Employee Q&A: Josh Gross, Software Developer at LiquidPlanner

Alison Clancy | October 30, 2012

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Josh is the newest addition to the LiquidPlanner dev team, so of course we had to officially induct him by forcing (I mean, respectfully asking him) to take the LiquidPlanner Employee Q&A. Find out what he loves about his job, as well as what meal he would eat every day if he could. You might even learn a new word or two (invented by Josh, of course).

Q) What do you do at LiquidPlanner?

I write software.

Q) Such a…concise answer. What makes you passionate about your job?

I am constantly learning. It feels like I touch a new language every day, and with new technologies comes new ways of thinking. Adjusting and expanding my mindframe (that’s a word now, by the way) is challenging but richly rewarding.

Q) What do you think you bring to the LP team?

I’m the junior member of the dev team, and I think I bring an open mind and a positive attitude.

Q) What are your other hobbies, other than coding like a boss?

I’m an amateur body-builder.

Q) What’s your favorite feature in LiquidPlanner?

The collaborative features are my favorite. Being able to exchange comments, reassign tasks, attach documents and share screenshots all in one place is so convenient. It minimizes the friction of collaborating so much that it just feels completely natural.

Q) If you could work in any other profession, what would you choose?

I’d love to write emotional novels, or quirky indie movies no one really understands. There’s something so fascinating and romantic about the life of a writer. Either that, or the GM of the Seahawks.

Q) You have to bring the same lunch to work for seven days straight. What do you pick?

Firecracker sandwich from Tub’s Subs in Lake City and a bottle of unsweetened iced tea. I actually might do this even if I don’t have to.

Q) What’s your favorite saying?

“For many years I was self-appointed inspector of snowstorms and rainstorms, and did my duty faithfully, though I never received one cent for it.” – Henry David Thoreau