All posts by Odette Jacquet

Every month at the AE offices, we choose our Pop Culture Picks. It could be an album, a band, a book, a movie, a TV show, a podcast, or anything else we enjoyed over the previous 30 days. Keep scrolling to find out what caught our attention this month!

Annabel and Jeff’s Pick

Jeff & Annabel's Pop Culture Pick is Australia
Jeff Mitchel and Annabel Youens, Co-founders

Australia ✈

Spoiler Alert: Jeff and I are going to Australia for Christmas! 

Yep, we chose an entire country as our Pop Culture Pick. It’s really just an excuse to share some things that we love about Australia! This isn’t our first trip down under, and won’t be our last…Here’s what keeps us coming back:

1.Flat Whites – some of the best coffee in the world is made in Australia. It’s a bit of an obsession down there and one we can totally understand.

2.Violet Crumble – this chocolate bar is a thick slab of honeycomb (a.k.a. “sponge toffee” in Canada!)  covered in chocolate. They’re only available in Australia and there is something so satisfying about this crunchy, dense combination.

3.Beaches – those long sandy beaches you see in the promotional videos are legit. Not only are there thousands of beaches, but they’re also well organized. Most have paths carved through the dunes to protect the flora and fauna that live there. And quite often there is a shower near the parking lot. After a day in the sand, sun, and surf you can rinse off before hopping in the car to pick up fish and chips for dinner!

4.Pies – in Australia and neighbor NZ, pies are not filled with fruit. These pies are thick meat pies with flaky pastry. Jeff’s favorite is steak and cheese. Mine is mince and cheese. A gas store staple, you can find a pie just about anywhere in the country. Top tip – don’t try driving and eating a meat pie from its wrapper. It’s a disaster.

5.Friends – this is my number 1 reason for loving Australia. One of my best friends from Kindergarten lives there and for 37 years we’ve kept in touch by letter, recorded tapes, emails, and visits. When I see her it’s like we were hanging out yesterday, even when it’s been years between visits. She’s the type of friend I scream with joy when I see. What is better than that!

Jennifer’s Pick

Jenn's Pop Culture Pick is Stardew Valley
Jennifer Tigner, Intermediate Developer

Stardew Valley 📱

TL:DR; Stardew Valley is a warm, leisurely, and wholesome role-playing game that fills you with a sense of accomplishment.

I started playing this game on my iPhone and I just. Can’t. Stop.

Stardew Valley is a relaxing, go-at-your-own-pace roleplaying game in the old 2D pixel style. The game is reminiscent of the beloved Harvest Moon. You play by planting a garden of crops, taking care of your barn animals and your farm property, fishing, mining, and forming relationships with the other folks in Stardew Valley.

The game starts on the first day of spring and cycles through the year, with 28 days (4 weeks) per season. Each day passes in about 20 minutes of real time, and then I have to bring my character back to my house to sleep each night. One time I forgot to do so and I ‘fell asleep’ outside around 2 am. A doctor brought me home and kindly emptied my wallet along the way! 😂

It is oddly fun and satisfying seeing my work on the farm come to life as time passes. Here’s a taste of how the game plays. I wake up, see if the ores I mined have turned to bars in my furnace, water my plants, feed my animals, and head to town for 9 am when the woodworking and blacksmith stores open. From there it’s a choice of making friends and bringing them gifts, foraging for items in the forest, or ax-picking rocks down in the mines (among other things). I particularly enjoy visiting the beach and hunting for seashells. It’s the daily routine that gives the game a real sense of purpose and leaves you feeling content.

Stardew Valley originally came out in 2016 (2018 on iOS) with rave reviews. IGN gave it an 8.8/10 and Metacritic, an 8.9/10. That’s pretty darn good. Plus, the graphics and colors are stunning on my iPhone X’s OLED screen.

If you want a game that is both fun and relaxing to play, give Stardew valley a try!

Mike’s Pick

Mike's Pop Culture Pick is the game Ys VIII
Mike Penhall, Senior Developer

YS VIII 🎮

TL:DR; Lightweight action JRPG with a difference.

This one’s been out for a while on various systems (PS4, PS Vita, Steam) but it’s reasonably new to the Switch, my preferred console for Japanese role-playing games (JRPG). The Ys series (pronounced ‘ees’) has been around since the NES days, but admittedly this is the first of the series I’ve ever played and I’m enjoying it a lot.

