Much like a pod of whales or a pack of wolves, did you know that a group of gorillas is called a band? In this blog series, we’re going to introduce you to members of our band – engineers, technical recruiters, PMs, designers, and more who make up the most important asset in Gorilla Logic…our talent! Are you Gorilla material? Join the band today!
Full Stack Web Developer Patrick Dobson
Patrick Dobson is one of Gorilla Logic’s talented Full-Stack Developers. He has over eight years of experience designing, developing and deploying web and desktop applications for startups and small businesses. Patrick most enjoys building software that improves quality of life – even if it’s just about getting people home for dinner on time. When he’s not coding, he prefers to spend time with his family. He is also a consummate nerd and enjoys discussing pop culture like Game of Thrones, Star Wars, The Simpsons, and Nintendo. Other spirited conversation topics include sports, politics, history, and startups.
Where’s your hometown? – Warren, Ohio.
Favorite place you’ve traveled to? – San Juan, Puerto Rico.
How many years have you worked in your field? – Hacking on the web for 18 years, pro developer for 8 years.
Best advice you have received personally or professionally? – Know your weaknesses and learn to account for them.
What is an underrated product that you believe deserves more attention? – Books. We still haven’t found a better transmission system for dense knowledge/wisdom on a single topic.
If you could travel back in time to any period in history, when would it be? – I’d go to Alexandria, Egypt around 200 BC and spend the rest of my life pre-inventing the steam engine.
Where do you go to relax and recharge? – Outside. I like to run, hike and read.
What is your personal motto? – I need more information.
Favorite tech blog/website/publication? – Hacker News.
What qualities make someone successful in the tech world? – Love. Love your family. Love your co-workers. Love your clients. Love your client’s customers. Love your enemies. The answer to every question and the solution to every problem is love.