Every month, BFM recognizes an all-star team member as its “BFMer of the Month.” We’re excited to name our Senior Developer, Nuno Pinto, as our August recipient!
We sat down with Nuno to discuss his journey in the Digital Marketing industry, as well as his role here at Blue Fountain Media. Check out of the full interview below!
What has been your proudest moment at Blue Fountain Media?
I joined BFM in 2013, and it was a much different agency than it is today. It was strong and creative but also a lot less mature- at least my department was. I like to think that my work and input pushed the development team forward, increasing efficiency and improving procedures. I worked on several internal tools that made our work better.
If you could switch jobs with another BFMer, what role would you choose?
Probably IA, because I like to understand the requirements of a project and the clients’ pain points and to find out how to wire things to achieve a working product.
What drew you to Blue Fountain Media originally? And how has Blue Fountain Media changed since?
I was looking for a small, freelancer project to get rent money when I saw the ad! I had a job, so I wasn’t really looking for anything serious. But the challenge was strong: to build sites for the huge US market versus the much smaller Portuguese market. I knew I was going to learn a lot (and the salary was better), so I applied, and in a couple of days I was talking with management.
What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?
Not really advice, but there are two quotes by Frederick Brooks that are applicable to our job:
“What one programmer can do in one month, two programmers can do in two months,” and “Nine people can’t make a baby in one month.”
These quotes aren’t against teamwork, of course, but they illustrate how the complexity of a project grows as the team size also grows.
How do you describe what you do for a living to family and friends?
“I work on the Internet and do Internet things.”
What’s your favorite catch phrase or quote?
If you can't do anything about it, then let it go.
What’s your most interesting/embarrassing office story?
Not from this office, but in a previous job, we had an internal messaging app that we used for not-so-professional chats. When we discovered that the server kept logs that our boss could access, I had to go into the database and cherry-pick a few comments from several coworkers to be deleted. Then we switched to gtalk.