Meet Ryan Deegan, one of our Front-end Web Developers. We took Ryan away from his busy day to ask him a few quick questions about what it’s like working at Hudson and to get to know him a little better.
What did you do before working at Hudson?
I’ve worked with a few other digital agencies as well as in-house for a large car retailer over the last 5 years, in both design and front-end development roles.
What’s a typical day like in the office for you?
My day is bookended by support blocks where I’ll help our clients with feature requests and technical support through our ticketing system. The largest portion of my day is spent on project work, working with the design team and the backend development team to create our clients’ ecommerce websites.
What do you like about working at Hudson?
We have a strong team of developers here so it’s a great place for everyone to learn and build on their professional skillset.
What do you like to do outside of the office?
On a Saturday afternoon you’ll find me somewhere around Scotland following Morton FC, something I’ve done for the last 15 years or so. Less miserable hobbies include going to gigs, following the wrestling industry or planning my next holiday.
Fun fact about yourself?
I have no facts about myself, fun or otherwise. Most people do find it astonishing that I was 20 before I first tasted soup, and 23 before I tried my first banana, right enough.
If you had one super power what would it be?
The ability to see in to the future so that I can plan accordingly.
What is your favourite website?
I spend a lot of time on YouTube so I’d probably have to say that. It’s a goldmine for music with old interviews and documentaries, demos, live versions and everything else. That and Limmy videos.
If your house was on fire, what are the two things you’d run back in to
Assuming my headphones were already around my neck, and my phone in my pocket, then definitely my laptop and probably my guitar. Actually, how big is this fire? Probably nothing, on second thoughts.
Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Martin Compton would be useful with his Greenock accent, but he’s not tall or bald enough so he’d be unconvincing. Any low-budget bald guy would do I suppose – can’t imagine anyone would watch it anyway!
What musician or band would you love to see live?
I think I’ve probably seen any bands still touring that I’d like to see. If I could go back in time, I’d pay a lot of money to see Oasis play Maine Road in 1996, or The Smiths in the Barrowlands in 1985.