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Andy Chambers

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

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Overview

  • 28 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Software Engineer
  • MA, MSc
  • From Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Become a balanced, well-rounded, fair-minded person (long way to go)

ABOUT ME

Originally from Scotland, I've just moved to Boston (after a short stint in Fort Lauderdale, FL).

I'm a software developer and love my job. I've just started working with some really cool people at PayPal and the software community in Boston is incredibly vibrant and full of important computing history.

Aside from my job, I like music (once I get the karaoke mic, good luck getting it back!), sports, and meeting new people. I tend to be quiet when in a group but get me one-on-one, and I seem to be able to talk for hours. If you have a theory for life, the universe, and everything, I want to know about it and will respect you for having it even if I disagree with it.

I used to play golf when I was a kid and I like the game, but dislike the culture. It's very macho, and anti-women. I still like the odd game though and when I'm alone, its nice to doze off watching the final day of "The Open" on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Music-wise, at school/uni, I was a DJ wanna-be. Got loads of old dance records and mix-tapes from the late 90s/early naughties. Still love a good night out at the Soundhaus in Glasgow but my tastes have expanded to include more mellow stuff like Belle and Sebastien, Morcheeba, The Shout Out Louds etc.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

My little sister told me about couch-surfing whilst she was travelling across Australia. It sounded like a philosophy and an ideal that I (and my girl-friend Karen) could get behind. Together we've hosted quite a few people from all over the world and each surfer has been great in their own way. Some have interesting perspectives on life, others have done amazing things, and others still just want a place to crash before hitting the airport the next day. It's all cool with me.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

A couple of years ago, I moved to Fort Lauderdale and couch-surfing was awesome for making new friends. When went there, I knew literally no-one and now I have a great collection of friends. Big props to the serial event organizers like Allan and Naylen. You guys make couch-surfing what it is in South Florida.

I've only surfed once myself officially. We just happened to be going to Barcelona when Augusto contacted us and asked to stay. He was kind enough to host us in return and we had a lovely time. We went out to their local restaurant, his brother took us up the Park Güell, and we shared lots of stories about life. Augusto is a lovely guy. Full of energy. But even before I'd heard of couch-surfing, I'd hosted/surfed with plenty of random people whilst travelling and as a student.

Interests

Coding, Golf

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Countries I've Visited

France

Countries I've Lived In

United Kingdom, United States

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