In the past few months, three new Atoms have joined our molecule – one in Ann Arbor and two in Detroit. I asked each of them to tell me a little about themselves and to share their favorite thing about Atomic Object so far.
Matt is the newest developer in the Ann Arbor office, where he’s been working on a project for RouteOne.
Matt has been programming professionally since 2000. Before becoming an Atom, he maintained and developed systems at Code Blue Corporation, Baker Furniture, and Global DSL Communications. He’s also created several open-source projects and contributed to numerous others. You can find him online at zigg.com, @zigg, and github.com/zigg.
“I’ve been a software developer for many years, but almost always working on a team of one. Joining AO has been an opportunity for me to learn how to work together with other makers with a passion for quality like mine. I feel like I’ve only just got started, but I’ve learned so much already, and am looking forward to continuing to learn and grow on that front, thanks to my awesome co-makers.”
Kaitlin is a new developer in Atomic’s Detroit office, where she’s been working on a project for RouteOne.
She just graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Computer Science. While in school, she worked at Crowe Horwath and Epitec, Inc. She also worked as a teaching assistant for Python, had an on-campus web development job, and led a massive Android side project. When not a work, Kaitlin enjoys playing strategy board games, camping, watching documentaries, and running.
“So far what I like most about working for Atomic is the culture. It’s the perfect mix of laid-back and serious that allows for fast growth without burnout.”
Mel is a new developer in Atomic’s Detroit office, where she’s been working on the Singlethread web app.
She just graduated from Wayne State University with a B.S. in Computer Science. While in school, she worked in development at DTE. And in her Winter 2014 semester, she and a group of my classmates wrote an arcade game used by the WSU ARM Lab to help rehabilitate physical therapy patients. Outside of coding, Mel likes to play guitar/sing, game, and try and keep up with the local shows. (Favorite game: Nethack. Favorite musical: Wicked.)
“The company culture is great, very positive. At first, I was surprised to see so many employees genuinely excited about their work — and genuinely proud to be part of this company. But it’s no surprise to me now. AO is awesome.”