Sarah is a software engineer at Revelry. We sat down with her recently to get to know her a bit.
Where are you from? I’m from Orange County California. I relocated to the Gulf Coast region after college and have lived in the New Orleans area ever since.
What were you like in high school? I was an AP honors student, dual enrolled in college by day and a gutter punk by night.
What was the path that got you to Revelry? It was a long and winding path, but ultimately I’d say motherhood put me on the path to tech. Prior to family life, I envisioned myself doing research floating on the ocean, all over the world. But motherhood made me want to stay close to home. Working as a developer at Revelry allows me to have work-life balance, while also quenching my thirst for seeking out problems and solving them.
What stood out about Revelry that drove your decision to join the company? The process and culture. I knew I wanted to work for a company that provided solutions, so that I would get to work on a variety of projects. Revelry stood out to me during my apprenticeship, because everyone I interacted with communicates with the core values of the company in mind. Revelry is really unique and a special team to be a part of. I truly enjoy showing up every morning.
What do you do at Revelry? I am a full-stack software engineer.
What’s the best thing about your job? It’s always changing! Getting to pursue my goal of being a lifelong learner one moment and a teacher the next, what could be better?
Tell me more about that one wild or wacky job you held. Sweeping the bottom of the ocean, searching for lost pipelines, repairing existing lines, and removing or installing new ones had to be the coolest and wackiest occupation I have ever had. Commercial diving is why I first landed in New Orleans. While I loved the physical extremes and day-to-day challenges, the physiological effects of diving fascinated me and put me on the path of bio-chem research through hyperbaric and dive medicine.
Tell me more about your interests. Family time on our urban homestead is how I love spending my free time. We raise fiber goats, chickens, and ducks. We grow citrus and a variety of other fruits, herbs, ornamentals, and – some years – vegetables as well. Currently, renovations on our historic home have taken precedence over baking bread, making soap, and canning, preserving, or fermenting our homegrown goodies. We look forward to construction being complete.
What’s your favorite Slack channel at Revelry? The implementation channel.
What’s your favorite emoji in the Revelry Slack? 🤘🏻
What non-digital product could you not live without? A nice comfy blanket.
What is your favorite productivity hack? Take short breaks. I find a short walk and getting some sun on my face increases my productivity and mood. Also coffee… always coffee.
What is your favorite thing about New Orleans? The people!