Who are the people behind the technology that we love so much? We know the products, the websites, the online personalities but we want to learn more!
Every week here at MyMac.com, we will spotlight a company, developer or person that supports Apple users by creating solutions or entertainment for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and other platforms we all use and love by asking them to answer seven questions.
This week, we turn our attention to Brian and Austin, Co-Founders of RareSloth
1 – How did you get your start in technology?
Brian – Computer games! I loved games at school and my parents had an old computer that I loved to use and play “SkiFree”. A friend and I tried to forge a hall pass once on his old Macintosh classic (don’t tell mom).
Austin – Technology and computers has been a part of my life ever since I was a kid. My first experience I can remember with a computer was playing pinball on an old Windows machine, I was probably 6 or 7. I didn’t start doing any real coding until I was out of college.
2 – What is your favorite computer of all time?
Brian – I started using macs somewhere around 2011 and haven’t looked back. My first mac was a Macbook Air. I currently use an iMac which I love.
Austin – If you want to count smartphones as computers, I would say my iPhone 6 I’m currently using. Being able to use a computer anywhere you go is pretty fascinating to me, knowing where they came from. My MacBook Pro has also been a trooper for the last 3 years.
3 – Tell us about your latest product
4 – What was your first job?
Brian – Besides lawn mowing jobs, working at a coffee shop on wheels.
Austin – My first high school job was stocking shelves at a grocery store. My first corporate job was eating chocolate at Hershey’s (and also doing some programming.)
5 – What advise would you give to younger people just getting into technology?
Brian – Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t be afraid to try new things, almost anything is possible… You just need a lot of focus and persistence! Try to solve little problems first and move up from there.
Austin – If you really believe in your vision, you can make it a reality. Be persistent and learn from your mistakes. Finding a mentor who can guide you is a bonus.
6 – Who was your inspiration?
Brian – Elon Musk is currently a big inspiration.
Austin – All the indie devs who have been able to create a following for their games. It’s really hard to do. More specifically – Team Meat and Supergiant Games, to name a couple.
7 – Where can people follow you online, and what is your website?