We are excited to announce that we have a new member of the Quizlet team! Andy Riordan, our newest iOS developer, recently made the move from Arizona to join us here in San Francisco. Hailing originally from Colorado Springs, Andy started programming when he was 11 years old. Andy's focused on iOS since 2009, working on over a dozen shipped apps since then. On the hobbies side, Andy enjoys traveling and good food, and he's a talented singer (karaoke night, here we come!).
We asked Andy a few questions for you to get to know him better:
Quizlet: Why did you decide to work at Quizlet?
Andy: More and more people are using their iOS devices as their primary learning tools. I can’t wait to help make Quizlet on iOS an excellent experience both for the people who already use Quizlet, and for those new to Quizlet who just happen to run across the app on the App Store. Being at Quizlet also allows me to work face-to-face with some of the most talented people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.
Q: Who was your most memorable teacher and why?
A: Way back in elementary school, we had a substitute teacher who would come in occasionally named Mr. Garnet. Rather than the usual pencils, textbooks, and tests, his learning tools were computers, robots, and science experiments. Despite his unconventional means, we learned more about science and technology from him than any other teacher in the school.
Q: What was one thing you wish you could have changed about high school?
A: Being homeschooled, Quizlet would have been an indispensable tool to have on hand. It sounds like a cliché, but it’s true!
Q: What's the most useful thing you've ever learned?
A: Don’t take things too seriously. Life isn’t a binary game, and if you use up your energy worrying about the small stuff, you won’t have time for the big stuff.