In many ways Ys VIII is a pretty standard action JRPG. Heroes with big swords, magic, talking animals- you know the drill. But there are a few points of difference as well. Unlike most JRPG series that see a new world and characters with each sequel, the Ys series has followed hero Adol Christen since the very first game. The combat is also seamless and takes place in the overworld – no switching back and forth between exploration and battle mode. This works so well you wonder why it isn’t used in more games!

The scenario and game world are great, with the protagonists shipwrecked on a mysterious island, and Adol searching for any remaining survivors to return to the ever-evolving Castaway Village. It’s also refreshingly fast moving for a JRPG with just a short prelude episode before dumping you into the game proper. Highly recommended.

Odette’s Pick

Odette's Pop Culture Pick is the movie Free Solo
Odette Jacquet, Precision Marketer

FREE SOLO 🎬

In short: Free Solo is a documentary about climber Alex Honnold and his journey up El Capitan without the use of any ropes. While easy to sum up in a sentence, this film captures one of the most impressive, challenging, and dangerous athletic feats ever achieved.

El Capitan is a 3,000 ft vertical face of granite in Yosemite National Park. The smooth rock offers very little handholds, making it quite a challenging climb. Naturally, it has become a longstanding favorite of rock climbers, with thousands scaling it each year.

In 2017, Alex Honnold, an American climber, made it from top to bottom in under 4 hours. This in itself is no big deal. While most do the climb over the course of a few days, the speed record at the time was around 2 hours.

What made it absolutely *insane* was that he climbed the whole thing with no ropes. I repeat. No. Ropes.

Imagine being on the side of a sheer cliff of granite over 2,000 ft in the air with nothing keeping you there except your two hands and feet?!

There were times in the film when Alex only had one hold and it was his big toe on ⅛” lump of rock. Not to mention the vertical crack near the end of the climb that he ascended by jamming in one arm above the other…I’m no climber but witnessing Alex’s strength and fearlessness was dang inspiring.  

Free Solo has that classic National Geographic feel. It is full of breathtaking shots of El Capitan and the surrounding Yosemite National Park. You also get to see how the film was shot- drones and a film crew made up of professional climbers did the trick!

The film isn’t just about Alex’s climb up El Capitan. We also get to learn about his daily life, early years, and family. This provides a lot of context for why he was almost uniquely qualified to attempt the climb. My one critique is that there was just a little too much fluff about the impact of climbing on his romantic relationships…It had me thinking: let’s get back to the dizzyingly gorgeous cinematography already!

With a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, you can’t really go wrong. But if you’re still not sold, check out this 360 degrees snippet from the film (click and drag the screen to rotate your view!). You can also watch the trailer here.

A few words of warning: I am not afraid of heights, but this is one heck of a nerve-wracking film. Be prepared to sweat a little, especially if you see it in IMAX like I did!

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Check out our pop culture picks from previous months:

Every month at the AE offices, we choose our Pop Culture Picks. It could be an album, a band, a book, a movie, a TV show, a podcast, or anything else we enjoyed over the previous 30 days. Keep scrolling to find out what caught our attention this month!

Annabel’s Pick

Annabel's pop culture pick in november is love to sew
Annabel Youens, CMO and Co-founder

Love to Sew  📻

In short: My pick gives you everything a sewist could want in a podcast. It’s also an interesting insight into how audiences connect with brands that are authentic.

Helen Wilkinson and Caroline Somos host the specialized podcast Love to Sew. From Vancouver, BC (Hello from over the water!) these two ladies chat about sewing, making, and small business. They also interview guests involved in sewing, printmaking, and fabrics from all over the world.

Sewing used to be considered a Home Economics class or a necessity skill because you couldn’t afford to purchase clothes. Lately, sewing has gone through a revival. A lot of people are turning to their hands, and needle, to make their own clothes.

Many are discovering this art because they refuse to support fast fashion any longer. Others, because they are tired of not fitting into the “sizes” offered by mainstream fashion. For me, it’s a combination of these things, combined with the fact that it’s a huge stress reliever. When I’m sewing I’m concentrating on the feel of the fabric, the design of the pattern, and also trying to figure out how this 2D pattern becomes a 3D object I can wear. I’m definitely not thinking about my start-up!

