I’m happy to introduce you all to the Core team this week. These are the guys who are building the platform that supports the rest of Shotgun and managing our hosted infrastructure. Our focus is performance, security, and services that other teams then use to build new client facing features.
For those of you I haven’t met yet, my name is Brandon Ashworth. I’ve been with Shotgun for 4 years now and have had the opportunity to contribute to development across all of our products and most internal systems. My focus now is spreading that knowledge through the team and leading the product roadmap for the Core team. It’s a balancing act with many external and internal factors, but I’m going to start taking juggling lessons so not to worry!
Now for the folks that work behind the scenes to make it all happen:
The self proclaimed “Super Dad” originally from northern Quebec came to Montreal 20 years ago and never went back. Luc joins the team as the development manager, focusing on clearing the, sometimes seemingly boobietrapped, path to keep the team on track. In his free time, Luc enjoys watching his favorite film, Groundhog Day, which he finds himself watching over and over.
David joins the team as one of our three software developers. Right now, he is working with Guillaume on taking our platform to the next level, fast, secure, and scalable! His super power? The ability to see through code! We’re not quite sure what that means, but it sounds really cool.
Guillaume is one of our software developers, and was the first member of this team to deploy a bug fix. He is currently working with David on platform development. With his vast experience in development, he has gained the useful ability to code in the dark. We hope the lights never go out on us, but we’re thankful to know Guillaume will get us through!
Neil, one of our software developers, was the very first employee to be hired at Shotgun and has been with us from the very start. His forte is security, performance, and backend frameworks...but he can do just about anything! As you may expect, we are currently sharing his expertise with other Shotgun teams, he’s just that kind of guy.
Patrick is the automation engineer for the core team. He’s focusing on automating our testing framework, but also helps us automate any of our tools that we can. You know, those pesky human beings are always making mistakes. As King Arthur would say in his favorite movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “one...two….five!” Oh wait.