It's all hands on deck here at Aspect IT. We have Layton who has joined the helpdesk team and Joe has returned from his trip to India studying yoga! Who knows, maybe we could have an office yoga morning session to start the day completely refreshed! Who wouldn't like that?!
Welcome to the Aspect family Layton!
Layton is the newest member of the helpdesk team. He is a network technician and will be answering your calls and providing onsite visits to help solve your technical problems.
Q: What did you do before you became part of the Aspect IT helpdesk?
A: I have been heavily involved in IT Support & Infrastructure Management and I worked in the Telecommunication’s Distribution Sector, Publishing, Radio (Imagine FM & Data Consultancy Firm that analyse data for the On Trade Beer & Festivals.
Q: What interested you to get in to IT and Networking?
A: I was first introduced to IT when I was in secondary school and I was involved in a voluntary work experience. I've always enjoyed IT and never looked back. I have continued to grow and develop my career in IT, develop new skills and accreditation to add to my personal portfolio.
Q: What are your top 3 things on your bucket list?
A: Own/Drive a Mercedes C63 AMG (Dream Car), fly First Class to Abu Dhabi on holiday, possibly move to Canada
Q: If you could live your life like a celebrity for one day, who would it be?
A: Bill Gates
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: Becoming an Area Infrastructure Network Manager for corporate. Also building my portfolio and becoming a CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional.)
Q: What have you accomplished this year that you're proud of?
A: Phone system training (Panasonic NS X Series Phone System Maintenance & Installation, Mitel A400 Series Installation & Maintenance, Panasonic NS Series Phone System Maintenance & Installation
Joe's yoga trip to India
Joe, our Software Developer recently returned from his first trip to India, spending 2 weeks with his yoga teacher on an Ashtanga Yoga retreat. Alarm call each day was 5:15am for meditation at 6:30am, followed by around a couple of hours assisted self practice (as is the preferred teaching method for Ashtanga), and with additional workshops in the afternoon this was not exactly a holiday; Saturdays were free however (phew)!
The shala (the practice space) and accommodation is in North Goa, on the edge of jungle territory, and Joe was joined at times in his room by various creepy crawlies, and the odd frog - slightly unnerving but okay once he got used to it! During downtime he was able to venture out with friends and experience Indian traffic (crazy, but it somehow works), local towns, and beaches.
All in all it was a great experience with a brilliant bunch of people, and he hopes to return sometime.