Singlewire Spotlight: Sarah

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How long have you been at Singlewire and what’s your position?

I’m a member of the software engineering team here at Singlewire. I’ve been at the company for just shy of a year, but I interned the summers of my sophomore and junior years of college as well.

Please describe what you do at Singlewire.

I primarily work on developing the interface for InformaCast, which involves designing and then implementing what most administrators see when setting up and using our software.

What do you like best about working at Singlewire?

The people, for sure! I’ve always been a relatively shy person, and I was really intimidated when I started my first summer internship. Everybody made me feel welcome, they were always willing to lend a helping hand. A couple of years in the future, I don't feel any different--my coworkers are the best part of working here.

What’s been your favorite project you’ve worked on here?

I most recently worked on the Command Center 2.0 project, which was released in early April. After working on implementing our first version of Command Center for customers, I liked watching us incorporate feedback and my experience into the project. More importantly, I know how valuable it is to send notifications in one click, and I’m happy to know I was involved in providing such an indispensable service to customers.

What have you gained from working at Singlewire?

As someone new to the workforce, I’m extremely grateful for the mentorship that I’ve gotten from all of the other employees. As I mentioned, I interned at Singlewire during college, and I got a lot of relevant experience that not only assisted with my coursework, but also prepared me for full-time work. Even now, there are always new technologies to learn and people to teach them around the office.

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

I like to draw in my spare time—I’m not particularly picky about what style I draw in, but I like cartooning the most. When I was younger, my dad had the full collection of Calvin and Hobbes books, which is one of the reasons I was inspired to learn how to draw. Writing also takes up some of my time, mostly for my other hobby, tabletop games like Dungeons and Dragons, since I like being the ‘GM’ or storyteller of that sort of game.

What TV show or movie are you most ashamed to admit you love?

I’m not really ashamed to admit that I love The Office, but I am ashamed to admit how many times I’ve watched the show. I can quote most of the first three or four seasons pretty much front to back. Probably more shameful is the list of movies that I haven’t watched…

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Is saying “sandwiches” cheating? I feel like it is, depending on your definition of sandwich—if it’s anything between two slices of bread, that feels a little broad. I guess I would pick hamburgers, since you can dress them up so many different ways, but I love trying new foods, so it’s a little hard to say.

What’s the best place you’ve traveled to and why?

My family made the trek across the country and saw a bunch of national parks in one trip a few summers ago. We saw the Badlands, Yellowstone, and the Grand Tetons (as well as a few others) in the course of a week. I’d be hard to pick one of those three, but I think it would have to be Yellowstone. I was really interested in volcanos when I was a kid, and getting to see a place shaped by it as an adult allowed me a more direct perspective (we don’t have a lot of volcanoes here in Wisconsin).

Where’s your hometown?

I lived in Neenah for most of my life. It’s in northeast Wisconsin by Lake Winnebago. I like to tell people it’s the place that makes the manhole covers—in a lot of places in the US, if you look down at them, it’ll say Neenah Foundry. That’s where I’m from.

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