Ten minutes with our new developer – Daniel

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Up close and personal with KVA's new developer Daniel Prior.

Welcome Daniel, how did you find your first day?

My first day was great, I got a massive new iMac to play with and I also got treated to a pub lunch which was delicious.

Tell us a bit about your background…

I started out as a Web Developer for a magazine publisher based in London then moved onto Web and Mobile app development for a digital magazine publisher. For the past 3 years I worked for a digital agency in Leighton Buzzard.

What do you know about KVA Digital so far?

KVA Digital are incredibly creative and passionate with a really experienced and friendly team.

What is your role at KVA Digital?

I’m one of the developers so I’ll be working on a range of different projects from apps to websites.

What are you most looking forward to achieving?

I’m looking forward to expanding my current skills and learning some new ones! Maybe one day managing a team of developers.

Are there any areas in particular you are hoping to get involved with?

I like meeting clients and figuring out what they want from a project so getting more involved on the client side of things would be great.

Who would be your ideal client to work for?

A top level football team preferably Man Utd!

Now for the important questions… Describe yourself in three words

Honest
Loyal
Passionate

What is your favourite meal?

Good old pie and mash!

Are you an Apple or an Android fan?

Apple all the way

What is your favourite song at the moment?

Anything that isn’t by Justin Bieber!

What is the first thing you do when you wake up/start your day?

Have a big cup of coffee!

What are your pet hates?

People that go out of their way to annoy you.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

It is never too late to learn a new skill - as a developer I think this is great advice. There is always a new programming language or methodology to learn so you always have to try and evolve.

What is the worst advice you have ever been given?

A teacher at my secondary school told me to forget about 'working in computers' because they are just a fad.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

I got to drive a Lamborghini Gallardo around a race track at some very high speeds.

Your life would be meaningless without…

My family!

What's your life motto?

Enjoy life and don’t take your self too seriously.

If a genie gave you a wish what would you wish for?

Word peace or… the lottery numbers

Could you live without your mobile phone?

I think I’d do quite well without my mobile. I did go without a mobile for about 2 weeks last year and it was more inconvenient than anything.