Today we were able to sit down with esteemed CityMaps programmer, Adam Eskreis. A true master of code, Mr. Eskreis has been hard at work developing the latest features to the CityMaps mobile application. In a gracious display of unselfishness, Eskreis revealed to us his thoughts on code, women, and whale sharks.
CityMaps: First of all, thank you for sitting down with us, we know your time is limited.
Eskreis: Next question.
CM: (puzzled) So how is the coding coming along? Are you making progress?
E: Define progress.
CM: Has it been difficult?
E: Define difficult.
CM: Have you had any trouble, any breakthroughs?
E: Look, this is a stupid question, but I’ll be honest with you. It’s only been difficult in the sense that coding pretty much comes naturally to me. It’s something I don’t really think about. The way you think about walking is the way I think about coding. Not to sound cocky or anything, but it’s like stream-of-consciousness. A very organic process really.
CM: Interesting. It sounds almost like second nature.
E: Look. Think of a coding like a woman. She’s beautiful, perfect even, but she’s picky. You have to put the work in. You have to know her intimacies, her secrets. You have to know your platform like you know your woman.
CM: How are you with women?
E: (Laughs) You’re joking right? I think you meant to phrase that as a statement. In which case, yes, I would agree with your statement that I am great with women.
CM: Let’s move on.
E: Good, you’re boring me.
CM: How has your experience been at CityMaps? Do you enjoy your surroundings?
E: That’s a tough question. It’s safe to say people enjoy me, and everything I bring to the surroundings, but I find it hard to relate to people sometimes.
CM: Why is that?
E: Their conversation, it’s so…trivial. I write code, you know? What do they do? I make this whole thing work, I captain the ship, I’m Atlas.
CM: Do you feel pressure sometimes?
E: Define –
CM: Do you feel pressure knowing that everyone depends on you? To be that Atlas, as you put it.
E: I relish it. I don’t wanna be a big fish in a little pond, I wanna be a big fish in a big pond. And I am a pretty big fish.
CM: How big?
CM: Like big big?
CM: If you had to compare it to something size-wise, what would you compare it to?
E: I Don’t really think it’s comparable.
CM: Okay. What about this. Are we talking like shark size? Or whale size?
E: Again, stupid question, whales aren’t fish. But since you brought it up, I’d have to say whale shark size.
E: Yeah, I like that, I’m a whale shark…..definitely a whale shark.
CM: (more silence)
E: Good, does that mean we’re done?