Keith Duffy, I.T. Grad, IMGS

Can you describe your role at IMGS?

I work as a developer for IMGS. Since arriving a little over 6 months ago, I have done a mix of both front and back-end development. For my first project after joining, I was tasked with designing and building a new WordPress website for the company, that went live a couple of months later. Since its completion, I have moved on to working on mainly database and form design using a mix of SQL and JavaScript. 

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I play competitive First-Person Shooters, mainly Rainbow Six Siege. I built a gaming PC right at the start of the lockdown and it has been a godsend throughout. As there can be no socialising at the moment, I feel very lucky and privileged to have a large group of friends that so I can hop on with in the evenings and play together. When I’m not stuck in front of a computer, I spend my time indoor rock climbing, practicing drums, doing yoga, or jamming music with friends.

 

What’s the last app that you downloaded?

The last app that I downloaded was Waking Up. This is a meditation app by Sam Harris who is a philosopher, New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist. Over the last number of years, I have gotten quite heavily into meditation. I used a couple of apps before this one, but I love the more mindfulness based, Vipassana style meditations that Sam specialises in. It has really helped me throughout this difficult time, and I would be lost without it.

 

What will be the first destination that you will visit overseas when travel reopens and why?

The first place I will probably get to travel to after everything reopens will be my honeymoon. Although the exact destination has not been decided yet, we have been seriously considering an extended trip to Asia. Mainly Japan, Nepal, India, and Tibet. I have never visited this part of the world and have always wanted to so this will be a major tick off the bucket list!

 

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this?

If I wasn’t working as a developer, I think would like to be drum teacher. I have played drums since I was very young and have earned a Grade 5 distinction for playing. I would love the time to commit to earn my Grade 8 to become a certified teacher. I have a major passion for music and love sharing my knowledge and passion with others.

 

What do you enjoy most about working at IMGS?

The thing I enjoy most about working at IMGS is the learning experience. IMGS has such a competent and professional team that I feel privileged to be able to work alongside and learn from. I have learned so much since arriving in the areas of database design, location intelligence and project management and it is all down to the help provided to me from each of my colleagues. There are no stupid questions here, which I’m happy about as I ask a lot!