Senior Interactive Developer
Years at VF: Almost 5
Years in the technology industry: Almost 5
What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was little the first thing I ever wanted to be was a hot dog salesman. One of the guys with a little cart and umbrella that sets up shop in a parking lot! To this day my family likes to remind me of my younger aspirations. Fortunately for me, I discovered programming instead. I will say though, that I can still grill up a pretty good hot dog when needed.
How do you spend your time outside work?
I am a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan. I’m pretty sure I actually bleed blue and white stars. During football season, and most of the off season, if it’s not work it’s the Cowboys. I also love hanging with my wife, dog, friends and family. I’m a huge gamer (mostly console and board games) and I love going on vacation. Give me a warm beach with a drink in my hand and I am golden.
What is your favorite Vectorform project?
How could I possibly pick just one!
What’s your favorite part of working at Vectorform?
The variety in what we do. Over any given year most people at VF will work on multiple projects on multiple platforms. It keeps work new and exciting. It also provides for plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. I’m always looking forward to what’s coming next. What problems are we going to solve? What are we going to do that no one else has done? I also have to give a shout out to the people here at VF. I can’t imagine a more dedicated and passionate team to work with and it shows in everything we do.
What inspires you?
Other developers inspire me the most. I love seeing other devs pushing boundaries and doing new things with technology. The amazing, innovative creations that others come up with make me want to push myself harder and become one of the visionaries myself. If others can do these things than so can I and so can we!
If you had to work at another VF office, which would you choose? Why?
It would be VF Jamaica. This may not exist yet but when it does I will be there. There are not many places I enjoy more than a tropical beach. If I had to pick a current office, it would be Seattle. Most of my current work is on Microsoft technologies and it is a rare project that I’m not working with Seattle in some way. Plus, the pictures of that office always make me jealous and I could get hugs from Woody whenever I want.
What was your favorite piece of technology as a child?
My Sega Genesis. It was my first gaming console and started my love of gaming. In a condensed version of my life, I would say that love of gaming lead to my love of technology and eventually programming. I might have been a completely different person if it were not for that Sega.
If you had to take a week off from the internet and all your devices, what would you do?
Be sad? No, I would go hang up north. For those who don’t live in Michigan everyone goes “up north” into northern Michigan as an easy getaway. My family owns a place on a river in the woods and it is a great place to spend time away from tech and just relax. My week would consist of simply doing nothing, possibly slowly tubing down the river, and a lot of reading. If would be more difficult without my Kindle but I guess I could survive with physical books for one week.Lindsay Lamb – December 14, 2012
Thanks to those VFMO’s and those who showed their support. Enjoy the fruits of our faces.
Vectorform is proud of Emily’s participation at Maker Faire and her involvement to promote science, engineering, technology, and math with students. Events like these embody one of our core values: pushing boundaries through play.
At this unique event “more than 400 makers bring their wares, ideas, inventions and solutions to this two-day festival offering everything from robots, flame shooters and animatronics to solar-powered mechanical sculptures and fashionable finds.”
Robofest is an annual autonomous robotics competition designed to promote and support STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) and Computer Science for students in grades 5 – 12 and college students. Robofest challenges teams of students to design, build, and program robots.Lindsay Lamb – June 14, 2011
Ask and you shall receive. At long last Vectorform brings you, labs.vectorform.com. Written by the ladies and gentlemen who work in “The Pit”, Vectorform Labs consists of exclusive, never before seen content. Follow the production process, and learn how an idea evolves into a complex multi-touch experience. Explore the world’s leading technology with Vectorform Labs and get deep into the thoughts of Team Vectorform.
Tune in and buckle up, it’s going to be an exciting ride.Lindsay Lamb – September 29, 2009
One of Vectorform’s new designers, Ryan Cady who is Third Thursday Chair of AIGA Detroit, attended Chirs Pullman’s lecture at CCS in Detroit. Mr. Pullman gave his lecture on his vast history as a Designer, his process from being a History major in undergrad at Princeton, and his ultimate admission to getting his MFA from Yale.
After graduating from Yale in 1966, Chris Pullman began teaching at Yale and working in his own practice with his wife before being asked to become the head of design at WGBH in Boston. The station had just been rebranded, and this was at a time when public television was still in its infancy stages and was not as well known as it is today. He worked at WGBH for over 30 years helping to mold the station by creating promotions, print, motion graphics for shows such as Nova and Frontline, some of the earliest interactive content for the web (Prodigy!), as well heading up the design group for WGBH’s new HQ in Boston.
He also created the 2mobile to promote the station, which is pretty awesome.
More info on him can be found here:– August 18, 2008
At Vectorform were all about enhancing user experience, and what better way to enhance the Microsoft Surface experience then by placing it in the Vectorform Corporate Sauna. That’s right– sweltering temperatures, cedar walls and multi-touch goodness. After a series of tests we were all shocked at how well the Microsoft Surface performed at over 120 degrees.
Join us next week as our Surface stress tests continue with Surface Skydiving.