An Interview with Brian
An Interview with Brian

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Opinionated. Curious. Introvert.


What has been the journey of your life so far?

I was born and raised in Western Kenya into a small family and went to school there. In high school I discovered a love for reading. The desire for a different life made me move to Nairobi to complete my education and it is where I currently live.


How exactly did you end up at Asilia?

While still at university I started doing some paid web development work and was always on the lookout for internships and jobs, which is how a friend at Buni TV recommended me for a position at Asilia. 

What do you like or don’t like about working at Asilia?

I love working with funny, quirky and passionate individuals who appreciate good craftsmanship in a flexible, relaxed atmosphere, as part of a small but diverse team. 


Are there other interests you have outside Asilia and web/app development?

Yes, I will read anything that is remotely interesting from books to blogs about technology, business, sciences, style, and film. I also love watching movies and playing video games. For the outdoor stuff, I swim and play rugby and football on weekends.

Is the glass half full or half empty?

Half full. I appreciate the small victories and moments of excellence that I have, whether its finishing a project successfully, finishing a book or learning a new skill.


What has been your proudest moment in life? 

Graduation and getting a great job.

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you bought?

More lottery tickets, just in case I am on a hot streak.


What do you believe in more – religion or science? Why?

Neither, I believe in making informed decisions, and having a life with a purpose, that is beneficial to myself, family, friends and community.

Finally, which do you rely on more – passion or reason? Why?

I rely on passion more because it is what keeps me focused, and gives me strength to push on during the most trying times of my life.


Learn more about Brian

Follow Brian on Twitter @jgisairo

Interview by Andrew (on Twitter @andrewmugoya)

Next in the series, Brian interviews Kathryn.

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