Mediaura has been growing and adding new team members, and during that process, we’ve been taking a few moments to learn a little bit about the new additions. These entries have been so much fun for us to make and based on feedback, our readers have been enjoying them as well. So we figured, why not get to know the rest of the team a little bit as well?
When people step into our office, they frequently comment on how young, motivated and energetic our team is. We are of a generation that has always known the Internet and the world wide web, and for some of us, we were at the forefront of the digital revolution as it was happening. This is why we, as a company, are focused on the future, what is next; and it is why we are always looking to see how to make the impossible….possible.
This is what pushes us to innovate and not merely create. We know what can be done, but how do you improve upon the foundation of existing ideas? How do you make a process even more simple? How do you create solutions that save businesses time, money, and reduce overhead while simultaneously driving profits? How can technology be the catalyst or play a role? These are the questions that we ask ourselves every day that we walk through the doors to our office.
One of our youngest team members is also the individual who embodies the Mediaura ideal. He is young, ambitious, driven, intelligent, and doesn’t take easy to the word “No.” Instead, he finds solutions to problems and ways around roadblocks. Brad first joined the Mediaura team as a high school intern and he has quickly grown into one of the cornerstones of our development team.
If Brad Cypert is the future of Interactive and Software Development, then kick up your feet and relax. Your future is in good hands.
Meet Brad Cypert
1. If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Superpower… hmm…The power to calm others and to create an instant state of peace within them.
2. What is your favorite movie and why?
Anchorman by far. I feel like the classy wits of Ron Burgandy reflect very well upon my own sense of humor.
3. What makes you laugh?
I laugh at a lot really. I always find humor in well-developed jokes, or a dry sense of humor, and in reality as well. Oh, I also enjoy bad puns, they’re most definitely my favorite.
4. So why do you like computer programming?
Well, I’m not exactly the most creative person in the world. Drawing was never my thing, and I couldn’t paint an apple properly in middle school. I found that programming allows me to flex my creative side through the use of logic. At first, It’s hard to grasp how those two work together, but once you understand it and can implement it, It’s amazing what you can accomplish. The satisfaction of looking at your own work and saying, “Yes. I did that.” always helps too.
5. What is your favorite color?
6. What is your favorite album?
Right now it’d have to be Some Nights by Fun.
7. Android or iPhone?
It’s all about personal preference, and I prefer an iPhone.
8. If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?
I’m not sure I would trade places with anyone else for a day. I’d love to see things from someone else’s shoes, but I would also be afraid of missing something important in my life for that day. If I had to choose though, I’d say Dale Carnegie (back when he was writing books and giving lectures). What that man has taught me is remarkable.
9. One of Brad Cypert’s many talents is playing the ukulele. He often brings it to work and uses it to lighten the mood or to entertain the team. But none of us really know how he learned to play such a unique instrument. So Brad, how did that come about?
Originally, I started playing piano, and I didn’t enjoy it. I moved onto Bass guitar, and it was alright. I finally picked up an acoustic guitar and loved it. It produced the sound that I desired to hear, but I didn’t want to stop there. I received a ukulele for my birthday and it has been what I’ve been hooked on since. I love the tone and style. It’s relaxing. I plan on tackling the banjo next though.
10. Finally, what is one piece of advice you would give to someone looking to have a mobile app created?
I would recommend that they make the most of their app. A mobile app and a mobile website are two completely different things, although they often get confused as the same. If it can’t be accomplished on a website, it can probably be accomplished on an app; vice versa. Just make the most of it, because there are plenty of apps that don’t reach their potential.