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Jack Latrobe

Ba, Victoria, Australia

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Italian, Turkish
  • 22, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Systems Administrator
  • University Graduate
  • From Mornington, Victoria
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Wanting to meet new people. Hosting is a challenge for me, but if you're a nice person and we message a little bit first, I can probably find some space for you.

ABOUT ME

I'm a tallish, heavy-set dude from Australia. I grew up on the beaches of this sunny land, but my skin is bleached pasty from my true passion, which is technology.

Technology is the key, I think, to solving the worlds problems. It's not a blanket fix, but it's certainly a step in the right direction towards goals like universal education and organisational transparency.

I love the outdoors as well, and I spent years in the scouting movement. People have often expressed some confusion about how someone who grew up on the beach and spent a life mostly outdoors can end up so cuddly. Well, the answer is simple.

Food. I'll make no excuses, because I usually eat what I make, and I make good food. People say variety is the spice of life. I humbly disagree. Spice is the spice of life, because food IS life. When you meet with friends, you drink coffee or have dinner. You celebrate a wedding with a cake. You welcome new neighbors with a plate. It's food that brings us together. It's for this reason I love cooking.

I love wearing obnoxiously colored button up shirts. Thought it may be relevant.

PHILOSOPHY

Be nice to people because they'll probably be nice back.

Probably.

Be prepared, just in case they don't.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host travellers.

NOTE: IF YOU NEED EMERGENCY, LAST-MINUTE ACCOMMODATION PLEASE APPLY THROUGH COUCHSURFING AND INCLUDE A MOBILE NUMBER. I WILL BE IN TOUCH WITHIN THREE HOURS.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted a few people and have had great experiences with all of them!

Interests

I spent years in scouting. I've also been involved in the fights against poverty and climate change.

I'm really interested in the development of AI and machine learning, as well as quantum computing and some other really nerdy mumbo-jumbo. Basically if it blinks, whirs or clicks I get my kicks!

Music, Movies & Books

Robert Ludlum. David Baldacci. Matthew Riley. Eoin Colfer. Sherlock. Dracula.

I read a lot, but my tastes never really developed past fiction. Way too much fun!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The sheer scale of Beijing.

Seeing Hong Kong empty.

Blooped a shark in the nose.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach people basic I.T skills, as well as more conceptual fundamentals of networking and internet architecture. To boot, I can probably go deeper into things like electronic theory and touch base on simply physics and math.

English I can teach. Syntax, Grammar, Lexicon. I might sound like a typical bogan but I have a firm grasp of not just the how of the language, but the why.

Cooking! I love to cook! I would love to teach someone what I know! I would love to be taught what you know! Yay!

I really want to learn Mandarin and chinese language.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Food. Sleeping areas. Cooking. Conversation. Beer. Music.

What else do you need?

Countries I've Visited

Australia, China, Indonesia, Turkey, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia

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