We are very excited to welcome Kami Boers to the Skilljar team as an Associate Software Development Engineer!
Kami will be managing technical relationships with our clients and assisting with their configuration, solutions, and setup. She'll also be supporting the engineering team on various development tasks, and will work directly with clients to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve technical issues. She's already made tremendous contributions to the team.
Q: What three words would you use to describe yourself?
A: Inquisitive and adventurous, though at times a bit shy.
Q: What’s your favorite place to visit in Seattle?
A: I just got into town, so I don’t have a strong preference yet. Pretty much any time that I get to look out over the water, I want to pull over and take a nice long walk. We don’t have much of that in Colorado.
Q: Tea or coffee?
A: Both - Really good espresso might edge out the tea, though!
Q: What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
A: Fresh air in whatever form I can find it. I’m incredibly excited to explore the outdoors in Washington.
Q: What inspires you?
A: The power of community to impact every level of society from the individual to the world. I’m deeply interested in the ways that we can shape each other to be better, happier and more successful.
Q: How did you first hear about Skilljar, and what interested you about the company?
A: I was fortunate in that my former classmate Adrienne Domingus paved the way for me at Skilljar. She was kind enough to introduce me to the company and I feel so lucky that I get to call her a coworker.
From the beginning, Skilljar sounded like an awesome place to grow as a software engineer. I was really drawn to how authentic and friendly Jason and the team were, and I knew that I would be joining some incredibly intelligent and kind people.
Q: Describe your last experience with online learning.
A: Most recently, probably Duolingo. Just trying to chase down all that French and Russian that I learned once upon a time. I found it interactive and fun as a vocabulary review, but there is still a gap to bridge in making the intangible connections that are necessary to really grasp another language. Still, just because I mentioned it I’ll probably be on there for the next hour learning animal names again…
Q: If you were going to offer a course online, what would it be about?
A: If I offered a course online, it would probably be about planted freshwater fish tanks or something equally dorky and niche.