Meet Ross, our latest hire, who just joined our development team in Shanghai.
My name is Ross, and I am very happy to currently find myself as part of the Wiredcraft team.
I’m originally from Phoenix, Arizona USA.
I used to be a public speaking and debate coach, then I taught myself to code and started doing web development.
Before joining Wiredcraft as a front-end developer, I held similar positions in some digital agencies in Shanghai.
I fell in love with this job because I learn something new every day, am constantly being presented with new challenges.
I get to innovate, be creative, and have a real sense of accomplishment when something is finished and people can actually use it.
1. What are the three things you like about Wiredcraft? Or what attracted you to apply here?
I met Wiredcraft’s team at JSConf 2017. Over the years I would occasionally meet people who worked here, and had positive things to say about it.
Eventually, when I was looking for new opportunities and decided to research and apply, the fact that everything was so clearly articulated in the playbook (processes, preferred technologies, values, communication style) was a big draw for me.
The interview process left me with a good feeling as well.
I appreciate that someone took the time to actually look at my code and offer feedback. This alone speaks very highly of the culture here and doesn’t happen as often as you think.
2. What’s the most adventurous experience you have had?
First thing that pops into my head would be motorbiking around Palawan Island in the Philippines.
No map, no destination in mind. Just exploring back roads, getting off and hiking into the forest because supposedly there is a waterfall there somewhere.
Stopping in little roadside places to try the food. It was a long time ago.
Recently, I haven’t done as much traveling as I like, but I hope to have more experiences like this in the next few years.
3. What hobbies do you have?
I like to work out, play archery tag, video games (PS4, Switch), read (sci-fi, western, history), and still spend time teaching myself new tech.
4. If there’s one thing you recommend everyone in the world to do, what would it be?
Give other people the benefit of the doubt. Assume they have good intentions.
5. What is the one thing you’ll hope you’ll do in your lifetime?
Spell Philippines right on the first try.
6. What’s the most underestimated talent you have?
Explaining things to people in a way they can understand, having the best variable names, using the rule of three in my writing.