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Catch Up In The Kitchen With… Yahya!

Catch Up In The Kitchen With… Yahya!

As part of our 20th birthday celebrations, we wanted to introduce you to a few of the amazing people behind the scenes that work hard to make Preloved the incredible community that it is today.

Introducing: Yahya Bindir
Role: Graduate Software Engineer
Age: 22
Place Of Birth: Papua New Guinea
Children: 9 month old daughter, Freya
Currently Watching: 13 Reasons Why

What’s a typical day at work like for you, and what are you currently working on?

An average day as a Preloved developer is swimming through lines of code, ensuring the site performs as best it can while we test new features or optimisations that could be added.

I’m currently working on improving the way we display the information on our Home Page.

What are your biggest challenges in the job?

Answering the question “How do we solve this problem?”.

The team and I have to answer this question with every new task that comes along. This could be a new feature or improving an existing one. There have been a few challenging tasks, but the results have definitely been worth it.

What’s your favourite Preloved blog?

I love anything creative so I always end up looking through the Inspiration articles. The one that inspired me to take up arts and crafts again was 11 DIY Toys You Can Make This Christmas. I’m a big child myself so it was a good read!

What’s the most memorable Preloved listing you’ve come across?

I once came across a baby reborn advert. It was an exact resemblance of a real newborn baby, with the precise details, from its hair to its tiny toes. I just spent an age appreciating the level of incredible skill the craftsman had to produce such a beautiful item.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

I’ve been known to prepare a snack or two in the middle of the night.



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Tina Hidderley

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Having recently moved into a new home, Tina devotes most weekends to scouring salvage events for antique treasures and restoration projects, and spends far too many hours watching DVD boxsets.