Employee Spotlight: Meet Jon Schwadron our Newest Team Member

Employee Spotlight: Meet Jon Schwadron our Newest Team Member

We are excited to announce that Jon Schwadron has joined the Burlington Bytes team as a Technical Engineer and Developer. Formerly a Software Engineer at robotics firm Replica Labs out of Boulder, CO, Schwadron’s experience and skillset will add new depth to the development team as it grows. Jon’s programming languages include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, Django, Ruby on Rails among others. He studied to be a Full Stack Developer at General Assembly in NY.

“This exciting opportunity with Burlington Bytes is the role & firm that attracted me to the area”, said Schwadron on his career move.  “Between the incredible culture of teamwork, growth, and improvement, coupled with everything the Vermont lifestyle has to offer, made moving here an easy decision.”

“We continue to add people at a rapid clip” said founder Peter Jewett, “and attracting talent like Jon from other states and firms is a huge win for Burlington Bytes and the Vermont technology ecosystem”.

Now that we’ve introduced Jon and his role at BBytes, let’s get to know him on a more personal level.

It’s “Employee Spotlight” time! Here’s our Q&A with him…

Q: How did you first learn about Burlington Bytes?

Jon: Craigslist! At first I was skeptical… but the post they made looked really professional for a craigslist post. I went ahead and emailed them my resume along with Linkedin. I got a quick response and got an interview!

Q: Where did you work before BBytes?

Jon: Replica Labs in Boulder, CO via remote from New York. It was a volunteer thing and their technology is fascinating; 3D scanning with your smartphone. Replica Labs is now acquired by another computer vision company, I wish them all the best!

Q: What is the favorite part about working here?

Jon: Humorous and friendly environment. Dogs everywhere. The smell of coffee brew all day long.

Q: What do you find the most challenging about working at Burlington Bytes?

Jon: Since I’m new to both Burlington Bytes and Vermont, I’m currently adapting to the environment. Vermont is a new experience for me, and I intend to fully explore the way things run here. It already feels different than NYC.

Q: Where are you originally from and where you live now?

Jon: My hometown is Maybrook, New York. I currently reside in Winooski.

Q: What are your interests & hobbies?

Jon: My biggest skill is photography, which I’ve enjoyed for 10 years now. I picked up snowboarding last year, self-taught through video lessons and today I’m doing eurocarves. Now looking to jump into the bicycling bandwagon.

Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Jon: On top of any mountain, above the clouds. It has to have a ton of snow and a ski lift. Just like this guy.

Q: What is one of the things on your bucket list?

Jon: The major one would be Esteem, which is a Middle-Ear Implant, that will basically boost my hearing capability and basically make my life easier by a million miles. Normal hearing levels with the option to power on or off.

Q: If you could take one physical item with you on a deserted island, what would it be?

Jon: Light Saber – It can make fire, it can cut things, it can protect you from danger, and they make great flashlights.

Q: If you could only eat one meal, for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Jon: Authentic Chinese Hot Pots from NYC! Tacos would be good too.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Jon. Everyone here at Burlington Bytes is really glad he joined the team as he is a talented, hard-working gentleman!

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