There has been quite a bit of a buzz surrounding the recent arrival of our newest developer Levi Schoen. A lot of the buzz is due to what he’ll be working on—Ruby on Rails and Angular. Levi will be working alongside our CTO Carl Thorner to add a wave of new features that Scratch-it has in the works.
How’s it going?
It is going great. I am really really enjoying the atmosphere and team so far. I also have a lot of learning to do.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I studied computer science at Portland State University. As a result of that, I have studied a bunch about the theories of computer science, but it has always been more fun for me to get into the engineering side of things. I really enjoy problem solving. Programming is like a puzzle and was therefore a natural fit for me. You can use a program for almost anything. There are so many applications.
Running. I just ran the Foot Traffic Flat Marathon three days ago. I am also an amateur bartender. In my free time I love to listen to music. I learned how to play violin from an early age and believe this has profoundly broadened my musical horizons. From Classical, to 80’s rock, to rap, I love it all. Who doesn’t?
Why do you think people are so excited about Reveal Based Marketing?
Before the interview, I took a quick look at Scratch-it’s website, and I was immediately turned onto this form of technology. It made so much sense. I think people will be excited about reveal based marketing because it has taken a proven marketing tactic from the physical world and transferred this form of marketing into the digital world. It is interactive and rewarding. Furthermore it could be used in a variety of ways. There have been lots of examples thrown around—for instance this technology could allow for better engagement with anything from banner ads to push notifications. The possibilities are endless.
I really enjoyed the interview process. It was a group interview, which could have been tense, but the atmosphere was so laid back and informative that it took the nerves off. During the interview I got to see the office and meet most of the team. Everything I learned from them about the company was really awesome and I could tell they were headed in the right direction. By the end of the interview, I had this glimpse of what Scratch-it was and knew I wanted to be a part of the magic.
I find it incredibly exciting to be apart of something that could have such a big impact in its field. For anyone who uses any kind of email marketing—Scratch-its could provide an immediate impact for their business and make their life easier in a simple and effective way.
Welcome aboard Levi! We are all very excited to see how this enthusiastic problem solver will help us grow.