He’s a rusty guitarist, craft beer enthusiast, occasional tourist.
But most importantly, he works at RESAAS.
This is Meet the Team - a series that will get you up close and personal with those that work at RESAAS.
Q: What is your favourite part about your job at RESAAS?
“I love that at RESAAS, I get to work on a social platform. It’s cool to see people using the platform, making content, connecting with others and interacting, all in real time.”
Q: What makes RESAAS a unique place to work at?
“RESAAS is a really unique place to work at because of the fact that we have an exceptional team. The team here inspires me, and they help me come into work every day.”
Q: What is your favourite project that you have worked on to date?
“One of my favourite projects that I have worked on so far at RESAAS is RealTimeMLS. It was incredibly exciting to be involved in something that was so groundbreaking in the industry, and it was really cool to see it take off as something that was used by so many people.”
Q: If you could be any animal, what would you be?
“I remember when I was 7 years old, I wanted to be a tiger, specifically a Siberian tiger. I had posters and books about them, which probably led to my interest in them. I always liked the Siberian tigers in particular, because it seemed like they were always having a good time playing in the snow.”
Q: What are some hobbies or interests that you have outside of work?
“I recently started taking up astrophotography more seriously. It all started when I said that I wanted to get photos of all the visible planets. Because each planet is visible at a different time of year, it took me about 9 months to capture them all with a webcam attached to my telescope. In the future I hope to get better equipment to take better photos. One day, I’d like to get a picture of the Milky Way.”
Q: If you weren’t doing engineering, what do you think you would have been doing?
“I studied environmental science in university, but I think I would have still gone into engineering to work with either water or ice. But outside of engineering, I guess I would have liked to be a travel writer.”
Want to learn more about Matthew? Check out his RESAAS profile here!