Our resident Python guru, Aaron, graduated from ASU with a major in Japanese, was an exchange student in Hiroshima, and drove a help desk at Direct Alliance for their Japanese clients. Not seeing much chance for a bright future at the help desk, Aaron started a small web development firm, he had plenty of fun sneaking Python into the marketing sides of web applications with a Java back-end... naughty naughty. Delighted with the opportunity to use Python in the full light of day for the brilliant product map at Stremor, Aaron lept at the chance to code with the lights on. There’s more, but the State Department has classified entire blocks of Aaron’s background -- that’s all we can say about that.
Anghel loves programming in Python because of its clean syntax and expressiveness. He speaks 3.4 languages and enjoys cooking delicious Mediterranean meals. French counts as .4. He loves clean usable designs, documented code, and exotic programming languages such as Erlang. Basic personal core values are simplicity and minimalism. He enjoys nature and rides a sport motorcycle. If Anghel's code is fast, then wait to see his motorcycle "threading" between the cars on 101.
With an eclectic education in web design and development, as well as the recording arts, Jeff suffered for years under the weight of the Zend Framework, but still managed to turn out a lot of interesting projects. Despite tasting the full experience of the Silicon Valley culture in his alter ego as a master of the recording arts, Jeff came back to the more tranquil and searing hot desert here in Scottsdale. Having pushed the limits of CSS3 and HTML5 for his thankless prior employers, Jeff took the job here at Stremor in a heartbeat. Having a compelling singing voice, Jeff often is heard singing his unique compositions where he uses CSS for lyrics.
Our all around product enthusiast has a varied background that spans the continent. Having catered to the rich and famous as a doorman at an exclusive boutique hotel in New York City, as well as elbowing away competition as a commodities trader on the floor of the NY Mercantile Exchange, Joe has a way of getting things done. Today Joe fills many roles as our Product Evangelist, from producing videos to managing social communications to hobnobbing with industry luminaries at events. He’s also fond of long trips in the desert and roughing it with something he’s calling “glamping,” we don’t know what that is.
Life is tough for super genius high school kids, there’s not much of a future these days for brilliant young programmers. Jon’s early claim to fame was an inspired Twitter plug-in for Fire Fox at the tender age of 13. Having had to turn down a job offer from Google because he had too much homework, Jon continued with several personal projects including something that made his bedroom disappear for 17.48 seconds. As he became an expert in just about every programming language known to man, Jon realized machine learning and real natural language processing is the future. So he spent his entire summer helping to create code for us -- the problem is, none of us knows what it does, and we’re terrified of running it.
Our intrepid female employee is actually in hiding as her years as a super hero in California have created a long list of those who would wish her harm. She is single handedly responsible for the prevention of the 2009 meteor’s impact in Oakland -- never heard of it? Thank Mary Anne. Today she passes the time writing copy, waiting for the moment where her enemies least expect her return.
Supposedly raised by cannibal pygmies in the remote jungle of Long Island, Stephen Melzer got his first break as a Jell-O juggler for the now defunct Cross Brothers Circus. He parlayed that experience into a mildly successful career as an accountant and investment advisor. His client relationships have led to several side ventures, including a short lived stint as an executive producer of a Broadway show. Lately, he’s been holed up in his office, keeping tabs on the flow of money that keeps the liquid helium flowing.