There’s an area in the LiquidPlanner offices where it’s super quiet except for the sound of keyboards tapping away. This is where our developers work heads-down writing their magic code to create new LP features and enhance current ones. Kelsey Schlarman sits in this pool of software engineers, and recently took a break to tell us a bit about herself. Read on to learn how she deals with boredom, where she vacations, and more.
Title and description of what you do.
Software Engineer. I help develop, code, and test new features for LiquidPlanner.
Do you have a ritual or routine to the start of your work day?
I like to have a bowl of cereal. I’m definitely a breakfast person.
How do you beat boredom?
The Pocket (formerly Read It Later) iPhone app. I’ve got dozens of unread articles squirreled away, ready for boredom to strike. Combined with the Kindle reader app, NPR podcasts, and a few mindless games, I’m essentially never bored.
What do you appreciate most in your co-workers?
A favorite vacation spot, and why?
Squamish, BC. It’s close enough for a last minute weekend trip, so I usually head up there a few times every year when the weather is nice. It’s an amazing place to go rock climbing and the scenery is stunning. The town itself has a few nice breweries and bars and plenty of camping spots.
A favorite book
1Q84 by Haruki Murikami. I’m in love with this author.
What music are you listening to these days?
tUnE yArDs was the last band that really hooked me.
What’s your strategy for Mondays?
I like to reserve Monday night for something fun, like a trip to the climbing gym, or relaxing at home. It’s nice to have something to look forward to at the start of the work week.