Cuberisms :: Andy Marino

Written by | August 9, 2016 | Posted in News & Culture

Andy is one of our skilled front-end developers and has been with the team at Cuberis for over a year now. He’s our go-to guy for development brainstorming and bug fixes, and we know he’ll always come up with a well thought-out solution. Andy has a hand in many of our projects, so I sat down with him to talk more about his role here at Cuberis.

So Andy, tell us a little about yourself

I’m a front-end developer and resident herbivore here at Cuberis. People around the office say I bring a lot of positive vibes to the table. Bob Ross: Beauty Is Everywhere streaming in the background on my extra monitor may have a little to do with it.

What does a typical day at Cuberis look like for you?

First things first: coffee.

Okay! After making a pot of coffee I can begin working on several support-related tasks throughout the morning. These tasks involve maintenance and security updates, problem solving and fixing bugs, and answering questions for our various clients in a timely manner. Afternoons are generally more project-focused. I’m involved in 1-2 in-progress projects at any given time. There are some projects where I’ll join forces with another developer to help speed the process along if we’re on a tight deadline, and there are other projects where I own development.

Overall a day at Cuberis is a mixed, yet fun, bag. Like a bag of Chex Mix Bold Flavor. I’m just trying to pick out all the rye chips cause those are the best.

What is a favorite project of yours?

I’m currently spearheading efforts to establish web accessibility guidelines and principles throughout our organization. Things are in the early stages, but as a team we’re making great strides and learning a ton along the way. Several developers and I have also made connections with the incredibly talented folks at local meetups like \ a11yRTP.

What web trends are you following right now?

The web community is building everything with JavaScript (JS) now. Recently, Guillermo Rauch released and open-sourced a terminal called HyperTerm, which is built on open web standards (HTML, CSS, JS / React). People around the world are now jumping in and extending it in all sorts of useful ways. I’m very excited to see where this project goes but also what will be built in JS next.

What are your favorite websites to use?

What is something interesting you’ve seen recently?

Primitive Technology. There’s really not much to say about it—sometimes simple things are the most interesting to me.

How do you use your developer skills in your day-to-day life?

Being a developer requires a lot of patience, abstract thought, and empathy. I’m practicing these skills day-to-day in all areas of my life.

Do you have any favorite spots in the Triangle you like to go?

Jordan Lake is my go-to spot in the Triangle. It’s quiet, full of good views, and I enjoy making photographs out there at all times of the year.

Photographs? Tell us more!

The thing I enjoy most about photography is the exploration aspect. Sunday mornings my friends and I will drive around North Carolina and visit areas outside of the Triangle. When you’re outside of the Triangle, North Carolina is actually a huge place! I’m mostly interested in documenting the small and often overlooked details we can find out around the bordering counties and towns—pretty much whatever catches our eyes… landscapes, architecture, and the occasional local portrait. Each area is slightly unique. Anyway, it’s a lot of fun and a good enough reason to wake up at 5am.

Andrea Vaughan, Communications & Engagement Coordinator
With a love of the arts that started with her first music lesson at age 8, Andrea seeks to initiate and build long-lasting partnerships between cultural institutions and the Cuberis team.