Friday, October 24, 2008

Andreas tells us about his work at Hyper Island Stockholm

Our continuous technical savior Andreas answers a few questions about his work;

What do you do at Hyper Island?
The official title is janitor and technical assistant. Basically I attend to the premises and act as first-line support towards students and co-workers, when it comes to the more practical and logistic issues at Hyper Island.

How did you find the school?
Actually the school found me, last year they were looking for someone with my qualifications, and I kind of fit the description of what they were looking for, if I recall correctly, the ad said “house-elf”.

What do you appreciate most about working at the school?
Never a dull moment. There is always something that needs to be fixed or a problem solved, so the best thing is really, that you never know exactly what your workday will look like. Great fun, and also challenging in many ways, because some of the things that involve caretaking of the premises and equipment are not always that obvious, so often you have to do research and find an unique solution to the problem.

What's the funniest thing a student has asked you?
Once a student asked me if it were okay to bring his bed to the school. That is of course not possible, due to safety reasons, but some students really like this school so much, they never want to leave.

What advice do you have for students who want to apply to Hyper Island?
The most important thing to bring to Hyper Island as a student is your mind and a good portion of curiosity. Of course it helps to have a computer, and some basic skills in using it, but that’s just a tool, as long as you have your creativity and the will to learn new things, then you are ready to attend courses at Hyper Island.

Thank you Andreas!

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