Richard, the Spy Who Works Here

Jack Simpson

Head of Marketing and Communications

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Richard is a Software Engineer who joined Web Applications UK in February of this year. He is on Sara’s Blue Team which means he works on a little bit of everything. Let’s learn a bit more about him.

Richard works on a variety of products within Web Applications, notably Babel and Brease (though he dabbles in Traveller as well). The true blue team has a little more flexibility than some of the other teams throughout the office which allows its members the chance to work on the full range of products.

An average day for Richard starts with a bee-line to his computer in the morning (no coffee, thanks) to check and see if anything has changed since during the night. Granted there are no urgent issues that need seeing to, Richard picks up his work from where he left off the day before. During lunch time he reads whatever book is next in line in the slew of books he recently bought (more on that later). Richard tends to work quite a few weekends which suits him just fine. It’s often easier to concentrate and get work done on weekends because it is noticeably quieter. Fair enough.

Richard has not participated in the office video-game tournaments to date which makes me wonder, why not? Well, apparently he’s no good at console games, so anything on Xbox/Wii/whatever is automatically out. But were we to have a game on World of Warcraft, an MMORPG, that would be a different story. These profiles are proving to be educational as well, I now know what MMORPG stands for! Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game – Now that’s a mouthful, I can see the need for the acronym. He will also play any game made by BioWare. What games does BioWare make you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. There is Star Wars, Mass Effect, MDK2 and Baldur’s Gate just to name a few. You can find the full list