It’s been a while since we sat down with a TTT family member – so why not get to know Bari Barimani, one of our very talented Full Stack Developers. This friendly face has been working with TTT for the past 7 months and is definitely the kind of person you want on your team. Whether he’s coding or partaking in a city-wide scavenger hunt, he’s the type of guy that will always have your back. Thankfully he took some time out of his busy day for me to grill him with a few questions.
Position: Full Stack Developer
Fun Fact / secret superpower: He’s not afraid of heights!
Last Book Read: Effective Java by Joshua Bloch
Favourite Food: Kickass Rice
Tell us about yourself. What’s your story/background?
“I’m from a town north of Tehran and just south of the Caspian Sea called Sari. I studied mathematics and physics in high school. Then I went to the University of Tehran for undergrad and started studying Mechanical Engineering. I sort of fell in love with how complicated mathematics and physics are involved in engineering, combined with the interesting ways of programming. So I decided to continue post graduate in Mechanical Engineering.
So I was accepted to UBC and supervised by Dr. Sheldon Green (the head of Mechanical Engineering department). There I worked on solving complex mathematical equations for the flow of fluids. During this time, I learned a lot about procedural programming. And that’s when I felt like programming was something I was really attracted to.”
How did you end up at TTT?
“Well, it was a couple months after my graduation that I sat down and wrote an Android game, Floating Blocks. I really liked the android environment along with the java language, that I decided to find a job in this area. I looked online and found TTT and liked the similar projects they were working on.
I received a very warm welcome by Dave and Chris when they told me they were sorry for not making it to my interview.” He stops to laugh. “Vitor and Vinson interviewed me for almost 40 minutes. We talked about my background, my game I created, and how much I know about object oriented programming. I felt very comfortable at the interview – there was no judgement and I got a very family vibe.”
What are some interesting things about yourself?
I have never broken a bone… yet.
What’s your most memorable moment working at TTT?
“There was a Friday evening last April that just by accident everyone in the company gathered on the patio and just had fun. It was awesome weather and it was great to have everyone together. We like to make fun of each other a lot too.” (A lot is an understatement…)
What do you enjoy working on the most?
“I love to develop complex web applications that not only look good on the surface, but are also well written in terms of business logic.”
What do you like to do in your free time?
“I love rock climbing and yoga. I try to do yoga everyday. I also like biking and guitar, but haven’t been involved in those as much since I hurt my hand.”
Who do you look up to? (Who is your hero?) Why?
“I would say my mom. I consider my mom a very strong woman who taught me about morals and also how to make sensible decisions in difficult times.”