Tabler of the Week: Clare Politano Hutchings

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: Clare Politano Hutchings


Tabler Since: September 2015

Hails From: Burke, Virginia

Proud Alumni Of: University of Virginia

What is your role at Social Tables? Software engineer currently serving as Technical Lead of Attendee Manager squad


What were you doing before you came to Social Tables? Getting married, my interview at Social Tables was two days before the wedding. No big deal. Aside from that, I was building web apps for cool brands over at digital agency ISL (with Eli and Johnny!)


What do you like to do outside of work? I’m deep into aerial acrobatics as a form of creative expression–aerial hoop, silks, and pole. I perform and compete in regional pole dance competitions, and training for that takes a lot of time. I bike everywhere and do yoga and Solidcore as cross-training. I love travel, spending time with friends, tattoos, and kale. And I just started watching Westworld, so let’s trade theories.


Talk about your favorite Core Value: I really appreciate Hospitality Matters because I believe the interaction between a host and a guest is fundamental to human experience. Being kind is important, and emphasizing hospitality means we have the opportunity to practice empathy with our customers and each other. This value gives Social Tables particular authenticity as an event tech company, and that is incredibly powerful.


Talk about your favorite Social Tables event: It’s a tie between the 2015 Holiday Party and the Series B dinner. The Holiday Party at the Spy Museum was so fun and different. I’d never been to the Spy Museum and it was awesome to explore the exhibits with other Tablers. The Series B dinner was lovely and I especially enjoyed the race to set up our tables and place settings, especially because my table won “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” 🙂

That’s code for “Not the best”

What makes you weird? I can often be found unapologetically stretching my splits in meetings.

Cheers from Peers:


  • Thanks for your work advocating, planning, and delivering a “RethinkDB Migration” for AM. Fantastic to see those efforts already paying dividends!
  • Happy ST anniversary! Thank you for all of your hard work over the past year in helping us establish ourselves in the DCtech community and for pushing our product to new levels!
  • Thanks for patiently answering a lot of my questions! It’s really helpful! 🙂
  • Way to get in front of our q4 planning and prepare for our OKRs-but-not-really-OKRs meeting today!
  • Great blog post on your migration to RethinkDB. I liked your perspective on the current state of RethinkDB, as well as the technical challenges.
  • Thanks for getting up there and representing PDO in front of the company! I had never seen at least half of it before, so it was incredible to see what’s been done in the past month. Keep it up!
  • Thank you for your your commitment to the AM team and congrats on knocking it out of the park during today’s demo!
  • Great Sprint Planning this morning. I’m impressed with your ability to balance our Monthly goals while doing the things necessary to make our product usable and successful. I really appreciate your support during my transition to working remote. I’d be so hosed without a TL like you.



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