In-Game Name: CS_Birb Public Alts: BirbBot, _Birb, Birbius, @console Also known as... Birb, CS, Connor, Feathers Departments: Tech 3, Direction 2 Staff Since: Aspirant: 20th January 2018 Tech Rank 1: 9th April 2018 Tech Rank 2: 9th July 2018 Tech Rank 3: 27th August 2018 Favourite Colour(s): How could I possibly decide... Rainbow FTW! A little bit about me... I'm Birb, one of the newest Tech staff members here on Massive. At 20 years of age, I've just recently completed a 'Bachelor's Degree of Digital Technology', majoring in Software Development - returning in 2019 for a Graduate Diploma in Networking. Outside of my studies and gaming, much of my time is taken up by my positions on my institute's student council. My real name is Connor McCormick; not an uncommon name, and a clear link to my Scottish and Irish heritage. For the past 13 years, though, I've called New Zealand my home. Yes, it's a real place. And no, it's not part of Australia. Just what do I do, anyway? Here on Massive I like to be more than just a friendly face; work as a Tech staff involves a fair amount of programming. Before joining the Tech department, my experience with Java was a little rusty - but I'd had existing experience with other languages that helped the transition go relatively smoothly. I've worked on a few bugfixes here and there: Burning Armour Stands, fixing an oversight in MassiveTickets, and I'm currently working on a fix for the Paging system. Some of my favourite work is actually outside of the Massive Plugins and Java - some Forums fixes here and there, including the recent changes to the Forum's mobile layout, reworking aspects of the MassiveDiscord, implementing MassiveSharding, and just generally keeping the servers physically running. I'm far from the most skilled java/spigot programmer on the Tech Team, but I like to dabble and constantly aim to learn new languages and Frameworks - aiming to almost stand as a Jack of All Trades. However, much of my networking experience and love has been rekindled through my work for Massive, and it's been one of the driving forces in me continuing my studies for an extra year. Since the transition of MassiveCraft ownership in 2018, however, my focus has shifted to all this Serverside and I've become MassiveCraft's SysAdmin. Fun Facts! I'm gay as F### I procrastinate. A lot... - It took me procrastinating over another task to quit procrastinating about writing this AMA. / Profile I'm Left Handed, and terribly uncoordinated. With my crappy handwriting, you'd think I have a PhD I've been pestering @Siosie to write up her profile and AMA, too... :P Now, I think this profile is already long enough... So Ask Me Anything!