One of the first things we do with each new recruit is to make sure they know each and every type of snack in the office chip basket by heart. And the second is to engage them in a little Q & A session so that we, and by extension you, can get to know them. So without further ado, it is my pleasure to present the latest Q&A with Sara King, who recently joined Foster Made as a developer.
A: My love of tinkering and trying to figure out how things worked resulted in a string of broken lawn mowers and vacuum cleaners, so my mom thought I needed something more constructive in my life. My friend down the street got a computer, so I would go over to his house after school so we could learn how to make “choose your own adventure” type text-based games in BASIC. (Many) years later, my love of solving problems with code continues.
A: I was working for a laptop computer manufacturer and happened to be sitting next to the “webmaster” (insert finger-quote-bunny-ears here) who was tasked with building the company’s first e-commerce site. After relentless badgering, he finally allowed me to help, and my passion for the web took off.
A: I am driven by a passion for learning and problem-solving (and an unhealthy caffeine addiction) and programming allows me to indulge all of my passions simultaneously.
A: Being surrounded by exceptionally talented and intelligent people is one of the most exciting things about joining the team.
A: I’ve played guitar poorly for 30 years — I love playing and writing music.
A: Not really. . . Whitesnake maybe? Though, that really isn’t a secret. My musical tastes are pretty wide and varied and include everything from hard rock and metal to blues to funk to jazz to classical to show tunes and so on. About the only thing I honestly cannot listen to is Christmas music.
A: If you’re not listening to Crobot, you’re not really living. I honestly don’t know how they’re not the biggest rock band in the world right now.
A: This is pulled from one of “meet & greet” stories with a member of the FM team: “This animal is perpetually stoned and sounds like you’re strangling a goose underwater.”
A: Apparently this is the sound a koala makes 🙂