#HumansOfFyreflyz (ft. Matthew)

Welcome to 2021 with Fyreflyz! New year, new interns!

This year, we introduce one of our two Tech Interns – Matthew.

Matthew joined the team in December 2020 with James.

An avid Tony Stark fan, Matthew aims to change the world with technology.

Read on to find out how he found us, and what he’s doing at Fyreflyz as a Tech Intern.


Tell us more about yourself and how did you come to learn about Fyreflyz?

I am currently a year 3 student in Singapore Polytechnic, taking a diploma in Infocomm Security Management. I love anything that is related to technology and I believe in time to come, technology will have many more breakthroughs and it will hugely improve our way of life.

I came to know about Fyreflyz when one of my friends asked me to work an ad-hoc part time job there for two days. After interactions with the Fyreflyz Team, I was given an opportunity to intern with them to gain real-world work experience and earn some extra cash on the side while schooling.

If given a chance to work in another position within Fyreflyz for a day, which role would you choose?

After working and interacting with the Fyreflyz Team for a while now, I would like to try out a few positions, actually.

I would like to be involved in Sales and Digital Marketing activities. I would also like to know how it feels like to be in a management role, to learn how to manage a business and work with different people to come up with ideas to execute together!

What is the most challenging task that you have had to do in your internship?

My most challenging task would be fixing WordPress-related issues as I have not touched WordPress before. However, apart from tasks, I think the more challenging aspect would be dealing with surprise technical issues and learning about it, and then immediately coming up with a strategy/solution to deal with it.

Thus, I would need to pick things up quickly. I have learnt to have a more flexible mindset when navigating through problems.

You are also studying part-time. What would you say is the toughest part about juggling work and studies?
The toughest part would be having to sacrifice my sleep and time spent with my family and friends! BUT, this has taught me to treasure my time and make the best out of the limited time I have in a day. It has also taught me to prioritise my time better, and the importance of having a work-life balance.

If you could be in any movie, what would it be and what character would you play? Why? 
I love the Avengers! If I could be in a Marvel movie, I would want to be Iron Man.

It would be nice to be smart, rich, geeky and philanthropic at the same time. I aspire to be like him and I think his character makes a wonderful role model, at least for me :p. That dude is a born leader and does not quit when times are tough (as seen in his character as Iron Man). More importantly, he has a clear purpose and he will do whatever it takes to achieve his goals.

Share with us what’s your favourite food to have during your lunch break while working at Fyreflyz!
I love the Nasi Lemak at Soulfood! However, Soulfood is when I feel like splurging.

The default food option for lunch for me would be getting chicken rice which is filling and cheap. 🙂