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Introducing our Cloud Expert – Matt Hibberd

Introducing our Cloud expert – Matt Hibberd! He takes centre stage in this months ‘Meet The Team.’ Read on to find out all about Matt…

What is your role at Coretek?

Senior Systems Consultant / Engineer.

How long have you worked in IT for?

Approximately 10 years.

What is something that not many people know about you?

I am an amateur musician and play both guitar and bass guitar (not at the same time though! That would be something special!)

What is your favourite film?

The Back to the Future trilogy!

How do you spend your spare time?

I enjoy walking and cycling and like to get out and about with my camera.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Flight.

What is your favourite food?

Indian.

If you were an animal, which animal would you be and why?

Tiger (there’s little chance of getting eaten by anything else).

What is one thing that you could not live without?

My car.

What have you always wanted to do, but never done?

A skydive.

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Introducing our Finance Administrator – Will!

Introducing you to our Finance Administrator – Will! He takes centre stage in this months Meet The Team. Read on to find out all about Will…

What is your role at Coretek?

My role has many names: The Enforcer, Master of Coin, or just Finance Administrator. I basically handle the accounts.

How long have you worked in IT for?

I have worked at Coretek for 14 months and this is my first job in IT. I only do the accounts, but I’ve had to learn a lot of technical jargon in order to understand it all.

What is something that not many people know about you?

If I told you that, then many people would no longer not know it.

What is your favourite film?

I’m more into TV series’ at the moment. (Discovered The X-Files a couple of years ago, so slowly making my way through all of those). I don’t really have a favourite film, just whatever I fancy at the time. Right now I’m the mood for a Batman film, probably The Dark Knight.

How do you spend your spare time?

My partner and I have recently bought a house, so most of my spare time is spent doing DIY now. At the moment I’m trying to spend time in the garden, getting it ready to grow some food!

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

The more I think about this, the more issues I can find! I know a popular one is to fly… but in the film ‘Chronicle’, one of the chaps gets struck by lightning! And Matilda’s power just no longer works – imagine having that power taken away from you… If I had to pick something, I would probably just control time. To be able to speed up or slow down time could be quite helpful, as long as you don’t consider the drawbacks…

What is your favourite food?

Pizza. But it has to be right. At a restaurant, I’d have a thin crust BBQ chicken. Take away, I usually go for a meaty one (with garlic mayo dip). Home-made can go either way, depending on how we feel. One of our first house purchases was a pizza oven for the garden; I’m hoping to get lots of use out of that this year!

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If you were an animal, which animal would you be and why?

I quite like birds, so I’d probably pick the hyacinth macaw… It’s basically the biggest, bluest flying parrot around – pretty incredible!

What is one thing that you could not live without?

I’d probably go with taste – I would hate to eat or drink and not be able to taste things. Imagine not being able to taste pizza! Or coffee! I don’t really want to think about that any more.

What have you always wanted to do, but never done?

I’ve always wanted to restore a classic car. It’s something that I can still see myself doing at some point in the future, I just need the time. And space. And money.

Take a look at our Meet The Team page to meet the rest of the team!

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Introducing our newest member – Austen!

A new feature that we are going to start rolling out every month onto our blog is ‘Meet The Team’. This month we introduce our newest member to the Coretek team and that is Austen Petty! So we asked him a few questions about himself…

What is your role at Coretek?

I am a Junior Support Technician at Coretek and I’m part of the Servicedesk team.

How long have you worked in IT for?

I have worked in IT for 18 months, including my apprenticeship last year at Perins School.

What is something that not many people know about you?

I used to be in 3 bands, 2 at school and 1 outside of school. I played a tenor steel pan, bass guitar and cornet.

What is your favourite film?

Probably Rush Hour 2, just a great mix of action and comedy.

How do you spend your spare time?

In my spare time, I enjoy playing sports with friends like Tennis, Badminton and Snooker. I also do a bit of buying and selling on eBay.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

I would like to be able to fly or breathe underwater, those 2 would be very cool if it were possible.

What is your favourite food?

Another difficult one with so much choice! I would say a top quality lasagna is in the top 3 foods and the others must have some type of meat as part of it :).

If you were an animal, which animal would you be and why?

I’d rather be a predator than prey like an eagle because their eyesight is 5x sharper than humans so they could see an ant from a ten-story building or a rabbit from 4 miles away. And the best bit is being able to fly!

What is one thing that you could not live without?

I would say family, as I don’t know what I would do if they didn’t exist.

What have you always wanted to do, but never done?

I have always wanted to travel round the world, like around the world in 80 days. Also, I would like to go deep sea scuba diving as this is something else I haven’t done but would love to.