Here at Springthrough we pride ourselves on our culture and our wide array of people with varying backgrounds and experience. In an effort to share our culture, we will be featuring at least one employee a month on our blog to share their experience and fun facts about themselves!
This month we're featuring Adam Friedli! Adam is a Support Analyst on our Managed Services team. Keep reading to find out more about Adam!
How long have you been working for Springthrough?
It will be 4 years on July 14.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
In 5th grade, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. I kept up with this until high school when I decided there would be too much research and writing. Then I didn't know what I wanted to be. I eventually had some friends introduce me to LAN parties and building computers, and that's how I got into computers more and ended up where I am now.
What is the (technology, architecture, or tech stack) that you like to use the most and why?
I'm a big fan of Plex for managing my media. It's works great on a home theater setup with a projector, and I couldn't recommend it more for anyone needing to organize and view local media. It also makes it easy to watch things on all devices by taking care of the transcoding for you for compatibility. It's very impressive software.
Tell us something your teammates don’t know about you.
When I lived in Germany for awhile from age 2 to 6, I accidentally threw a rock at a guy's car during a rock fight. I didn't know any German, so I ran when he came out and yelled at me. I told my mom, and she taught me how to say "I'm sorry" in German. We went back to the guy and I apologized. He wasn't mad and understood it was an accident. I don't know any German really, but I still remember how to say "I'm sorry."
How did you get into IT/ Software development?
I've been into computers for a long time, and I came to realize I enjoy fixing technical issues and helping people. Even when the issues are aggravating, it's rewarding to solve them, and to share expertise with someone who might not have been to fix their issue. It's a valuable service, and I enjoy offering it to those in need.
What’s your favorite movie of all time?
Pulp Fiction, hand down. It was the first movie I watched that got me to pay attention to specific directors and get into movies more in general. It also has great dialogue, and the story-telling style really sucks you in.
What is your favorite local restaurant / bar?
There's so much great food around. Culver's is fantastic for fast food burgers. But for local places, I'd say Jonny B'z. I haven't been in a long time, but I love their hot dogs, and they have free pinball machines there.