening to the radio, podcasts, and all types of experimental sound-projects. I also really enjoy producing audio-pieces of my own. Apart from my ears, I enjoy rock-climbing, park-chilling and raging to bass music.

At the moment, what are your favorite sounds on the ‘Cloud?
I’d have to say Love+Radio, which is an amazing, boundary-pushing show produced by Nick van der Kolk. Season 3 is around the corner!

Music-wise, I’ve been rocking a lot of Random Rab as of late. Beautiful, heavy, deep music produced right here in SF!

Lastly, do you have any fun facts you can tell us about?
Apparently, my fun fact is that I have a radio-tower tattoo…my co-workers think it’s a fun fact, but I think it’s very, very serious ;)

Where can we find you on the Interwebs?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/EvanJTenenbaum

SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/evantenenbaum

EvanTenenbaum.com