Hey Guys! Happy Friday, please help me welcome new Analytics and Marketing intern Cory Levinson!
Hey hey Cory!
Hey hey Natatlie!
So Cory, can you tell us what your your role at SoundCloud is? Also, how do you like working in the Berlin HQ?
I’m an intern on the marketing & analytics team. Writing code (yay ruby!) to better access, organize, and analyze all the oodles of data that we have. Google Analytics, SQL, the good stuff…I’ve also been working on some recommendation algorithms to help better connect Soundcloud community. The Berlin HQ is pretty awesome. Tight space, but the energy here is real- everyone just seems to be really excited and passionate about what they’re doing individually as well as what Soundcloud is all about.
You have been studying abroad in Europe for a bit, but you are originally from the US, how was re-locating to Berlin?
Ya, I had been studying out in Belfast since January, and once my studies finished up there I came straight to Berlin. The first few weeks were a bit rough getting settled, spending each day creeping on flatsearch websites trying to find a place to live. I was fortunate enough to have a few friends already out here who let me couch crash for a bit until I found a place. (Thanks Henning!)
How did you get introduced to SoundCloud and what do you love most about it?
I just kept seeing those super fly widgets everywhere and eventually signed up to start putting some of my own music on there and fell in love. Favorite feature- the dashboard is pretty awesome IMO.
What are your favorite Sounds on the cloud?
Brandon Biondo from the band COOLRUNNINGS always seems to be doing tons of awesome stuff. He runs a sweet free netlabel called Dracula Horse (http://draculahorse.com/), and this is a recent track of his that really got me grooving. Chrome Sparks is a buddy of mine from Ann Arbor, MI who just had his first big release this past Sunday called My <3. This one track featuring Steffaloo has been on constant repeat for me all week, like whoah.
Can you give us a few reasons why it is kick ass to work at SoundCloud?
1- I love sound; 2- People here are wicked cool; 3- roof terrace!
Finally, do you have any fun facts about yourself that you would like to share?
I can unicycle. I am a max/msp geek. I love green tea.