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Q: How long at the company?

A: 2 Years

Q: Where in Charleston do you live?

A: West Ashley

Q: What drew you to working in Charleston?

A: It helped that I graduated from the College of Charleston. Then I stumbled on a newspaper ad (which dates me) for the startup Benefitfocus, looking for Engineers. I was there for the next decade of my career.

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

A: That’s easy: You can write code pretty much anywhere, so why not choose the top tourist destination in the country with the best weather?

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

A: Visit local meetups and chat with folks about the different tech shops to get a vibe for how it is to work there.

Q: What does Charleston Open Source mean to you?

A: Connecting the tech community

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

A: Diversity + public Montessori schools.

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

A: Beaches and Martha Lou’s

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

A: During the day we’ll likely hit up a park if there’s no birthday party or sports game to attend. At night the kids like when we park at the Battery and walk (run) around the city just exploring.

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

A: Ghost Monkey Brewery

Q: Describe living in Charleston in ONE word.

A: Geechee

Q: Favorite Charleston event?

A: Flowertown Festival (shout out to the old stomping ground!)

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

A: Building the IAAM (International African American Museum)

Q: Favorite Charleston experience?

A: Meeting my wife at the Stern Center (College of Charleston)

Q: Only in Charleston __________.

A: Can you get okra soup

  • AJ Richichi

    CEO/Founder, Sprockets
  • Lillian Rudacille

    Project Manager, eGroup
  • Aaron Whitney

    Full-Stack Developer, BoomTown!
  • Andrew Rowe

    Software Engineer, Blackbaud
  • Anna Todd

    Scrum Master, PhishLabs
  • Ben Wong

    Strategic Services Manager, Blackbaud
  • George Mountis

    Product Designer, BoomTown!
  • Leandra Hurlbert

    Project Manager, eGroup
  • Sarah Miles

    Associate Software Engineer, BoomTown!
  • Billy Mullins

    Senior Director of Software Engineering, Benefitfocus
  • David Wise

    CEO & Founder, Avoxi

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