Hi, my name’s Andrei and I’m the Technical Writer here at Doublecloud, in charge of all our Documentation.
I’ve been with Doublecloud a while now, from way back in Sep ‘21 when we were first just getting everything off the ground.
You’d have thought joining a start-up right at the very beginning would be super chaotic but if anything it was the exact opposite… My onboarding was super cool!
I had a chance to meet the team, look at the forming technical documentation and, best of all, understand that I was now part of that team, not just a cog in a machine.
All my ideas and suggestions were valued and taken seriously.
Before Doublecloud I worked as a website developer, an entrepreneur, a school headmaster and a technical writer for an industrial IT startup company.
I joined a start-up however (DoubleCloud) as I wanted to get my teeth into some real documentation action, you know?
Build something from scratch, as when the project is forming, the docs reflect the product’s value to customers. I wanted to be a part of that new and exciting endeavor.
By far, the best thing about working at DoubleCloud, for me, is the team and our drive to move forward, create new features, be proud of it, and treat each other as equals.
We know we bring a fantastic product to the market, can do it better than everyone else, and will do it.
Everything else; the technical brilliance, the innovation, the business prowess… that all stems from that drive.
Outside of work, I really love learning about new countries and cultures.
I also dream of visiting Rome (my huge passion at University was Latin), the Kennedy Space Center in Houston (I’m a huge space nerd) and London (I’m sure I could give you a guided tour, all my British friends say that).
I like to play the classical guitar (fifteen years and going) and code little hobby projects in Python.
I think something that would surprise a lot of my colleagues is how excited I can get by beautiful typography and fonts (especially the vintage neon signs).
Architecture is a big part of how I understand the world and a city’s culture. I also love playing baroque music but don’t really like listening to it as I aspire to write my own (no you can’t hear any… yet!)
Finally, to round off this blog, the marketing team thought it’d be fun to ask me, if I could invite any three famous people to a dinner party (alive or dead) who would it be and why?
First guest would have to be Eugene Kranz, definitely.
He was the flight director in charge of the Apollo 11 landing, and then he was part of the brilliant team of engineers who orchestrated the rescue of Apollo 13.
Man, this guy can tell a story or two about innovation, problem-solving and team spirit!
I’d also invite The Woz (Steve Wozniak), but not to talk about Steve Jobs or any of that corporate and sales stuff.
I crave to know how he came up with the architecture and the software platform for Apple.
And the final guest would have to be Rand Miller, the founder of CYAN Games, who created my all-time favorite Myst games!
I would talk to him about how they came up with the idea of the worlds written in books, how they invented the D’ni language, and what challenges they faced when creating MYST in the late 80s with their minimal resources.