Team Spotlight: Meet Fadi George
We’re big believers in the power of building relationships and strong connections with real humans. To help you get to know us better, we’re putting the spotlight on each of our team members. Our Meet the Team series continues this week with Fadi George.
What is your role at CourseKey?
I’m a front end developer. I help manage how the web app looks and feels. Also, from time to time, I jump on to work on other platforms, like our widget application and back-end server.
What does your day to day look like?
From day to day I carpool with my coworkers and we get to work around 7am. Once I’m there, I brew up some coffee and catch up on news surrounding tech. After that, I check my calendar and prepare for any upcoming meetings. I also check my kanban board to see what important tasks that I should be working on for that day.
Describe your job in 5 words or fewer.
Striving for better user experiences.
What is your favorite challenge of your role?
With any developer role, I would say there are always some cool tools and frameworks that continually pop up. So the challenge there is to balance what you want to update, what you want to implement, and keeping up with the latest trends. It’s a demanding but a also fun challenge to keep our apps as updated and polished as we can.
What do you love most about CourseKey?
I love that everyone is working hard and trying to be the best that they can be in their field or craft. And we’re also trying to alleviate a lot of problems with school campuses, like registering thousands of students for their classes and assessing them.
What is your favorite memory from when you were a student?
Let’s see. A lot of times on certain assignments I would try to write programs that would validate my work to make sure I solved them right. Sometimes I would go a bit further and add graphics or animations to certain projects just to go the extra mile. That contributed a lot to my passion for programming and design.
If you could get on a plane to anywhere right now, where would you go?
I’m a refugee from Iraq and I came to the US in 2000 when I was about 8. I’ve been living here ever since and I’d really love to go back and visit to see how my old neighborhood is doing, and to see if the people over there are safe and doing well.