Portrait of Dan at restaurant.

Dan Hansen standing at podium for his talk at DrupalCon Nashville 2018.What’s your current role with Sevaa Group? What do you do on a day to day basis?

I’m a developer, which means I spend all day complaining about code. Could be mine, could be someone else’s, but it is always complaining.

How did you get into the web-hosting field?

By hosting my own web sites! I used to make simple Geocities and Homestead sites all the time as a kid, plus I’ve loved programming as far back as I can remember. It turned from an interest, to a hobby, to a career before I realized it.

What is your favorite part about working at Sevaa?

There’s a lot to love, but it’s definitely the fact that we’re focused on the client’s success and well-being. We work hard to make sure our clients have the tools they need to be successful, because that’s what makes us successful. Also, there’s a Chipotle, like, right across the street.

Before working at Sevaa, what was the most unusual job you’ve ever had?

I used to be a multiplex projectionist at a movie theater, back when film was still around. I loved sprinting from screen-to-screen, threading the film through those hulking projectors and platters.

What project has been your favorite to work on during your time at Sevaa?

We do a lot of rewarding work for non-profits that I really enjoy, but nothing beats making a custom little app to do one stupid thing like figure out where you’re gonna get lunch that day.

60 Seconds With Dan

Favorite Movie? Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Favorite Book? Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Favorite Quote? The “Get your shit together” monologue from Rick & Morty

Favorite Food? Probably tacos

Coolest tech gizmo you own? I own surprisingly few gizmo-y things. Maybe my home NAS?

What’s on your Spotify playlist? Daft Punk, Led Zeppelin, ELO, Ludacris, Smashmouth, Dragonette, and some chip tunes

Pet Peeve? The sound of people or animals chewing.

Hobbies? OMG LEGOS. Also, does watching TV count as a hobby?

One word to describe you? Candid

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