Tabler of the Week: Dan MacTough

This post was written by Sarah Ghessie, operations manager for Social Tables.

Why Do We Have a Tabler of the Week?

We periodically interview one of our amazing co-workers to highlight on our culture blog.  A great culture is 100% about the people that drive it.  We come from different places, backgrounds, and experiences and all add a lot of spice to this workplace.

Tabler of the Week: Dan MacTough

Tabler Since: August 2014

Hails From: Near Philly

Proud Alumni Of: Drexel then transferred to the University of Miami

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What is your role at Social Tables?

Software Engineer – specifically I write JavaScript. I am also responsible for a lot of our Dev Ops (aka keeping our systems up and running).

What were you doing before you came to Social Tables?

Before Social Tables, I worked for another place in DC called Terra Eclipse writing Java Script.

What do you like to do outside of work?

  • A lot of programming (like most Engineers)
  • Spend all of my free time with my kids
  • If I have any time beyond that I really like to read

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Talk about your favorite Core Value:

I have a little different take on Every Day Is A School Day. I tie it back to our roots as being a DDO and to me, that means bringing your true self to work and be willing to improve. That’s also a bargain you have with the company where the company accepts you for being your true self and not trying to pretend you have abilities you don’t have. That’s the bargain: you have flaws (of course) and your commitment is that you try to improve.

Talk about your favorite Social Tables event:

2014 Holiday Party.

What makes you weird?

As an Engineer, we spend so much time thinking about our work and then we go home and the thing of what we like to do the most [programming] is what we did all day for work (and I’m really happy doing that).

Cheers from Peers:

“You always give really great feedback in a really helpful way. I love that you help people come to the conclusions themselves while helping to guide them there in a really constructive way. It’s a really great way to learn and improve. I always appreciate it! Plus, you’re funny as hell!”

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