WordPress Engineer Brandon Olivares

I really enjoy working on the projects I'm on. I also love the freedom and flexibility of working remotely.

In this article, we want to introduce Brandon Olivares. He supports the Inpsyde Team as WordPress Engineer since September 2020. We are happy to welcome Brandon as he is a perfect reinforcement for our international team.

This is Brandon Olivares

Brandon lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, US.

In the left picture, Brandon is wearing the green shirt of Inpsyde and smiling at the camera. On the right side, he plays the piano.
Brandon rocking the Inpsyde shirt

How would you describe yourself?

I am someone who is constantly learning and looking for more knowledge.

I have way too many interests. In university, I could never figure out what I wanted to do. I majored in computer science, music, physics, philosophy, theology, and very nearly psychology (not all at once, of course). I never ended up deciding on anything. It took me 10 years to finally figure out what I wanted with my life and even still I love learning about anything I can.

How do you spend your spare time?

I have a lot of different interests and I like to keep busy. I love investing and following the stock market. In fact, I recently passed a finance exam so I can practice as an investment advisor and help others manage their investments. I also love reading, especially fantasy books. Furthermore, I’m really interested in meditation and mindfulness. I deal with a lot of anxiety and I find these practices are helping me to manage it.

Brandon’s way to Inpsyde

I started learning PHP for fun as a teenager. It all started just because I was curious about how the web worked. As I gained experience, I ran some of my own websites and then started freelancing.

I do it for the challenge. I have a very analytical brain and love to solve problems. I also get bored very easily, so programming keeps me occupied and engaged. One day I found Inpsyde initially because I had installed BackWPup and saw they were hiring. It sounded great and I applied. And I was right: I really enjoy working on this plugin and the other projects I’m on. I also love the freedom and flexibility of working remotely.

Questions to Inpsyder Brandon

We asked Brandon a few personal questions to learn more about him:

Who is your favorite cartoon character?

Winnie the Pooh.

What was the last book you read?

The Godking’s Legacy. Awesome series! Also, before that, The Heroic Villain.

What is the best present you ever got?

It is not really a present because I bought it for myself, but one of my best purchases was the Apple Watch.

If you had a superpower, what would that be?

I’d want to be able to teleport, to end up anywhere I wanted in an instant.

What is on your bucket list?

Travel to Europe. I’d love to learn French and German and be able to visit France and Germany while using the language.

What did you want to be when you were a child?

When I was very young, I wanted to be a cop because my grandmother used to be a constable. In fact, she was the first female constable in the US. But that’s definitely not an interest anymore. Then I wanted to own a metaphysical store. There was a really great one I used to visit when I was younger and I loved going in there, so I thought it’d always be cool to own one. I probably wouldn’t mind if the opportunity arose.

What is the best meal you can cook on your own?

Anything with pasta; one of my favorites is penne with vodka sauce. Very occasionally, I make a pizza but that’s too much work.

What would be the slogan of your life?

Question everything. Settle for nothing.

By the way: The Syde Team is 100% remote

This enables us to bring together the best minds in the world in one team. You want to learn more about our way of working and the Syders? Take a look inside Syde!