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We'd like to welcome our first summer intern of 2013, Zack Mayeda, who started last week! Zack is a rising senior at the University of California-Berkeley and a native of Encinitas, CA. He started coding when he was in high school at San Dieguito Academy. In addition to his experience as a developer, Zack has a wealth of tutoring and research experience that shows his commitment to helping students learn. We're very excited to have Zack on board!

Zack took a crack at our new hire Q&A below:

Who was the teacher you remember most?

My high school Japanese teacher. She was extremely involved with the Japanese language and culture clubs at the school and created a class dynamic where learning was fun and collaborative.

Why did you decide to work at Quizlet?

Working at Quizlet will allow me to contribute to awesome and practical tools that make life a little easier for millions of students. I think that's a really exciting opportunity.

When did you decide to become a developer, and why?

Late in high school I realized that I didn't just want to use applications, I wanted to understand them and build my own. I was especially drawn to the combination of functionality, user experience, and interface design that goes into developing applications.

What's the most useful thing you've ever learned?

You don't always need a teacher to learn. Curiosity and an Internet connection are great additions to traditional learning environments.

What's the most interesting article, blog or book you've read lately?

I recently read through a discussion thread about the pros and cons of web design templates, which included notes about how far the Internet and websites have developed in the last decade. It was interesting to hear how some design and interface trends have persisted through the rapidly evolving world of web development.

Welcome, Zack!

Comments

  1. CJSurtz

    First Comment...

  2. HKearby

    Second! GREAT JOB!

  3. CJSurtz

    Welcome to Quizlet Zack! You'll do great.

  4. HKearby

    We're counting on you! :D :D

  5. LCMcDonald

    Fourth comment!

    Welcome, Zack!

  6. LCMcDonald

    I lied. I can't count.

  7. smexysunny

    Nice

  8. smexysunny

    9th and 10th.

  9. MiniBoom

    oh yeah 11th comment my bestBOOYAH!

  10. MiniBoom

    welcome to quizlet jack,i hope you do well

  11. sunmoon0725

    Nice photo!

  12. Michael_Middendorf

    13th Comment!!

  13. keetonmartin

    15th comment! thats my record

  14. snow328

    16th comment yes!!

  15. snow328

    oh and welcome back!!

  16. cassidy_mayeda

    Yay! Zack! Yay! ZACK YAY!

  17. Brouto

    Im gay...

    Yay Zack :D

  18. aketring

    Yeah! I'm sure Zack will do awesome! Thank you for becoming one of the many people who help this website thrive. Go Zack! Go Zack! Oh! I was in a Japanese class too! I love that teacher! I think it is very kind of Zack to join the helpful creators of Quizlet. You'll do great Zack! =)

  19. owen2689sydgram

    22

  20. marshmallowdragon

    Welcome Zack!! :D You're in a great place: QUIZLET!!!

  21. AlexanderH2O

    26th comment : you'll do great Zack!

  22. Celeste_Everwhite

    Welcome, Zack!

  23. JuniorCert

    29th

  24. brynrichard

    Welcome Jack 30th!!

  25. brynrichard

    *zack wow I'm stupid no wonder I need this website

  26. mtwright12

    OH BOOM!! 32ND COMMENT.

  27. ATOM2000

    Velcome To Quizlet! MWAH HA HA HA HA!

  28. saraatepie

    welcome

  29. saraatepie

    zack to quizlet

  30. KaneBlade

    welcome

  31. nkipfmiller

    welcome

  32. Charity_Barker

    Welcome!! :D

  33. at27776

    Good Job their.

  34. Surfkid

    Are you related to Howard Mayeda? I'm talking to the subject of this post. CUz his son's my guitar teacher.

  35. zachafoo

    OH MY GOD WE HAVE THE SAME NAME... ISH

    WELCOME TO THE CREW

  36. CubicSnow007

    40th comment!!! We all know that your going to do great Zack and good luck man.

  37. zachary_ray

    Welcome to the team

  38. H100003176

    Make more ways to study like games!!

  39. Rock270

    I am especially pleased about the "user experience" part.

