Employer: Localytics, Boston
Job: Senior software engineer
I have a roll of magnetic computer tape on my desk. It’s completely obsolete and a really bad paperweight. I keep it as a reminder of how much computing power has changed. As an engineer, I have my fingers in a lot of projects. I like to joke that I’m a maître d’API at Localytics; I serve up our API [Application Program Interface, which specifies how software components should interact with one another], which is the underpinning of our new user interface.
Fun fact: I cure and smoke all my own bacon, and I make pickles in the fall. I ran the Tough Mudder with the Go Loco Localytics team this year — barefoot. That is 12 miles up and down a hill with 25 obstacles over 4 hours without any shoes. But I have no plans to do another one any time soon.