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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!