What is your name?
Melody Cong Sun. Cong is my original given name, but I like to go by Melody.
What do you do at NetSource Technologies, and how long have you worked here?
SEO/SEM Consultant. This is just my first month here.
When is your birthday?
Hometown / Where have you lived?
My hometown is Beijing China. I’ve been living in Gainesville since my airplane landed on the Continental North America on August 7, 2009.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Being able to work in cozy environment and learn new things everyday
When did you become interested in computers and technology?
My father gave me a desktop PC on my 12th birthday. It was huge and running a Windows 95’ OS. A week later, I got on the Internet for the first time and couldn’t get off from it since then.
What piece of technology could you not live without?
My Laptop and my iPhone.
What do you like to do on the weekends?
Go to movies, work out, and try new restaurants.
Do you have any hobbies?
Blogging, cooking, traveling, photography
What are your top three moments in your life so far?
Left my homeland, graduated graduate school, met my amazing BF.
What is your favorite color?
Green and yellow
What is your favorite food / drink?
Love almost all kinds of food, and Chinese spicy hot pot is on the top of my list. Water and green tea are my beverage of choice.
What is your favorite musician or type of music?
Indie rock music, Muse, the Kooks, Franz Ferdinand, the TingTings, the Killers…
What is your favorite sport? Do you have a favorite team?
I’m a Gator! And I used to watch a lot of Soccer and NBA on TV.
What are your favorite TV shows?
The Big Bang Theory, Desperate Housewives, Modern Family
What are your favorite movies?
Too many… Amelie, Legends of the Fall, Edwards Scissorhands, The Shawshank Redemption …
What are your favorite books / magazines?
L’Amant, Vanity Fair
Twitter or Facebook? (and why)
Only Facebook, because all my friends are there. I use Weibo though, it is similar to twitter and very popular in Asia.
Tell us about your family!
My father, my mother, and my 13-year-old younger sister.
Do you have any pets?
My dwarf hamster named Naonao, her sister Daidai died 3 months ago.
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Go on wildlife safari in Africa.
If you couldn’t be a SEO/SEM Consultant anymore, what career would you pursue?
Movie director, always wanted to work in the movie industry.
If you could choose to have any superpower, what would it be?
Mind reading and time traveling
How do you think technology and/or web design will change in the next 10-20 years?
Computers and mobile devices will be smaller, lighter, and solar powered.
What tips would you give to a business that is just starting out with their first website?
Understand what you need a website for, target your users, and try to make it easy and unique.