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: Rohit Kalkur
Tabler Since: February 2014
Hails From: Colorado Springs, CO
Proud Alumni Of: CU Boulder (Go Buffs!)
What is your role at Social Tables? Software Engineer – Helping build and maintain the core products and internal tools of Social Tables, and collaborating with the rest of my PDOT teammates to come up with innovative technical solutions to solve complex problems in the hospitality world.
What were you doing before you came to Social Tables? I worked for a research and development company that focused on prototype development for the US government.
What do you like to do outside of work? Now that football season has started, I love watching my hometown Denver Broncos and managing my various fantasy teams. I also enjoy listening to music (big hip-hop fan) and going to shows at all the cool venues in the DC area.
Talk about your favorite Core Value:
“Everyday is a School Day” definitely resonates the most with me. I love being part of a culture that encourages people to grow each and every day they set foot in the office and to learn from their mistakes.
Talk about your favorite Social Tables event:
The Series A dinner last year was incredible. The event was held on the rooftop of the Newseum, which overlooks the Capitol building. It was just a surreal moment where I realized that Social Tables was no ordinary run-of-the-mill startup company and that we were poised to accomplish great things in our future.
What makes you weird?
My teammates might say it is my tendency to constantly rock back and forth while I am in my coding “zone” (I can’t help it when I get in the zone!) Others would say the fact I drink water out of a large flower vase instead of a cup (it’s more efficient!)
Cheers from Peers:
I love that you brought back lunch and learns to the eng team. That’s so important for our culture and I appreciate your leadership around it!