WELCOME DAVE, TO THE FLIGHT DIGITAL TEAM!
DAVE CHHOUR – DEVELOPER
Dave is a highly experienced developer who came on board from Rush Digital earlier in 2020. Dave studied a Bachelor of Computer Science at AUT and later moved on to working at Black Software where he put his skills to the test by developing various mobile applications Heart of the City and Fullers Ferries.
Dave was a key developer at Rush Digital, taking charge of the team working on some amazing applications including ShareTank which is a product that sits within the Z app. His hard work on the project paid off when his team was awarded gold at the 2020 Best Awards!
Q & A
WHAT ATTRIBUTES DO YOU LIKE TO THINK DEFINE YOU AS A PERSON?
Generally I like to think of myself as a really easy going type of guy who is very open minded and loves learning new things and experiences. Always looking for ways to improve and better myself.
DO YOU HAVE A HIDDEN TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT?
Its not much of a secret amongst my friends, but I love to dance. Wouldn’t say I’m amazing but people generally like the ‘vibe’ of my dancing. Leave me at a music festival and I will dance for hours.
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE AND WHY?
Graduating university. It was particularly rough for me at the time with a lot of obstacles I had to overcome. I think I wouldn’t be here today if I hadn’t stuck with it till the very end so very glad that I was able to persevere.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS?
Leading a big team for big projects? Living in a tropical country and working remotely? Or maybe starting a family? The possibilities are endless!
HOW DO YOU ENTWINE YOUR CAMBODIAN CULTURE INTO EVERYDAY LIVING IN NZ?
Growing up in both countries, I’ve always felt a little bit of an outcast as being in Cambodia I was not considered to be native as I am part Chinese. Similarly moving to New-Zealand, although very multi-cultural I felt like I didn’t really fit into either culture. A very good advantage of being part of two cultures for me is that I am able to pick and choose the good parts of each culture with what aligns with my own personal values – which I am still trying to fully figure out, but I have been happy with how much I have grown so far.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO WORK WITH US?
The opportunities to grow within Flight Digital is something that initially attracted me. I have known Taylor (Head of Technology) for a while now and when he asked me to move roles from Rush to Flight, it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up! The culture is awesome too and the people make coming into work everyday that much better.
We’re a team of storytellers, engineers, dreamers and doers who are all united by a passion for creating experiences that make a difference. We’re a fast-growing agency building a name for ourselves by being good people doing consistently great work and we’re always on the hunt for the best talent. We have a down-to-earth culture, a funky office space and a hugely ambitious vision for the future. If you think you have what it takes to help us get there, we want to hear from you.
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