Current location: Snohomish, Wash.
Hometown: Snohomish, Wash.
How long have you been with CX? 11 months
What is your typical day like? We work in cross-functional teams, which means that it’s not uncommon for me to spend part of my day working on the CX web app, and then switch up and dig into heavy-duty server code. I also typically spend a portion of my day pair programming with other developers here, which has a number of benefits, including helping keep our distributed teams more closely connected.
Why does working in the cloud sharing field interest you? Cloud technologies are all about abstracting away the pain of installing and maintaining software locally on your computer and keeping stuff up-to-date across different computers/devices. I love working on tools that reduce this pain and help people free up more of their time to do the things that are actually important to them.
What do you use CX for? Chatting with co-workers, sharing files, and making my files available between my devices. Two ways I really like using it are for keeping track of work expenses by uploading photos of receipts from my phone, and having a folder where I can drop electronic versions of books I buy so I can access them on any device without having to remember to copy it on there.
What’s your favorite part about working at CX? I love working with a group of incredibly talented people that I can constantly learn from. We also use awesome tools and technology which is great since I’m “addicted to new.”
What’s your favorite food? Sushi.
What’s your favorite band or musician? Others come and go from my favorite list, but I’ve stayed true to the Beastie Boys since I was a kid. R.I.P. MCA.
What’s your favorite movie? Fight Club.
What are three of your favorite websites to visit, and why do you visit each one? One of my recent favorites is Prismatic, which is great for finding interesting posts that I wouldn’t see from the blogs I subscribe to. I also spend a huge amount of time on GitHub, which has sort of become the de facto standard for where people publish open source projects for the technologies I’m into. Finally, I’m really into homebrewing, which takes me all over the web looking for recipes and techniques, but Brew Your Own is one of my favorite resources.
What’s something people would be surprised to learn about you? One time I built a robot. OK, I had some help. I was a mentor to a team of high schoolers through FIRST.