Meet Joacim! He’s a Customer Support Specialist at Computan who helps makes sure customer tasks are taken care of, that we are prepped for calls, and data in our internal systems are neat and tidy. He’s also heavy into music and Norwegian with roots in Argentina …for a girl (it’s always for a girl). In this installment of Behind The Coding Joacim talks about how he is messing with AI bots, music, laptops, music, the first time he saw a computer….and music.
Hi Joacim! What are the last 3 things you Googled and why?
Hi Sajeel. The most recent thing I Goolged was laptop prices.
Nice! Are you in the market?
Yes, big time. My current laptop is about 12 years old and is showing signs of its age.
Oh, man! That’s a century in laptop years.
Yes, it is.
Ok! What else?
The rock concert?
Yeah! I went to it.
Yes. I saw a ton of good artists.
Which one stood out?
There were tons of the usual household names. I had never heard of Jane’s Addiction before, and they were really interesting.
You are showing your age, Joacim.
Hahaha! Yeah, that’s more your thing but still.
What else did you Google?
Just to mess with it a little.
What did you ask Chat GPT?
Funny stuff. Like who would win in a fight between a polar bear and 20 adult men?
Who would win?
According to Chat GPT, the polar bear.
Who are three people you'd like to have dinner with at the same time, and why?
I wouldn’t really like to have dinner with anyone, but I’d like to set up a ‘Hot Ones’ type of scenario with a few people.
Hot Ones? The YouTube channel where celebrities eat spicy chicken wings?
Yeah exactly. The people eat spicy chicken wings and it’s like a truth-telling session.
Understood! So who would you do this with?
First would be Johnny Cash
Ok, why Johnny Cash the musician?
Just want to know the history of his life and what skeletons he has in his closet.
Interesting! Who else?
Another musician. Why Elvis?
Because he just seems so rare. Nobody commands the room quite like Elvis. It’s like he’s Elvis all the time.
Agreed. Who else?
Probably Jimi Hendrix.
Because I love the guitar and I play the guitar. He has such a unique guitar sound so it would be fun to learn more about him in that kind of environment.
Seeing a lot of musicians at your table, Joacim.
Yeah! If I had to pick someone who wasn’t a musician I’d pick the head of the CIA and the only rule would be nothing is classified.
Why? Skeletons in the closet?
Yes exactly. I’d want to know the world’s secrets.
When was the last time you cried tears of laughter?
Every now and then I get a little tear in my laugh. Not often though. High school maybe? But I don’t remember.
What do you love about your work?
I love that my job is quite diverse.
What do you mean?
Well there is a lot of different things going on at all times. I’m a generalist and the work here allows me to be a generalist and do different things. I get to be a jack of all trades.
When is the first time you saw a computer?
I was 8 or 9 years old. I have a very tech-savvy uncle who works in computers. I used to see computers at his house all the time and was always interested. He actually gave me a broken one.
Why would your uncle give you a broken computer?
So I could take it apart, see what it was made of and put back together. Which I did and was a lot of fun!
What is something your teammates don't know about you?
Probably that I’m into music as much as I am.
I knew that. I am your teammate.
Ok, maybe you don’t know that I like heavy metal music a lot?
Yeah. I may not seem the type or look like the type of person who is not that kind of loud music, but I am.
Interesting. What else?
I really love to cook, and if you look carefully, you can find videos of me skateboarding in Norway in my skateboard group called the Bushmen.
Can I link to it?
I will not help you find it. No way!