The data center team continues to expand and the latest person to join the team is Daren! He’s very well versed with our infrastructure and is a welcome addition to the caregivers for our ever-growing fleet!
What is your Backblaze Title?
Data Center Technician.
Where are you originally from?
Fair Oaks, CA.
What attracted you to Backblaze?
The Pods! I’ve always thought Backblaze had a great business concept and I wanted to be a part of the team that helps build it and make it a huge success.
What do you expect to learn while being at Backblaze?
Everything about Backblaze and what makes it tick.
Where else have you worked?
Sungard Availability Services, ASC Profiles, and Reids Family Martial Arts.
Where did you go to school?
American River College and Techskills of California.
What’s your dream job?
I always had interest in Architecture. I’m not sure how good I would be at it but building design is something that I would have liked to try.
Favorite place you’ve traveled?
My favorite place to travel is the Philippines. I have a lot of family there and I mostly like to visit the smaller villages far from the busy city life. White sandy beaches, family, and Lumpia!
Martial Arts – its challenging, great exercise, and a lot of fun!
Star Trek or Star Wars?
Whatever my boss likes.
Coke or Pepsi?
One of my favorite foods is Lumpia. Its the cousin of the Egg Roll but much more amazing. Made of a thin pastry wrapper with a mixture of fillings, consisting of chopped vegetables, ground beef or pork, and potatoes.
Why do you like certain things?
I like certain things that take me to places I have never been before.
Anything else you’d like you’d like to tell us?
I am excited to be a part of the Backblaze team.
Welcome aboard Daren! We’d love to try some of that lumpia sometime!