When applying for different jobs, I found that the interview process showed me a lot about each company, and what they valued. At SIG, I liked everyone I met and the spirit of the people here. I thought the interview here was a good tech interview and I appreciated the follow up throughout the process. The quality of the questions during my interview told me SIG valued strong contributors, which confirmed for me that I would be respected as an employee.
I feel like development at many other places is now full stack and web-focused. It’s really nice to work on high-performance, C++ development. I can hone in on what I enjoy and where I excel as a developer.
I also like being able to collaborate with super smart people. In my current role, I get to sit on the trading floor and I like being in the middle of everything. It’s the best way to learn.
I couldn’t do my job without teamwork, and learning from colleagues is a big part of that. I often need to start work on a new codebase and it’s impossible to learn without mentoring from teammates.
I was able to attend a great conference in Colorado called C++Now where I learned a lot. I remember sitting in some of the talks and thinking it was a little over my head, and gasping for breath, but in a really good way. It was a really cool experience that my manager referred me to attend. I’m hoping to get to another conference soon!
My first interest in tech happened when I was 11 years old. I went to the local store and there was a VIC-20 on display and I started programming on it right in that store. My mom finally got me a computer and I spent all my time programming on it.
I listen to a lot of hip hop. I like old school stuff like Nas and Notorious B.I.G. Lately, I’ve been listening to some Drake and Migos. I haven’t been to a show in Philly yet, but I’d like to!
I really enjoy all the great restaurants and dining options. It’s great to have so many things to do in a small area in the city.
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