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Mug shot – Damian McLaughlin, Web Developer

The Door4 Mug shot interviews – as much as you can find out about us in the time it takes to drink a brew. 

Name: Damian McLaughlin
Role: Web Developer
Started at Door4: Around 18 months ago

Want a brew? How do you take it?
Yes, please! Dark Roast if possible, with 2 sugars and lots of milk. 

What do you do at Door4?
We don’t actually tend to make too many new websites these days – as a performance-based marketing agency, the dev team tends to reform and refine existing websites, we do this with data provided by our excellent CRO/UX team. 

How do you see your role at Door4 developing in the future?
I’ll be handling more of the server-side things in the future, after some more training. This could be anything from where a website is hosted, or stored on the internet, it could also be dealing with backups, updates, or fixing issues if a website goes down. 

What’s the best thing about working at Door4?
The team! As cheesy as that sounds… Combined with a good environment it all comes together to be a great place to work. 

Complete this sentence: ‘In another life. I’d have been a …’
There’s a few different things I’ve been interested in doing over the years, including Carpentry, Art or becoming a Physicist.

You could have combined all 3 for a very different career!
What would I have made?

I’m thinking something experimental, perhaps science-based carvings?
Yeah, that’s quite cool, I’ll look into it. Could be a weekend thing… 

If you were given tomorrow off work, what would you do for the day?
I think I would take my son swimming!

Name one thing you’re not very good at outside of the office
I’m going to say getting up in the morning, I’m not a morning person! I’m not grumpy, I just struggle to function. Definitely more of a night owl. 

What would the title of your autobiography be?
“There’s Too Much To Do – I Wish Sleep Was Optional” or “I’ve Got A Universe To Master”

I’ve always loved starting with nothing and ending up with something. Like turning a blank page into a sketch, or some timber into a piece of furniture, or turning a blank screen into a new webpage. You don’t have anything tangible at the end with physics, but you can have a greater understanding of something and that’s just as important for me. The problem is that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get really good at everything because there’s too much to do.

If you were a famous boxer, what would be your boxing ring walk song?
Shoot to thrill by AC/DC

At Door4, whose job would you be most scared of doing – why?
Anyone involved in presenting Decoding Digital events – nothing worse than public speaking!

Finally, tell us a (clean!) joke.
I was once kidnapped by a group of mimes
They did unspeakable things to me! 

 

Thanks, Damo!

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