Name: Ritchie (ritchie_m_)
Title: Junior Educator
Joined: 23/09/19 (member since: April 2017)
Tea Making Ability: Very poor. I’m not much of a coffee/tea enthusiast (apologies to anyone that is). I’d much rather a good ol’ can of Diet Coke.
What Mobile Phone do you own? Sadly, I have to say that I’m currently using an old iPhone 6 which is on its last legs. I’m a massive android enthusiast but I managed to drop my old android onto a hard tiled floor, shattering the screen completely! So I’m using an old family iPhone.
Glass half empty or full? Half full, half empty... to me, the important question is - what’s in the glass? (And yes, I did just totally copy that from someone else)
Fun fact about yourself? Not many people get to say this but I’ve done a back flip, loop-the-loop, barrel roll and overwing dive in a plane (Tutor Grob) as well as completing my SOLO flight around an airport in command of my own Aquila A211 aircraft.
Hobbies/Interests? I absolutely love computers. It all started with a single video game called Battlefield Bad Company 2 on PC (feel free to drop me a PD if you remember that classic). And if we jump to today, I’m now at university studying them and making my own servers and working with many different types of technology, doing what I love. And when I’m not on my computer, I love playing the harmonica haha!
If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why? That question is a tough one! If I had to choose an animal, I’d be one of my 3 chihuahuas back at home (Binky, Pixie and Sukie) as they’re spoilt rotten! Whether it be getting the scraps after dinner or the number of toys they have, they’re absolutely spoilt.
Previous experience/background? This is my first job actually. As I’ve already mentioned, I’ve just started my first year of university studying computing and I hope to specialise in computer networks next year.
Why did you join giffgaff? I joined giffgaff back in 2017 where I got really involved in the community. You’d most often find me on Twitter but I also helped out on the H&S boards and with the knowledge base editors. The giffgaff community is such a lively, wonderful and amazing place with such fantastic people and to be able to work here is a dream come true for me.
Where do you see yourself in two years from now? In two years time, I’d like to think that I’ll still be working at giffgaff while finishing off my degree. I have absolutely no idea where the road is going to take me but there is one thing I’m sure of and that is that I’ll make the most of wherever I am!
Anything else you would like to share? I am an absolutely massive fan of photography so keep an eye out on the photography boards for me, as I’ll pop my head in there every now and then.
I look forward to chatting to you all