Fun Friday: Meet Peter Minarik
Today welcome Peter to the team in Berlin and first listen to his audio message below!
Hi Peter! Thank you for doing this interview with me and taking time out of your busy day. How are ya doing?
I am very fine, thank you.
How do you like Berlin and where are you originally from?
I moved to Berlin just a few months ago and I am really enjoying it. I was born in Slovakia and when I was five we moved to Austria. Since then I lived in Vienna. So lately I felt the urge to live in another city and Berlin came to mind immediately. It is just so vibrant and alive, changing every day. So far I love it.
Can you tell us what your your role at SoundCloud is? Also, how do you like working in the Berlin HQ ?
I am a Frontend Developer here at SoundCoud. Currently I’m working on our main site, fine-tuning and improving an already great experience for our users. The workspace is just amazing, the start-up feeling is everywhere and yet everything in the office just works (thanks to Miqua, Anne and Matthias), which is a dream combination.
How did you get introduced to SoundCloud and what do you love most about it?
I have to say that I don’t remember the exact time I came across SoundCloud for the first time but I immediately loved it. It was a no-nonsense Website that just works which you can’t say about some other sites. :) I can see the potential in it to be the YouTube of sounds and to inspire people to think more about audio and how to play around with it.
What are your favorite Sounds on the cloud?
Lately I’ve been into M83 a lot. Their newest album “Hurry Up We’re Dreaming” is out just now and the single “Midnight City” rocks in all kinds of remixes.
Midnight City Remixes EP by M83
During my semester abroad in Denmark I got to know this superb Band called “Carpark North”. They were very popular in their homeland but almost unknown outside. They are great!
Can you give us a few reasons why it is great working at SoundCloud?
What I like most is the feeling that everyone here just loves their job! And that is because people can just do what they are best at and have lots of freedom and responsibility here. Also working together in small task based teams works so smooth and natural.
Finally, do you have any fun facts about yourself that you would like to share?
Fun? No, fun is not part of my life in any way. Just kidding, but I’d rather give all of you a little riddle: What do you get when you order “A Eitrige mit am Bugl und a Sechszehnerblech” in Vienna? Austrians are not allowed to participate :)
Interesting! I still don’t know what you would get – I guess that is Austrian humor?! So, Peter where can we find you on the interwebz?