Celebrating Swipeaversaries is a highlight at Swipe – it reminds us that our culture motivates and retains talented people. Jacques Fourie (AKA Guns) is one of those talented Swipers and, in 2022, he celebrates his fifth year with us. Guns is 100% consistent and reliable. You can always count on him to give it his all. Join us in learning a little more about the man with big arms and even bigger brain for tech!
How did you find your way to being a frontend developer?
A short version of a long and not very interesting story would be that I went from building construction sites to building websites.
What motivates or inspires you career wise?
Finding a way to solve a problem or overcome a challenge is what motivates me to carry on!
Why do you love working at Swipe?
It’s definitely threefold: the people, the culture and the work.
What words do you live by?
Keeping to the theme of problem solving and hard work, my favourite quote is: “I don’t stop when I’m tired; I stop when I’m done” – by David Goggins.
Guns is exploring quite a few hobbies right now, including finally managing to do handstand push-ups, and leading his team to defeat in foosball!
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Happy Swipeaversary, Guns. Thank you for always being a pleasure to work with and for the invaluable role you play on the Swipe innovation team. May you continue to inspire us with your work ethic and joyful attitude to life. We look forward to celebrating many more Swipeaversaries with you!