Why did you get involved with Discord?
Back in 2015 I was terribly addicted to world of warcraft and found out about discord through the r/wow subreddit. When my friends and I from that server created our own server, we didn’t have access to the bot they used, so I created a replacement. A few months later the dev of their bot came to me with an offer to invite my bot to replace theirs.
Is Carl a real-life turtle?
The bot has had a lot of avatars over the years. At one point I was going over various google blobs until one day my friend suggested I use the turtle emoji and the rest is history. So while the bot isn’t based on a real turtle, real turtles have been named Carl because of it!
What made you decide to join our team?
I was looking to make the bot as good as possible and that was simply not possible as a one-man team. It was a bit of a leap as I was the first person to join, but I couldn’t be happier with the team that’s been formed.
What’s your favorite coding language or something you can really nerd out about?
Probably rust, it introduces things you didn’t even know you wanted. I’m also really interested in UX. It’s extremely satisfying to notice a pain point, improve its UX, and see fewer people asking for help about it.
What’s your favorite food?
Easy. Cheeseburgers. Specifically an onion cheese from bun meat bun here in Stockholm (google it, you will want one)