To help you get to know the people behind our Staff Picks collection, we asked each team member a little about themselves, how they got interested in their favorite community, and what else they’re doing these days. Read the Q&A, check out their picks, and use the comment section to ask questions or just say hello.
Q: What do you do at Massdrop?A: Head of the Technology Community & Buying Manager for Tech, DIY Tech, and Photo.
Q: What do you like most about working at Massdrop?A: That’s a hard question to answer, as there are so many great things about Massdrop. First, the people I work with every day are amazing! I have the pleasure of working with some of the most enthusiastic, creative, knowledgeable people that I have ever come across in the workplace. There is a great team environment here at Massdrop and everyone works together. The absolute best part about working here is bringing enthusiast-based products to a group of people who appreciate them. I know I love tech products as much as our community does, so it’s great to see them get behind certain products or get excited to see things they’ve been waiting on.
Q: How did you get into DIY tech?A: I have done maker related projects since I was in the 7th grade taking my first shop class. Our first project was a motion sensor alarm kit. A minimal amount of soldering required and definitely a beginner's kit. However I really enjoyed it and was hooked.
Q: What are some of your favorite products in that community?A: My favorite product is the Raspberry Pi Acrylic Retro Arcade Game DIY Kit. I also find interest in the Carloop Starter Kits, basically anything robotic and love the L3D Cube Kits.
Q: What are some of your other hobbies/interests?A: While maker projects are for sure only a part time hobby my other interest include PC Gaming (Counter Strike), Basketball, Traveling pretty much anywhere. I also enjoy Snow Skiing, Fishing, being on the Beach and just about anything outdoors.
Check out Brian’s picks:
▶ Seeed L3D Cube (8x8x8 Full Color Kit)