This week we are speaking with Jon and Sergio. They both work for CACI, who have a 4 man office on our snazzy new-ish floor 5. CACI are our resident marketing, technology and data specialists...nope, I’ve got no idea what it means either.
WHO ARE CACI?
S: We provide marketing solutions and information systems to the public and private sector. Here in Brighton most of our work is geared towards children and young people services - like Youth Offending Teams and Admissions Systems for Schools.
AND WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO PLATF9RM?
S: It was a standard scenario of needing an office move, and when we came into Platf9rm we really liked the environment, and the social, easy going atmosphere - even though we’re in an office we still enjoy that aspect of being here.
J: I like the fact that they have always got social events on here, and that it’s a friendly place to work.
TELL ME SOMETHING NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU?
J: Well I’m a singer song-writer, I play guitar and just kind of strum some chords and see what comes out. I used to gig and play open mics and was in bands and stuff but these days it’s more a case of being a bedroom musician.
S: I can’t imagine you as a rock star!
J: Well not now!
S: I was in the US military and not many people know that! I’m pretty much an expert at making a bed.
J: Scrubbing tiles with a toothbrush?
S: Well, my side of the office is always tidy!
WHICH FOOD SUBSTANCE IS YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE AND WHY?
J: Mine is rice pudding.
S: Urgh! Mayo! Hate it, hate it, hate it! I think it’s the smell and the texture.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY?
J: Being in the cot and my Mum singing ‘Hush little baby’ and looking up at her.
J: Yeah I think I was like two? But you know when you think ‘is that real?’ or is it a…
S: False memory?
J: Yeah! So it might not be real.
S: Mine was camping with family when I was 6 or 7 in Mexico which is where I grew up. I guess that’s a pretty late memory!
AND WHAT'S YOUR ULTIMATE HANGOVER CURE?
J: Hair of the dog! Keep it going! If you don’t sober up you don’t get a hangover…
S: Sleep, lots of sleep. And if you have to go to work - take the day off!
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME AND MAKE ONE CHANGE, WHAT WOULD WOULD IT BE?
J: Well I think for me I would have stuck with the music more, taken it more seriously instead of just messing around.
S: I think I would go with something really cliche and probably kill Hitler?
J: Yeah but you could kill him and there might have been someone even worse and we’d now all be under Nazi control!
S: Well maybe Genghis Khan? Apparently he conquered quite a lot so I wonder what difference that would make?
WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE DANCE MOVE?
J: When I had hair it was probably moshing - though I used to be able to windmill, which is Break Dancing.
S: Did you say Break Dancing? I didn’t know that!
J: Well I was about 11 - it’s the one where you spin with your legs in the air!
S: The sprinkler, which I guess is more of a US thing (demonstrates moving his arm up and down in the style of a lawn sprinkler)
IF YOU COULD ONLY WATCH ONE FILM FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WHAT WOULD IT BE?
J: Probably The Shining, though Withnail and I is a close second!
S: The Big Lebowski.
Another week, another company. Join us again next time to get to know somebody else here at PLATF9RM a little bit better.