This week, I have the privilege of introducing our newest team member, Yannick (pronounced YAH-nick). This swell dude with a positive ‘tude comes to us from Côte d’Ivoire (or “Ivory Coast” for us English-speaking yokels) by way of the
great state of Florida*. Because we’re going to be spending a lot of time together, and because Nina asked me to, I decided it would be nice to sit down and get to know the guy a little better.
A: I am feeling wonderful.
A: My favorite thing about Richmond so far is the people. I’ve only been here for a few days and I already feel home. My least favorite thing about Florida? The temperature, as it could be extremely hot at times.
A: During my free time, I like to read about science and technology, watch movies or documentaries. I am also a flight enthusiast and I like to fly on simulators. I also like outdoor activities. I like to go to the beach, go kayaking, play pool§ or go kart racing, cook and so on. Finally, I like to travel and discover new countries and cultures.
A: Yes, I am from Côte d’Ivoire, and the official language there is French. There is probably no correlations between regional dialects in Cote D’Ivoire as they do not relate to French at all. My French is similar to the one spoken in France and there are slight differences between French Canadian and French but I will be able to communicate effectively with any French-speaking client as it is my primary language. Also, my siblings and I unfortunately did not grow up learning any dialects (shame on my parents, lol). I only know French and English and a tiny bit of Spanish (learned in school).
A: I fell in love with web development during my last year in College. I think over the past years web development had some major technological advancements. I am happy to be part of that and I can’t wait to see where web development will be in the next 5 years.
A: I listen to any type of music depending on the mood or what I am doing. It ranges from hip hop (party mode), to coupe decale zouglou, azonto, to rock, reggae, techno to epic instrumental music and motivational instrumental music (the last 2 when I want to focus).
A: At Foster Made, I am looking forward to unleash my inner potential.
* Just kidding, Florida.
† I ask this question for the sake of due diligence and journalistic integrity, not because I harbor any grudges against the
idyllic adequate paradise place we all know and love‡.
‡ Still kidding. Or am I? The answer is yes, I am.
§ Note to Yannick: There is a pool hall 2 blocks from our office. They have good beer and homemade ice cream sandwiches.
Everyday I get to interact with and meet incredible companies and organizations that are finding creative ways to make the world a better place. We enable them to make their ideas become a reality. It’s exciting to be a part of.
- Alex Mejias