Q: How long at the company?

A: 1 Year…just had my anniversary last week.

Q: Where in Charleston do you live?

A: Mount Pleasant

Q: What drew you to working in Charleston?

A: My wife lived in the area and always wanted to move back (from Philadelphia). I looked into working here while I was also interviewing out in California for a large Hardware and Software manufacturer. I liked the quality of life in Charleston better than California.

Q: Why do you think Charleston is a burgeoning tech sector?

A: There is some industry, a government/military presence and a young, entrepreneurial scene. I think that the combination of those factors lead to a growth in technical opportunities.

Q: Best advice to those looking to move to Charleston for work?

A: Don’t be afraid, just do it. There are lots of opportunities in Charleston for knowledge workers.

Q: What does Charleston Open Source mean to you? (In 5 words or less)

A: Sharing experience and knowledge.

Q: What's your motivation for working in Charleston?

A: It’s a beautiful place to live and a fun and exciting place to work.

Q: What does the Charleston tech community have to offer over other cities?

A: The tech community here is newer, so I feel like there is a vibrancy here that doesn’t exist in other cities.

Q: It's the weekend - what do you do in Charleston?

A: So much! There is a lot to do in Charleston. The beach, plenty of outdoor sports like boating, surfing, kayaking, fishing. Then, there’s the city. Farmer’s market, Second Sunday, music, bars, museums. There’s also a ton of historical sites to see if you’re into that.

Q: Your not-to-miss spot in Charleston?

A: Carriage ride downtown and the battery.

Q: Describe living in Charleston in ONE word.

A: Beautiful.

Q: Favorite Charleston event?

A: Boone Hall oyster roast and/or Spoleto Festival. That’s a really tough call.

Q: What's the most exciting thing happening in Charleston?

A: The growth of the tech sector in Charleston is really exciting to me as a techie. I love the influx of talented people and the energy that they are bringing to the area.

Q: Favorite Charleston experience?

A: Generally, going to the beaches. I love the beach.

Q: Only in Charleston __________.

A: …can you get in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing tech community while living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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