Symantec Start Date: June 2003, as a Beta Test Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
Education: BA - Radio,TV, Film from California State University, Fullerton
Interests: pottery, board games, They Might Be Giants, The Simpsons
Everything you ever wanted to know about Tony Weiss but were afraid to ask
Hey everyone! My name is Tony Weiss. I've been working at Symantec since 2003. I was hired as a Beta Test Coordinator back when Norton product development was based in Santa Monica, CA. In 2008, the Norton Community was launched, and I jumped in as the Community Manager. What began as a side-project quickly became a full-time job. Now my time is spent helping forum customers, managing the forum development, and working with teams inside Symantec to identify and triage major in-field issues.
In my free time, I make pottery and teach pottery classes. I mostly make functional stoneware pots, and mostly fire to cone 10 in a reduction kiln (for all you clay nerds out there). I enjoy kayaking when I get the chance, and watching old movies in the theater. I love The Planet of the Apes movies and other SciFi films. I also have 2 tattoos: The Simpsons' Stonecutter image, and the art for They Might Be Giants' album "Apollo 18" (a giant squid attacking a whale).
I don't have any children, but I have a 1-year-old nephew, and another arriving soon! I've been sending my sister many musical instruments, in the hopes she will have them start a band (or it will drive her crazy).
- I use almost every mug I sell
- Built a bar in the shape of Ignignokt from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, then left it in Chicago
- Participated in a Tough Mudder, where I successfully got electrocuted 7 times (and blew out my knee, and bruised a rib, and lost a shoe)
- Once scaled a wall of a bowling alley on a bet