Every Friday, we feature stories from a farmer in our community. It’s only fair that we also share our stories – where we come from, why we started/joined Farm At Hand, what we strife for. Today Farm At Hand’s employee 001 talks about his journey.
What’s your name? Greg Tandiono.
I’ve been a developer since: 2008.
How did you become a developer? I was a designer at first, then one day I was delegated a bunch of dev tasks, and voila! I earned a Google degree by being awesome at googling things for free learning materials.
Where are you located?
Earth a.k.a Vancouver, BC.
What do you do at Farm At Hand?
Just a developer. Well…I’m also resident music snob, dev-ops reactions curator and trivia master (before too many beers).
Team @FarmAtHand out for trivia night! #TeamBonding #BringIt pic.twitter.com/NlFL6jT9Zn
— Himanshu Singh (@Singh_H_) December 11, 2014
Greg, Kim and Farm At Hand team (off picture) at Trivia Night.
Why did you join Farm At Hand? I wanted to get involved in a unique startup. There are not many companies out there in the AgTech space.
I’ve been in the farmily since: January 2014. I’m patient zero, employee number 1, the first born – whichever you prefer.
What’s your experience with farming or agriculture?
I grew up in a tobacco-rich country, I think that counts… right?
What is the biggest thing you’ve learned about farmers and/or Agriculture since you joined Farm At Hand? Farmers are hard-working people, and I just want to make their lives easier. I have also learned how to code as hard as farmers work.
If you were a farmer, what would you grow or raise and why? Tobacco and anything that produces beer. Why? I like beer and tobacco.
What’s one of your favourite moments? Launching new features to production (translation: making new features available to Farm At Hand users).
What are you most excited about? Solving one complex problem at a time
What’s the one thing you would like a farmer to know from the general public? Use Farm At Hand!