Each Friday we get a bit personal on the MeetingPlay blog, and feature one our many amazing team members who contribute to MeetingPlay's mobile event apps and event technology success. From developers, to sales and operations, to account managers and more - each and every mobile event app that MeetingPlay produces has a multitude of hard and long work behind it, and we are grateful for each team member behind them.
This week, we are meeting MeetingPlay's Chris L. Chris is one of Meetingplay's amazing kung-foo masters, aka application developers. Meet Chris:
1. What was your first job – tell us about it.
My first real job was working at a hockey pro shop at the local ice rink where I used to play. I worked selling sticks and equipment as well as sharpening skates. But before that, I worked delivering newspapers on a local route and mowing lawns in my neighborhood. My service delivering papers awarded me a scholarship from the newspaper, which was a nice bonus.
2. Who has influenced you most in your professional path/career?
Early in my career, I was most influenced by my friends in college. We were all mostly programmers or tech/engineering related. Beyond college, I looked up to the likes of Kevin Rose and Gary Vaynerchuk, crushing it in the entrepreneurial world.
3. What's your favorite part about working in the event technology (or events) industry?
I don't really have an opinion one way or the other, I just kind of fell into it with this job. From a tech standpoint, it's no different from any other industry, just another client. However, it's been fun working with MeetingPlay and developing for the different clients that we have.
4. Looking back, what career advice would you tell your 18-year-old self?
Take more chances. Travel more. Get out of debt first and start saving instead of just enjoying those nice paychecks out of college; they'll pay off in the long run. Learn more outside the classroom. Hustle hard!
5. What's your favorite thing to do when you're not working?
Drive, work on my car, watch movies, enjoy a beer, hang out with friends.
Clearly, Chris' intelligence transpires beyond the doors of MeetingPlay - but especially inside as well, and we're grateful to have Chris as part of the MeetingPlay's development team as well.
MeetingPlay is expanding, and we want to add you to the team! Want to learn more about the most engaging mobile event app and join the team?
Check out MeetingPlay's career page.