27 Feb Interview with our newest software developer, Josh Kaufman
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Maryland but grew up in South Florida. I lived there for 25 years before riding my motorcycle all the way across the country in 5 days to move to California for new work!
What sparked your interest in Science and computers?
As far as science goes, I have been a tutor in math, chemistry and physics at the high school and college levels for about 10 ten years where I found a high respect for science and scientists. My dad runs a software development firm and has taught me to use computers since I was about two years old. After a lot of pushing from my dad, I pursued computer science as a potential career. I stayed in it because I was able to find businesses whose mission statements serve the greater good. I developed a passion for helping others and seeing the world become a better place.
What is your favorite Studylog feature?
One of the things that enticed me the most was the increased convenience and security when it comes to data collection and device usage. There are a number of features which make it easy to preserve scientific integrity and accuracy. Studylog data collection is where it’s at!
What do you like the most about being part of the Studylog team?
I have the ability to facilitate my insane drive to dedicate my life to social service. There are very few organizations that can fulfill that drive and I was lucky enough to find one in the Bay Area that has a good thing to go behind that. There is life saving power behind it. The best part about being here is doing something that truly matters.
What do you do for fun when you’re not developing software?
I spend my leisure time riding motorcycles, drinking beer, playing video games mostly, catching up on technical reading, and volunteering at an animal sanctuary!