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DUO INTERVIEW

FIVE MINUTES WITH :

KATIE SUMMERS

MATTHEW BULAT

Suburb: Idalia AKA: Kate I’m renowned for: My ridiculously loud laugh. Only a local would know: The great concerts that were held at the Sound Shell back in the day. A favourite one was Silverchair and Magic Dirt in 1997. My most memorable holiday was: My first trip to Japan. I went to Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Fukuoka. Ate tonnes of gyoza! It was such a great experience I’ve been back since. Right now I wish I was: In Canada. I would love to experience a winter there. It’s next on the travel list. My favourite day is: Every Monday as it’s my rostered day off. The biggest influence in my life was/is: My high school music teacher who always encouraged my music abilities. Thank you Ms Miller xx. The funniest thing that ever happened to me was: Amsterdam space cakes… need I say more?. Someone famous I met was: Benicio Del Toro at The Grove in LA. My motto is: Dream hard, work harder.

Suburb: Annandale AKA: Matt I’m renowned for: Sharing technology opportunities via local events and online. This can be via Meetups, Startup Weekends, Hackathons or Australian Computer Society events. Only a local would know: We have more NBN fibre to premises than anywhere in Australia. I wrote up 74 uses for the NBN, how to plan for the change and how to connect. My most memorable holiday was: 45 days travelling western Europe from Ireland to Greece. I kept a travel diary just to keep up with the countries we visited. The biggest influence in my life was/is: My grade six teacher helped me decide on working with technology into the future. I was programming and designing hardware in high school. Now I lecture on technology. Today my online technology is helping over 60,000 people a month from 200 countries. The funniest thing that ever happened to me was: While working in FM radio broadcasting, a faulty electric jug tripped a safety switch and killed the broadcast (lost revenue by the second). I had to identify the issue and fix it. Since that time I have been really good at fault tolerant and high availability designs. Someone famous I met was: When I did work in radio I got to meet most of the politicians around election time, music artists before show time and local event speakers etc. Recently I showed the President of Australian Computer Society around Townsville which was written up in The Australian and Information Age. My motto is: Use Technology Efficiently.

MY FAVOURITE SONG Waiting by City & Colour SHOP Cue EAT Pad Thai DRINK Mocha

MY FAVOURITE SONG Happy by Pharrell Williams SHOP Jaycar EAT Macadamia chocolate DRINK Cascade beer

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DUO Magazine March 2018  

Every month, DUO captures the unique spirit of our region and grabs the attention of our community. We’ve been doing it for more than a deca...

DUO Magazine March 2018  

Every month, DUO captures the unique spirit of our region and grabs the attention of our community. We’ve been doing it for more than a deca...