Hey! I'm Brad Bartlett.
I’m a full stack software developer at Remote Social. For those who don’t know, that’s basically a catch-all for anything on the tech side of the platform. One day I could be creating a new component in React, the next I could be changing database tables to match our new design architecture. The work always changing is one thing I love about the job, it feels great to always be progressing and learning new things.
I started a healthy vending company in early 2014. It grew faster than expected and I found myself in massive hotels, office buildings, and Universities in a short amount of time. This was great but the day-to-day operations were getting away from me a bit. Software development had always been a hobby going back to high school so I created a sales-tracking app that completely changed how the business operated, boosted sales, and made it more scaleable. This lit a fire under me to pursue my previous passion and go back to school for software development. Fast-forward to now and I’ve had many different roles in the industry and couldn’t be happier with my choice.
I’m a big fan of the Trivia game. Any time there is trivia going on somewhere my partner, Kate, and I always make a note of it or stop in if we can. So having it just a few clicks away and being able to play with our families back in the states is great. I also love the marketplace, things like a virtual escape room or a class on how to make the perfect margarita are always welcome. I’m also excited about the new additions we have planned for the platform. So stay tuned...
I’m in the office today so your standard start-up outfit of t-shirt and jeans is what I’m wearing right now but if I was working from home, sweatpants. Absolutely.
It sounds cliche to say but it really is a fun working environment. Everyone on the team is always ready to crack a joke or tell a funny story. The collaborative environment of us all working toward the same goal is great.
Definitely flight. I’ve only lived in Sydney for a year and a half so there are still parts of the city I haven’t seen or don’t even know exist. Being able to fly around the city and surrounding areas would be amazing.
Amazing company culture.
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