Meet Mitch! He’s a Senior Developer at AmpMe, and our first Australian employee! When he’s not working out, you can find him practising his Franglais 😂 Sometimes you can even find him zipping around the office on our electric scooter or flying a drone through our home made obstacle course. Say hi to Mitch:
Name: Mitch Robertson
Position: Senior iOS/Android Developer
When you started: September 2016
Where are you from: 📍 Brisbane, Australia
Favourite Emoji: 😬
What do you consider your greatest achievement:
I personally prefer to look at the future than relish the past. I think I would be very happy one day if I would be leading my own AI company.
Spotify Playlist: My Playlist
I like tracks with some nuance or depth. They need to express something that’s hard to express in words. My favourite song is “Walking on a Dream” by Empire of the Sun. I also love, Affelaye, who is highly underrated. I have no clue why he’s not more well-known!
If you hang out with one musical artist, who would it be and why:
I grew up in Australia as one of four children to my Canadian mother and Australian father. When I was growing up, my parents forced me to play musical instruments, which I later thanked them for as I got older. I was that awkward (some might refute the past tense 😂) home-schooled kid that went to university a year ahead of people the same age as me – I was 16 at the time. I took two years off while studying to visit and travel in USA, and after that I came home and completed my Software Engineering degree at Griffith University.
When Mitch is not working:
When I am not working, I love challenging myself to my physical limits in the gym. I like to turn my training into a science – I need this to keep me interested! I also love any water-related activities and music.
I’m also engaged to a wonderful person – Hélène 🙂 I can’t wait to have my own family in the not-so-distant future!
Hélène and Mitch in Australia
My life philosophy is constantly evolving, but the underlying principles (that I don’t see changing) are: love others, be honest, be strong, be humble, don’t be afraid to think different, leave the world better than I found it, rise above my unique weaknesses, and to one day maybe be a light to others as others have been lights to me – I have a longgg way to go!
A typical day at AmpMe:
A typical day at AmpMe involves fun problem solving, solving the occasionally not-so-fun bug, and enjoying the company of my co-workers. Sometimes, when I need helping finding a solution I’ll do a few laps around the office on the electric scooter.
What’s one thing that has surprised you while working with the Dev team?
I never thought I’d be flying drones and having nerf gun battles in an office – but hey it’s a welcome surprise.
AmpMe understands, better than some of my past employers, the balance required between life, work, and family, to be successful and happy. We also have so many talented and smart people, so it’s a great opportunity for personal growth.
A highlight from your time at AmpMe so far:
There are many highlights. A social highlight was probably paintball with the team.
The AmpMe Team’s epic Paintball showdown in October 2017
When AmpMe hires a new employee, we send them on vacation! It’s a perk we offer to help get our new team member’s head in the game 🤘
My girlfriend and I went to Australia in September 2017. Highlights included snorkeling together in beautiful blue water surrounded by colourful fish and also laughing until we cried with friends I grew up with. Check out some pics below 👇
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