Meet the Team: Ian Azzopardi

September 30, 2022

Meet the Team

Ian Azzopardi

Meet one of our team members at Cleverbit whose tech journey began at the age of ten, playing Pacman on an old PC and exploring Windows 3.1. His typical day starts early with coffee and a quiet morning before taking his kids to school and heading to work. While he’s not particularly superstitious, a good-natured threat to an uncooperative machine is his go-to strategy. He admires Bill Gates for his contributions to technology and David Attenborough for his captivating nature documentaries. Joining Cleverbit was a career shift, reuniting him with former colleagues and leading to significant projects like developing a digital platform that integrates with Microsoft products. In our remote work environment, he values the outstanding communication and enjoyable atmosphere. Outside of tech, he’s intrigued by mechanical engineering in automotive vehicles, with a light-hearted interest in gardening as well.

Team photo of Ian Azzopardi

In my earliest tech-related memory, I was at my cousin’s house sitting at a very old PC, playing Pacman. I think I must have been around ten years old. My second ancient tech memory is having a look at Windows 3.1.

Describe your day-to-day routine, if you have one.

I wake up at around 7AM, try not to wake the kids up, and I have a coffee and a shower. I take my kids to school and then move on to work.

People who work with tech can be superstitious. Do you have a favourite computer superstition or ritual that probably doesn’t work – but you still do it anyway?

Not really, but if something is not working, I end up threatening the machine!

Who is your professional hero?

I really admire Bill Gates, and I enjoy working with Microsoft products. Non-tech, I would say probably David Attenborough. When I was younger, I loved watching his animal documentaries because the way he speaks is so soothing.

How did you end up working at Cleverbit?

I wanted a change of career. Previously I’d worked with both of the Matthews in charge of Cleverbit so it was great that I ended up working here.

Is there a project that you’ve worked on at Cleverbit that really stood out to you for whatever reason?

I mostly work with Matthew Scerri, and we worked on a digital platform with a partner company in the UK. It started as a product which integrates with several Microsoft products and now it’s become a large product in itself.

What’s the office culture like at Cleverbit?

I would say outstanding; it’s very helpful, we communicate a lot even though we’re working remotely, we do our best to deliver the right quality and work on time, and at the same time, it’s enjoyable.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Most probably it would be mechanical engineering on automotive vehicles. Although we do have a running joke at the office that the best profession is gardening!

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