clypd Profiles: 9 Questions with Liz Keller

By January 28, 2016clypd Blog, clypd Culture

In this blog series, we interview a member of the clypd team. Find out what drives us, what makes us tick, and what we do outside of the clypd office. In this month’s clypd Profile, we talk to Liz Keller, Software Engineer

Can you describe your job and an average day working at clypd?

I work on the UI team, which means that I get to help develop our user-facing features. Day-to-day, I could be working on anything, from UX brainstorming to re-organizing our database to coding up pretty and interactive charts!

I like to arrive a half hour before stand-up at 9:30 so I have a bit of quiet time in the morning to eat a pastry and drink coffee while I read my email. After our stand-up, I alternate between working on my own projects, helping out teammates, and going to meetings.

What part of your job do you find most rewarding?

My favorite part of my job is helping our new team members. It’s awesome to see them learning and growing and getting better each day! I’m learning a lot by helping them too.

What’s different about the engineering team at clypd than at other companies you’ve worked at?

The variety of opportunities we have here. I have the ability to work on whatever I am interested in whether it be dev-ops, design, or anything in between!

Favorite aspect of the clypd office?

The office decor is awesome. It feels like a mash-up of a TV studio and an artist’s loft with lots of comfy places to sit. I’m also helping paint a mural in the entryway!

What are your favorite TV shows?

My all-time favorite has to be Community. I also love 30 Rock, New Girl, and The Mindy Project.

What’s on your work day playlist?

It varies a lot but some of my favorite artists include Yelle, Tiny Hearts, Sylvan Esso, and siriusmo.

Where’s your favorite place to go in the Boston area?

I love going to the Museum of Fine Arts. Their recent exhibit on the art of Hokusai was breathtaking, and the museum is just a short walk away from my favorite restaurant, Mei Mei.

What was the best vacation you’ve ever taken?

My recent trip to Japan! My favorite part was visiting Naoshima Island which has many modern art museums, including a series of traditional Japanese houses that were renovated by artists. There are also tons of sculptures and art scattered across the island, some of which are hidden in secret caves! It was super cool!

What’s something that not a lot of people know about you?

I once built a bench entirely out of cardboard. It can hold three people!

Interested in joining the clypd team? Check out our Careers page!

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