Who are you?
I’m Adrian, Senior Full Stack Developer. I grew up in Melbourne where I completed a Bachelor of Computing degree then spent a couple of years running a one-man web development startup.
Soon the lure of earning pounds sterling on the contract market (and having my evenings and weekends back) drew me to London where I spent several years freelancing, before escaping the big city for the seaside town of Brighton. Finally I had enough of the UK altogether and moved to Barcelona, having fallen in love with the city after many visits and realising money isn’t as important as quality of life!
How did you land at Tokeny Solutions?
My colleague and friend Max McKenzie told me about this awesome new company he’s working at and how they need more developers. The rest is history!
How would you describe working at Tokeny Solutions?
It’s exciting to be working on the cutting edge of an emergent industry and it’s super interesting learning more each day about blockchain technology and DeFi. The best thing about working at Tokeny is the team! The Tokeny family is friendly, fun and professional. Everyone is at a senior level of expertise and there is a sense of camaraderie and pulling together when things get tough, while also enjoying the good times when we score wins.
What are you most passionate about in life?
Analog synthesizers. I’ve recently started building my own modular system using the Eurorack standard, which entails making my own unique music machine by purchasing and inter-connecting an eclectic mix of modules for generating and modulating sounds. It’s a highly addictive hobby; a wonderful combination of mad scientist engineering and creative musical experimentation.
What is your ultimate dream?
Ability to travel through time, space and dimensions? Hmm tough question! More within the realm of the possible: Gain some success creating electronic art while somehow making the world a better place – like advocating innovative uses of solar energy by powering said electronic art with it.
What would you change in the world if you could?
Abolish private motor vehicles in urban centres. Ok I’m biased as I don’t drive, but I still think we’d all be better off with less cars in cities. The money being spent on maintaining the infrastructure for cars could be better used on free public transport, etc. Might actually make a dent in CO2 emissions also.