At Refactr, our team has the knowledge and experience to deliver working software in rapid iterations. Plus they are interesting, well-rounded people that are fun to hang out with.
Q: What's been your proudest achievement at the Refactr?A: Just all of us getting together and doing it. Making it work and having more fun than I've had at any other job.
Q: How have agile methods changed how you get work done?A: Agile and iterative approaches have changed my view of work in general. Nothing is ever "done." That isn't a bad thing - it is a reality. We always are going to be adapting and changing. Getting used to that reality sooner is crucial.
Q: Tell us something interesting about your coworkers.A: I learn new things about them nearly every day. They each have pet projects, hobbies, and interests that speak to how balanced and whole each is and in large part is why we were drawn to them and hired them (except for Adam/Packers and Spencer/Hobos)
Q: Who is your favorite musician or band?A: Arcade Fire - there music hits deep chords with me for some reason.
Q: What website do you consider a guilty pleasure and how frequently do you visit your guilty pleasure website?A: BuzzFeed. As infrequently as possible. I can't afford to lose an afternoon to celebrity fails and bad photoshop.
Q: If you could be a superhero, what would your name and superpowers be?A: I'd be Nam Esrever and I could reverse time and change things that sucked. Also I guess I would still retain my huge nerd powers.
Q: Why did you choose your current profession?A: While in business school the "world wide web" and "electronic email" were just starting to pique the interests of the world and I was no exception. At that time, no one knew exactly what it would all mean but after several roles (developer, project manager, information architect, and designer) I came to a place where I can utilize a little bit of everything.