Tabler of the Week: Ben Pyser

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: Ben Pyser

Tabler Since: March 3, 2015

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Hails From: Montgomery County, Maryland. The 301.

Proud Alumni Of: Ball-So-Hard University

What is your role at Social Tables? I’m a mobile engineer, but that has evolved since I’ve been here. I handle all the mobile apps, but also work on other product improvements revolving around attendee management and check-in.

What were you doing before you came to Social Tables? Before Social Tables, I worked as an educational gaming programmer for a company called Bean Creative in Alexandria, VA. I made games for companies like PBS Kids, Random House, Microsoft, and the American Quarter Horse Association. They were geared towards kids, and were on multiple platforms.

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What do you like to do outside of work?
I hang out with my friends a lot. I used to play a lot of sports. I played rugby for the University of Maryland. I’m also a hardware junkie at night. I love to build things. I build my own circuit boards and home control devices.

 

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Talk about your favorite Core Value: Constant Innovation. I like to constantly be making new things, and be ahead of the pace compared to everyone else in the world. I have a passion for virtual reality/augmented reality and have a heavy interest in doing that for Social Tables one day.

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Talk about your favorite Social Tables event: ST Zengo! I thought it was so awesome to work out and go to a bar right after. The fact that we were able to get so many people to go was really impressive.

What makes you weird? I love explaining complex problems to people. I get that from my mom because she’s a special education teacher. Even if it’s a complicated mathematical problem, I find ways to break it down into understandable chunks so that anyone can understand. Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 10.16.36 AM
Cheers from Peers: Just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work on our product. You do a great job making the technical/engineering conversations easy to digest and you always seem to be going the extra mile for us on a million different projects. Plus you’re just a cool dude and a good friend that I enjoy hanging with – keep it up bud!

 

 

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