I love the podcast because I learn A LOT about sewing. Every episode teaches me a new skill, or how to look at the craft in a different way. Helen and Caroline also come across the mic as “themselves.” They have corny jokes, make up songs and craft a mean sewing pun. The success of their podcast reaffirms my belief that if you are yourself and share useful information with your audience, people will connect with you. Any brand can learn from that.

How does this low-tech hobby keep me grounded at my startup? Read the full blog post here.

Jennifer’s Pick

jenn's pop culture pick for november is elle king shake the soul
Jennifer Tigner, Intermediate Developer

Shake the Spirit by Elle King 🎶

TL;DR: Her talent as a songwriter mixed with her smoky voice are a recipe for success. This album works through some hard emotions but stays fresh with mellow beats and well-written lyrics.

I remember listening to the radio a couple years ago and hearing a song that made me think “wow, that girl’s voice is way better than all the other mediocre pop songs on the radio right now.”

Fast-forward a few years and Elle King has come out with her second album. A real pleasure to listen to, it showcases a depth of soul that is rare for a pop radio star these days. Her voice is husky and thick, with moments of southern soul and blues. When I listen to the album, I get the sense that she’s using her music to get emotions off her chest, like you would with a close friend.

The songs “Baby Outlaw” and “Shame” ease you into the album with a fun beat. From then on, tracks start to get more serious. It quickly becomes evident that she’s gone through tough times in the last few years. “Good Thing Gone,” “Runaway,” and “Chained” are slower ballads that show the sadness she is feeling as she works through the failure of her relationship. “Sober” brings to light other issues that she has faced head-on in the making of this album. It ends on a positive note with “Little Bit Of Lovin,” a self-encouraging track with gospel vibes.

Mike’s Pick

mike's pop culture pick for november is roots, radicals and rockers by billy bragg
Mike Penhall, Senior Developer

Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg 📖

TL;DR: A definitive history of the 20th century’s first youth-led musical movement.

Skiffle music evolved from the UK’s traditional jazz scene in the mid-1950s. This occurred roughly parallel to the evolution of rock n’ roll in the US. Marking a strong change from the stale, ponderous, overly-produced BBC sponsored pop music of the time, Skiffle featured energetic interpretations of traditional folk and blues songs. These tunes were not easy to come by and were readily sought out by the music-loving teenagers of the time. Expertly written and researched by punk/folk musician Billy Bragg, Roots, Radicals and Rockers is a definitive look at the oft-overlooked genre that went on to inspire artists as diverse the Beatles and The White Stripes.

Odette’s Pick

odette's pop culture pick is mariam and amadou
Odette Jacquet, Precision Marketer

Dimanche à Bamako by Amadou & Mariam 🎶

In short: They fell in love at a school for the blind and have been making music ever since. This afro-blues-world album features traditional African instruments- you will not be able to stop your toes tapping along to the beat!

Amadou and Mariam met at a school for the blind in Mali. After discovering their shared interest in music, they started performing and recording tracks. In 2003, they were approached by famous world music star Manu Chao, who went on to produce their album, Dimanche à BamakoThe album was hugely successful and won the BBC Awards for Best World Music Album in 2006. Now, at age 50 and with many grandchildren, the duo continues to make music and tour the world.

Dimanche à Bamako is an energizing and diverse album. Most of the tracks are bluesy-funky-world-music-mashups, like “Taxi Bamako” and “Beaux Dimanches.” The album also features sparse, beautiful songs like “M’bife” and “M’bife Blues.” While you probably don’t speak French or Bambara, you will still be able to feel the emotion behind the lyrics. Oh and if you are already a fan of Manu Chao, you will enjoy the catchy and upbeat tracks “Senegal Fast Food” and “Camions Sauvages.” His signature style really shines through on these two, as well as his unique vocals.

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Check out our pop culture picks from previous months:

Every month at the AE offices, we choose our Pop Culture Picks. It could be an album, a band, a book, a movie, a TV show, a podcast, or anything else we enjoyed over the previous 30 days. Keep scrolling to find out what caught our attention this month!

Annabel’s Pick

annabel's pop culture pick for october is viticulture
Annabel Youens, CMO and Co-founder

Viticulture 🎲

In short: Make wine, drink wine and have fun!

