In this series, we ask some questions of 804RVA coworkers to help you get a better sense of who's who around 804RVA and how to work and engage with them.
Next up, Tommy Nicholas, a web/mobile app developer
What's a day in the life?
Get up, try to be less afraid and more awesome, drink a few beers, stare into my dog's beautiful eyes, and go to sleep. Somewhere in there I manufacture some "internetz" and "appz" and meet with cool people.
Favorite food and drink?
Avocado (I put it on everything!) and Guinness because it's lighter than you think and it's delicious. And I love craft beers.
Where can we find you on a random weekend?
I’ll be at Urban Farmhouse during the day and Sticky Rice at some point at night. In between, hopefully I’ll be on an adventure.
How did you begin coworking at 804RVA?
My startup TheCitySwig had an office here in 2011. I usually spend my time at 804RVA networking (it's amazing the extent to which it's helped my business), coding, and drinking.
What are you currently working on?
A mobile app to help you remember people's names. And Coffitivity.com
What's one thing the market's missing?
So many things, are you kidding? The market has like NOTHING. Everything is wide open. Live in the future and build what’s missing, which is everything.
- Starting a business. It will help you understand so much, especially about the economy.
- Buying Apple products. Unless you REALLY know hardware, then you'd be better off building your own PC.
- Reading Paul Graham's blog and Running Lean.
- Talking to him. He wants to talk to you (he promises), preferably over beer.
Connect with Tommy on Twitter @istommydrunk and via email.