Rafaël Mindreau loves experimenting and beautiful interfaces, music and food too.
Rafaël Mindreau is a full-stack developer at Wheelhouse
To get to know who we are and what kind of person we are, we ask a few questions. Here are the questions and answers of Rafaël Mindreau
What does your average day look like?
Wake up variably at around 8 AM, ready in 30 mins. Make myself a coffee, eating some breakfast (can’t do without it). I will take the time to schedule my day work-wise and see if there’s any calls. Lunch around 1 PM. Since Corona I usually mix my work with everyday tasks like groceries and barbers. Around 5-6 PM I study some music. The rest of the evening I work on one of my crazy non-code projects, or watch some series.
What do you like most about your job?
I like the variety and autonomy.
Why are you Full-Stack Consultant?
I don’t consider myself specifically specialised in either Front- or Back-end. I like to see the bigger picture in projects, and as a full-stack engineer you get to see all sides of this bigger picture.
What’s your most useless talent
Really good at driving backwards in bumper-cars. You won’t expect me reversing into you!
What’s your craziest invention?
My HelloFresh synthesizer, even though I’m sure the guys at HelloFresh don’t have a clue.
Would you rather be deaf or blind?
Blind, I’m already blind, lol. Deafness would really mean the end of my life.
Most influential album you’ve listened to
Boards Of Canada - The Campfire Headphase
- Prepare for Inca Trail and get back at making music
Before the pandemic hit, I wanted to go back to Peru. Unfortunately, I had to cancel everything, but I've been wanting to get back at it. This time, we want to do the Inca Trail because the dreaded train is the most expensive railway per km in the entire world. Apart from that, I've been creating a lot of instruments and synthesizers in the last couple of years, and I kind of quit putting out any music since 2018. Finding inspiration and motivation can be tough at times, and I was hoping to go for a more organic approach with the new instruments.
- Howard Piano Industries
Howard Piano Industries has a channel on YouTube in which they explain a lot of very technical details on fixing issues with different types of pianos. I'm doing a piano restoration myself at the moment - or planning on salvaging the keys and action to make a new instrument - so these resources are of tremendous help.
It's fetch, but for your back-end. 😊