In fact, it began in high school. I really wanted to compose music. I’m a bit of an introvert, but I convinced myself to go to band class. I got tired of how long it took to get everyone warmed up and down to business, so I thought to myself, “How can I play music, kind of like with the band, but alone in my basement?”
I taught myself how to record music sequences on my first computer, an Atari 1040ST and Cubase, and I was hooked. I never specifically wanted to spend my life working on computers; they were just useful tools for the outcome I wanted.
I’ve been creating music and using computers ever since, and I no longer do it alone. I’ve learned that being in a band of people just as passionate as you are is far superior to remaining solo.
“To me, Shopify is a really interesting musical score that we’re writing together.”
To me, Shopify is a really interesting musical score that we’re writing together. Learning how much the people here love building software was the deciding factor for me to join. It’s so much fun being surrounded by people who want to jam together.
When I officially joined the team, onboarding involved learning the specific musical notes that make up the company. I spent a lot of time with our support team learning the ins and outs of the product. What immediately struck me was how self-guided much of the journey was. Outside of the onboarding experience, each employee is given a lot of autonomy to figure out their path here.