Each week at Brooks Bell, we have a short meeting Friday morning with the entire team. During the meeting we get updates on tests and the company, and award a “Star of the Week.”
This week, our Star is optimization engineer, Jeremy Andrews. Jeremy is always there to give a helping hand, and last week he really stepped up. Congratulations Jeremy!
Are you reading anything interesting right now?
I’ve been (slowly) working my way through H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction. I’m also chipping away at The Anatomy of Motive by John Douglas. I was a Criminology major and find criminal psychology extremely fascinating, so I often find myself reading things that make most people look at me funny.
Do you have any advice for aspiring developers or those new to the field?
Never stop learning. Learn as much as you can from online resources like Stack Overflow, and take advantage of shared knowledge from other developers through meetups in the community. Spend extra time learning about things that most developers often overlook, like SEO, marketing strategies and consumer psychology. These skills can help give you a competitive advantage and make you a more well-rounded and strategic developer. The day you become content with the skills you have is the day you become obsolete, so strive to learn something new every day.
Favorite work/life slogan or quote?
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face; You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
The Brooks Bell Star of the Week is a team member who has gone above and beyond typical expectations during the week. The award is designed to empower our team and ensure everyone’s hard work is appreciated and recognized.
The winner receives a large trophy they get to keep for the entire week, fully equipped with extra Nerf darts (extra protection for those impromptu Nerf wars). They also get the honor of selecting the following week’s winner.
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