I have a fantasy of owning a vineyard named Duojong Wines. My fantasy co-owner Mij and I visit our vineyard annually to sip award-winning wines on our shaded patio. Ah….

In reality, I know running a vineyard is very hard work! Having spent one day picking Pinot Noir grapes during harvest season in Queenstown, I got a very small taste of what it takes to be in the business.

I feel like I’ve found my perfect middle ground with the board game Viticulture. I get to drink wine and pretend to run my own winery. Do I plant more Pinot Gris vines? Should I build my tasting room now or wait? Will I be able to fill an upcoming order for Champagne? Oh, the decisions!

Viticulture is a worker placement game. You use your workers to plant vines, build structures, harvest the grapes, cellar the wine and fill orders. Each season you can perform specific actions, like planting in the spring and harvesting in the fall. It’s all about using your resources wisely and figuring out the best strategy to get ahead on the leaderboard.

I’ve only played the game once but I’m hooked and already strategizing my next game!

Jeff’s Pick

Jeff's pop culture pick for october is b: the beginning
Jeff Mitchell, CTO and Co-founder

B: The Beginning 📺

TL;DR: An epic Netflix Anime series with stunning graphics, great characters, and an overlapping storyline that includes both crime AND supernatural powers!

Netflix has gathered quite the catalog of quality Anime, with favorites like Fullmetal Alchemist, Death Note, Psycho Pass, Ajin and more. Recently, the streaming giant has even started to create their own original Anime, such as B: The BeginningWhile definitely worthy of a shout out, this 12-episode series is somewhat hard to describe, with two overlapping storylines.

The first storyline is a procedural crime drama involving an unorthodox, genius detective, Keith Flick. Along with his colleagues, Keith is looking into a series of crimes, primarily one involving a serial killer called “Killer B.”

The second storyline is a more supernatural tale about a secret group of young ‘god-like’ beings who have a variety of super-human abilities. This group is actually behind the crimes the detectives are trying to solve.

Pros:

  • Excellent animation. The characters are very well drawn and the action sequences of the crimes, as well as the supernatural battles, look visually stunning.
  • Great characters. Keith Flick is very likable, as is Lily, who is the Watson to his Holmes. On the supernatural side I thought Koku, as the protagonist, and Minatsuki, as the villain, are well-matched and intriguing.

Cons:

  • Complicated storyline. The most common critique of the show is that the storyline is complex and convoluted. In its defense, the plot really does comes together at the end of the season. And throughout, each episode drew me in and kept me interested, making me want to see how it all pans out.

Overall, I feel like this was a great effort by Netflix and I would be interested in seeing more of the series. Judging by the title,  B: The Beginning, I’d say this is a good possibility.

Odette’s Pick

Odette's pop culture pick for october is what we do in the shadows
Odette Jacquet, Precision Marketer

What We Do In The Shadows (2014) 🎬

What you need to know: A horror-comedy-mockumentary about a group of vampire flatmates and their struggles with mundane life. If you hate vampire movies, watch this.

Vampires. There’s something about these mysterious, blood-sucking creatures that we are so taken with. And why not? They can be noble and villainous, seductive and sparkly- ready to fill any desire of the imagination.

This faux documentary follows a group of four vampire flatmates, living in Wellington, New Zealand. We sit in on their house meeting, go out on the town in search of blood, and attend the annual undead ball. Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, 2016), who wrote, directed and starred in the film, clearly had fun with this one. It’s quirky, goofy, and drop-dead hilarious throughout!

Highlights include delicious Kiwi accents, an Inception-style zero-gravity fight scene, and blood spurting worthy of Tarantino himself. Watch this film on Halloween with friends and family (or roommates if you’ve got any!) and be prepared to laugh your guts out.

Mike’s Pick

Mike's Pop Culture Pick for October is Colleen Green
Mike Penhall, Senior Developer

Casey’s Tape / Harmontown Loops by Colleen Green 🎶

TL;DR: Sugary lo-fi pop rock and great songwriting, worthy of some of punk rock’s all-time greats.

I guess sounding like the Ramones is a bit of a cliché these days, but few do it with as much style and great songwriting as LA songwriter, Colleen Green. Casey’s Tape / Harmontown Loops is her first release since 2016’s also excellent I Want To Grow Up (there’s that Ramones thing again).

