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Meet the RocketBuilder: Paul Wathome

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Paul Wathome joins RocketBuild as a developer!

Please join RocketBuild in welcoming Paul Wathome to our family! We are super excited to have a new face at the company. Paul comes to us from SmarterHQ where he spent a couple of years on their engineering team. He joins us as a developer where he will be helping us craft stellar apps and sites.

Paul brings a lot of experience in the SaaS industry, as well as some very unique insights and perspectives. As an immigrant, a career switcher, and an avid traveler, we know that he will teach us a lot and bring a ton of new perspectives.

Q and A with Paul Wathome

Q: What is your role at Rocket Build, and what does it entail?

Developer. Writing well-designed, testable, and efficient code.

Q: What do you do for fun?

I love playing soccer, traveling, playing video games, snowboarding, working on my car, tinkering with technology, and hanging out with friends. My favorite place to travel is Copenhagen. It is a really progressive city. Bike’s are first-class citizens of the road and public transportation is fantastic. Not to mention all the cool art and friendly people.

Q: What is your current favorite coding language or framework?

JavaScript. I really like its flexibility. Whether on the front-end or back, there’s so much you can accomplish using JS in very few lines of code.

Q: What’s your favorite local lunch spot?

Pure Eatery

Q: What are you super passionate about?

Lifestyle design. Lifestyle design is being very intentional in the choices you make in life. In my case I enjoy traveling, flexibility and a challenge so the choice to become a software engineer was made with those things in mind.

Q: If you had to stay up all night, what drinks and snacks would you need to keep you going?

Red bull, Coffee, Salt & Vinegar Chips

Q: What got you into your career?

Curiosity. I used to race remote control gas-powered trucks and would frequent the forums for tips on how to upgrade it. I then moved on to smartphones and would flash different operating systems on Android’s and jail brake iPhones, which also required tons of research on forums. Both these hobbies sparked enough curiosity to dive deep into the communities, so I naturally did the same thing when I discovered programming.

Q: What’s your current favorite band or artist?

A-Star

Q: What’s your favorite type of project or client to work with?

Projects that require a thorough solution from the ground up.

Q: Give us a fun fact about yourself:

I was born in Nairobi, Kenya and moved to the USA in 2000.

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