There’s No I in Bryan

By | November 19th, 2014

Straight out of Portland, Bryan joins our Datacenter staff to help backup your world! Having had a wide variety of jobs before joining the Backblaze team, including farming and store clerking, Bryan is excited to join the tech industry, and can’t wait to help ensure your data is safe. Let’s learn some more about our fourth, and latest “Brian”!

What is your Backblaze Title?
Datacenter Technician

Where are you originally from?
Before Sacramento, I lived in Portland, Oregon. Before that, I called upstate New York “home”.

Why did you move to Sacramento?
I moved to California to help backup your world!

What attracted you to Backblaze?
I’ve lost data before and it’s horrible. I like knowing that my stuff is backed up securely, and I’d like to help other people know their stuff is backed up too. Backblaze is the place to do this.

From the outside, Backblaze struck me as inventive and ambitious, and the data center work looked like it would switch from thinking/planning to moving/doing and back again throughout the day at a good clip. I’ve been here for a week, and it really does function that way. I love it.

Where else have you worked?
Farms, video rental stores, gas stations, radio waves, computer stores, and offices. You know, the usual.

Tell us how you currently backup your photos, music, data, etc. on your home computer?
Local backups: Time Machine
Bootable backups: Shirt-Pocket’s Super Duper! and Bombich’s Carbon Copy Cloner
Offsite backups: Backblaze

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you do?
I would buy you lunch!

How did you get into computers?
In sixth grade when I was 12, my grandparents bought a Packard Bell so they could make spreadsheets tracking their stats in fantasy NASCAR. Every day after school I pedaled my bicycle to their house along ATV trails through the forest, so that I could use the computer. Eventually I was given someone’s used computer. I still visited my grandparents though.

Welcome Bryan! We’re jazzed to have you on board, and will definitely look forward to that lunch after you hit it big withe lotto!



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