The album is made up of a recent EP and a couple of new tracks and is her most accomplished work to date. There’s a lot more than the Ramones influence going on here though. “I Wanna Be Ignored,” despite having a very Ramonesey title, is an infectious disco bounce and “Maybe I’ll Get Hit By A Car Tonight” adds synthesizers and doo-wop swing to the mix.

Colleen Green is one to watch. If you’re still not convinced, consider that her first album is named Milo Goes To Compton – a reference to both the Descendents and N.W.A! This alone is a reason to check her out.

Jennifer’s Pick

Jenn's pop culture pick for october
Jennifer Tigner, Intermediate Developer

Cat Lady 🃏

TL;DR: Are you bad at complex board games like I am, but still like to have fun? Then do I ever have the (quirky & cute) card game for you!

A few weeks ago, I was feeling pretty stressed out. My partner noticed and came home with Cat Lady! I laughed right away.

This is a simple “draft” card game with a straightforward objective: gain cats, feed them, and win with the most points! The deck has awesome cards featuring cat food, cat costumes, cat toys, and if you are lucky, catnip. Stray cat cards, for example, give you extra powers to help you win!

Cats include Chairman Meow, Pablo Picatso, Sir Cuddleface, LeVar Purrton and Waffle (you’re sure to win with this one!). I know it sounds silly in a bad way…But with artfully designed cards, cute cat names, and easy strategy, the game comes together so well. I still don’t win most of the time, but every once in a while I become the crazy cat lady! 😻

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Check out our pop culture picks from previous months:

Every month at the AE offices, we choose our Pop Culture Picks. It could be an album, a band, a book, a movie, a TV show, a podcast, or anything else we enjoyed over the previous 30 days. Keep scrolling to find out what caught our attention this month!

Avery’s Pick  

Avery's pop culture pick for the month of September is flower boy by tyler he creator
Avery Kushner, Junior Software Developer

Flower Boy by Tyler The Creator 🎶

TLDR; Flower Boy is a creative masterpiece that brings something new and fresh to the world of Hip Hop.

Behold, the soundtrack of Avery’s life during the month of August. The production value on this thing is amazing, especially considering Tyler The Creator himself produced it. Tyler’s talent is fully showcased on Flower Boy, no question. Flower Boy is a creative masterpiece that brings something new and fresh to the world of Hip Hop.

Raw creative drive is masterfully harnessed and propagated throughout each track while seamlessly tying the album into beautiful coherence. Each track is undeniably funky, marching along with strong breakbeat grooves. This is then layered with either extremely pretty chords like on “See You Again” or downright nasty melodies such as on “Who Dat Boy.” Oh yeah, and Tyler’s low register punchy rhymes are tight as usual.

There is a certain honesty invoked in this album that is rare in music, let alone in an entire album. It is honest in the sense that you can hear the artist’s pure unhinged expression of creativity. And I for one am completely blown away.

Jennifer’s Pick

Jenn's pop culture pick for the month of September is Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Jennifer Tigner, Intermediate Developer

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 📖

TL;DR: A beautiful book about a group of students growing up in a boarding school in England. The only twist: they were born and raised to provide organs for other people.

This month I read a book that was as strange as it was entertaining.

The story follows the main character Kathy and her two friends Ruth and Tommy as they grow up in a boarding school in England in the 20th century (the book isn’t exact, but I’d guess the 1970’s/1980’s). This boarding school is completely isolated from the outside world and the students only interact with their teachers (a.k.a. ‘Guardians’) and each other up until they graduate. The students grow up together, forming deep friendships, and over the course of their education, they slowly learn what they really are: ‘Donors’ and ‘Carers’.

It turns out that the students are grown for the sole purpose of donating their organs, one by one until they ‘Complete’ (die!). The students claim that they always sort of knew their fate, despite being taught this reality piece by piece and when they were too young to fully understand. It is a simple truth in this fictional society and no one questions it: not even the students themselves.

The novel focuses more on the students’ experience of growing up, leaving this a grim subplot that lurks in the background. Ultimately, this is what makes Never Let Me Go a haunting and morally heart-wrenching read.

Annabel’s Pick

Annabel's pop culture pick for the month of September is Be the Cowboy, an album by Mitski
Annabel Youens, CMO and Co-founder

Be the Cowboy by Mitski 🎶

In short: My pick gives you sweet, angsty and surprising songs. 

