Where are you located?
Glasgow, Scotland, where the sun always shines 🙂
What is/are your current gig (s)?
Head of Development Services for Sword IT in the UK
What’s one word to describe your work?
What apps, software, or tools can’t you live without?
- Spotify – I love to listen to some music when the office gets busy, Trance tunes keep me going all day
- ReSharper – I’ve always loved ReSharper and it’s just a given for me these days
- Postman – When testing out API’s I use Postman and would recommend it if you’re not using it
- Fiddler – I always like to see what’s going on and Fiddler is amazing at what it does
- Azure DevOps – I use this daily for all of our projects and I think it’s awesome.
What does your workspace look like?
My workspace is seriously in need of a revamp, I have an old computer desk, laptop, 2 vga monitors (yes vga), a very old desktop which hasn’t been on for some time and a microphone for recording TechSnips videos.
What’s a typical workweek look like?
I work on different customer projects each week and help my team if they get stuck or just need another pair of eyes or hands or to lend a hand.
What do you like the best about your role?
Managing a team of people all over the UK, it’s my first job managing people and its been great!
What’s something about you that no one knows about?
I was one of the first 50 developers in the World to pass the first Microsoft .NET exams and received a signed copy of Visual Studio from Bill Gates.
What do you listen to while you work?
I listen to various playlists I have on Spotify mostly 90’s Trance Music, I still listen to a State of Trance radio shows.
What do you wish you could change about your work?
I wish I had more hands-on time working with Azure, I spend a fair bit of time on Azure development but I would love to do it full time.
Is there anything else you’d like to add that might be interesting to readers?
I blog at http://gregorsuttie.com, Twitter is @gregor_suttie and I’m trying to spend more time blogging after recovering from blasting through the Azure exams, on that note if I can help with the Azure exams please do let me know. I also play golf twice a week and will be attending Ignite in Florida in November 2019
Adam Bertram is a 20-year veteran of IT and experienced online business professional. He’s an entrepreneur, IT influencer, Microsoft MVP, blogger, trainer and content marketing writer for multiple technology companies. Adam is also the founder of the popular IT career development platform TechSnips.