We’re excited to introduce this week’s Event 360 Teammate Spotlight. Enjoy a glimpse into the personal and professional life of Rageed Basrawi!
Position: Help Desk Coordinator
Start Year: 2016
What job did you hold right before you came to work at Event 360?
I worked as a teaching assistant for Power Up Tech Academy in Chicago where I showed kids how to code little flash games using Scratch, Scratch Jr., and other kid friendly tools.
I also worked in my own business of computer services such as building (Usually better than you can buy from any big box store!), repairs, and other tech services and consulting.
Was there anything in particular that brought you to Event 360?
It was a chance to do more of what I wanted to do in terms of working in the field of IT. It was an entry level position my friend recommended me for and I realized it was the perfect fit for me.
It is flexible, the location is convenient, and the people I’m working with are very knowledgeable in their fields as well as helpful to me and awesome all around!
If you weren’t working at Event 360 what would you be doing?
I’d probably still be working at my job at Power Up Tech and scouring the world for entry level jobs and internships. Aside from that I’d be working at my business making a little cha-ching here and there.
Favorite part of your job?
I’m doing what I love; helping people solve problems, fix computer issues, and learning a lot! (Making friends on the job is always a benefit, too!)
What do you like to do in your free time?
Oh so many things… I love playing games on my PC with my siblings, I enjoy helping my little sister make cosplay costumes for different conventions and events, and if I’m not at home, I’m usually either running, biking, or playing Ultimate Frisbee!
Most memorable event experience?
It’d have to be MuckFest MS 2016. Aside from being the only one I have attended, it was a lot of fun trying to get people pumped up and excited to crawl through “Skidmark.” Plus it was awesome fun to run it on the last wave!
You’re showing off your hometown to a friend who has never been to visit before. What’s on your “must see/do/eat” list?
If you’re in Streamwood, I’ll be honest, there’s not really much to do. Fifteen minutes east you’ll find Schaumburg Regional Airport. There you’ll find a restaurant I hold above any other. Not just for the food, but for the view of the runway and airplanes right outside the window! The first Saturday of every month the airport hosts the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and they take kids up to age 18 on a free flight for 20-30 minutes!
If you feel like going an hour west, you can go to Hampshire, IL and go glider flying for a day! (Though that’s a bit more expensive, but 100% worth it!)
On event, what three things are we guaranteed to find in your bag?
A small set of tools
A water bottle
A utility knife
One word to describe Event 360?