This week for Fun Friday please help us welcome Tiffany Conroy to the team in Berlin!
How are things Tiffany?
RAD! Seriously: really super. Plus, it’s lake and BBQ season. Woo!
You are brand new to the SoundCloud HQ in Berlin! Welcome! Can you tell us what your role entails and what you enjoy most about it so far?
I’m evaluating the tools that we use internally to manage users, and planning the next generation of such tools. SoundCloud is growing really fast, and we will soon outgrow the tools we use now.
My job is to make other people’s jobs easier, and I’ve always found that really rewarding. It makes me feel happy and useful.
You might be new to SoundCloud but if I remember correctly you have lived in Berlin for some time. What are your favorite things to do here and what could you recommend to Berlin newbies?
I’ll be honest: my favourite thing is food. Eating it, buying it, making it. Sometimes I even write about it. [1 ] If you like to make food, shop at the Boxhagener Platz Saturday market. The prices are cheap, and Cupcake  is just around the corner.
If you like combining electronic music and swimming, the best place is the Badeschiff . The outdoor pool has an awesome view. It has both a sandy beach and a huge deck, and the party goes all night.
If you like combining free beer and art, catch one of the many many art openings. The SoundCloud HQ is just on the edge of the gallery district. You’ve got to look at a lot of bad art in order to find the good art, but the searching is fun.
Oh Wow! Thanks for all the great suggestions! So Tiffany, how were you introduced to SoundCloud?
If you are a web developer in Berlin then you have heard of SoundCloud. The web development community in Berlin is really active with lots of meetups, and you always find a few SoundClouders in attendance!
What do you like most about being a part of the SoundCloud team?
I’m brand new and asking all kinds of questions and everyone has been eager to answer them, which is welcoming and helpful.
Plus, it’s great to be working with such a talented group. The best way to learn is to work with people more skilled than yourself.
As I mentioned before, a lot of SoundClouders go to the local developer meetups, which means they have the same desire to learn new things that I have. That’s exciting.
What are your favorite sounds you have found while scouring SoundCloud?
I was happy to see the appearance on SoundCloud of a singer-songwriter I met when I was in Austin last year. Johanna Heilman sings painfully honest songs with a truly unique voice.
I was also super excited to see that Joel Gibb put up a playlist of Hidden Camera tracks. Yay Canadian indie pop!
Finally, do you have any fun facts that we should know about?
In high school, I was the host of a quiz show on our local cable station. We made three seasons. It was like Jeopardy, but with really lame prizes.
Thanks Tiffany for the great interview! Say hello to her in the comments!