It’s been quite a while since I’ve had an album on repeat. Enter Be the Cowboy by Mitski. 

Now admittedly, I have a bit of thing for angsty women and Mitski is bang-on: angsty, sweet, and confused. But what I love most about Mitski’s album is that each track is so very different:

  • Me and My Husband” is instantly catchy. You will be humming this song.
  • Lonesome Love” has a lovely guitar strum and beautiful vocals.
  • Nobody” is a new-disco track. How can you not love Mitski singing into her hairbrush in the video?

You need to listen to the full album to appreciate her range. The songs will surprise you. Enjoy.

Odette’s Pick

Odette's pop culture pick for the month of September is Insight Timer, a meditation app.
Odette Jacquet, Precision Marketer

Insight Timer 📳

What you need to know: Insight Timer is a mobile app that offers thousands of free guided meditations, courses and, of course, a timer for your meditations. It is a game-changer for those looking to start a meditation practice.

Insight Timer is my favourite app right now because nothing else has been so effective at getting me to meditate.

The first thing you will see is a world map lit up with dots. These are people who are using the app right now to meditate (3,993). Next to that is the day’s total number of meditations so far (426,882) and the option to search for meditators near you. Meditating is a solitary practice but it sure is nice to know that you aren’t alone!

Who knew that you could gamify meditating. The app tracks your activity allowing you to see your stats: frequency, duration, and averages with pretty charts to boot. You can also reach milestones and earn badges based on your activity (for example, the 7 days in a row milestone or the lofty 365 consecutive days badge!). It is actually weirdly motivating…

The meditation timer itself has lots of handy features like interval bells to keep you focused, ambient sounds and 9 different singing bowls to choose from to signal the end of your practice. I love that it keeps on timing after the bell sounds so that you can add on the extra minutes if you go over. 

If having a meditation practice has ever been on your list of new year’s resolutions, this is the life hack you’ve been waiting for!

Mike’s Pick

Mike's pop culture pick for the month of September is the album Future Me Hates Me by The Beths.
Mike Penhall, Senior Developer

Future Me Hates Me by The Beths 🎶

TL;DR: Crunchy indie pop rock hooks on kiwi band’s great debut album.

The Beths are an indie garage pop band from Auckland, New Zealand. Fronted by singer/songwriter Elizabeth Stokes, the Beth’s write euphoric guitar-driven pop with huge hooks and that crunchy lo-fi-on-purpose sound associated with indie bands.

Future Me Hates Me is the band’s debut album, but you wouldn’t know it: their songwriting is accomplished, their sound is tight and they’re already making waves on the global circuit. Highlights include “Little Death,” “River Run: LVL 1,” “Not Running,” and the title track “Future Me Hates Me.”

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I am proud to say that this September marks a year at Appreciation Engine. This experience has been amazing and will always occupy a very special place in my heart and career. However, all things must pass, and students must eventually go back to school, myself included.

The Year In Review

I will be taking with me an uncountable number of valuable skills and experiences from my time at AE. The worth of working in a startup environment where everybody’s ideas and contributions are valued and meaningful cannot be overstated. Further, the value of my startup experience has only been enhanced by my unbelievably kind, helpful, and not to mention hilarious co-workers.

AE staff picture with all employees and co-workers
Awww I’ll miss you guys!

As a Junior Software Developer, I came into this job eager to learn and make meaningful contributions. To my delight, that is exactly what I have been doing since nearly day one. It has been so exciting to work, design and occupy a lead position on many software projects. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to maintain such a fine level of control and direction over my work at AE.

My Dream Position

In many ways working at AE has been the dream entry-level software position. It has been tremendously empowering to be in such close communication with the co-founders of AE. Any ideas that I vocalize are evaluated and given fair thought. I have always felt part of the creative and strategic process.

team work hands in the middle

Work aside, we’ve had a blast as a team. From hearty team breakfasts, to escape rooms, to drinks and board games at the bar, work is definitely supplemented with a healthy dose of play. Jack is certainly not a dull boy at AE.

Having formed so many memories, and grown immensely as a software developer and as a professional, I’ll miss working here for sure.  

So long! And back to the books…

flying school bus

xxx

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