  40. mr_Roham

    welcome to quizlet Zack I hope you bring a lot of new things to quizlet

  41. renuka216

    Congratulations Zack! Wish you the best of luck :)

  42. Rembrant99

    great! congrats zack good luck :D

  43. Rembrant99

    welcome to quizlet zack!
    hope you like it! .. anyway hi and good luck! are you a dog person or cat person? sorry random question :P :)
    good luck!!

  44. NicoleW319281

    48th comment...congrats zack welcome to quizlet!maybe you can teach me some japanese!

  45. firewolf8

    Welcome to Quizlet, Zack! 49th

  46. I_Was_Killed

    Congrats, and welcome to quizlet Zack.

  47. GeometryDashMem

    53rd comment

  48. andrewli321

    53rd comment!

    Welcome to Quizlet!

  49. andrewli321

    Oops 54th comment. This is the 55th.

  50. mar2415 TEACHER

    Welcome to Quizlet :]

  51. charlesswp

    150th high five!

  52. AuryxOreo

    Wow UC Berkley too~

  53. leSpud

    HAGS
    have a great summer :)

  54. Kimmykatt7

    WELCOME ZACK I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME HERE ON QUIZLET ITS A GOOD LEARNING TOOL FOR ANY TESTS YOU CAN STUDY FOR. HAVE AS MUCH FUN AS YOU CAN PLAYING THE GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. Kimmykatt7

    ENJOY QUIZLET!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. sherylmiller

    I see that there are more wonderful comments on here...

    Zack, welcome. Enjoy the summer in the City. (Did you bring a really heavy coat? If not, you'll need one.) Good luck, and glad you are on board.

  57. Savannah_19

    Welcome to Quizlet Zack! :) <3

  58. gabi07

    63rd comment! good luck zach

  59. stefen7

    64 since gabi 63rd good luck same

  60. Education_Express

    Congratulations on your summer position, Zach! Thank you for helping to make Quizlet.com one of the most useful sites on the planet!

  61. Cflinn

    66 comment

  62. apuji101

    68 comment... Welcome zack do a great job!

  63. apuji101

    haha 69th comment

  64. Niuniu

    Comment #69 ;3

  65. Montenegro007

    hi

  66. Lola_H

    Congrats Zack, and welcome to Quizlet :3 I agree with your point that curiosity also stimulates learning, esp. when it comes to finding out what you want to do later in life...

  67. angeldickson0520

    congrats!

  68. borao

    You'll do great. I develop too, but not web. It's really fun.

  69. esperanza_zamora

    Best Wishes in all Zack - Congrats :)

  70. ucal

    so great

  71. julietteconfer

    zack is da bomb u go zack u go yayyyy

  72. MilesLT

    Welcome Friend :)

  73. sandyATN

    Welcome to Quizlet :)

  74. gymnasticsstar18

    Yay zack!!! Have fun at quizlet!!

  75. alma_808

    CONGRATS (: i love quizlet!

  76. krishnaboppana

    75 comment

  77. Jgoodman99

    CONGRATS! DO WORK, SON!

  78. Bermy

    AWSOME!!!!!! 83rd!!!!

  79. Bermy

    toats awesome have fun!! :D 84th

  80. devanjc PLUS

    good job Zack
    I live in CA

  81. 19sirotin_p

    Welcome, I'm sure you'll do great here!

  82. paigecynthia

    welcome!

  83. paigecynthia

    best of wishes and good luck

  84. Preona

    88th :) Congrats Zack!

  85. liltyphoon

    welcome to quizlet zack, also wish you a lot of luck dawg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. liltyphoon

    good luck homie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  87. frmaharani

    Welcome to Quizlet, Zack! We're excited to have you here. Have fun!

  88. frmaharani

    QUIZLET ROCKS

  89. nomity

    @ frmaharani
    QUIZLET ROCKS

    I Rock :D and so do u :D

  90. Alyus

    Welcome.

  91. Mizzou533

    :)

  92. Song_Ji_Hyo_12

    Welcome to quizlet

  93. Song_Ji_Hyo_12

    You probably don't know who Song Ji Hyo is. :P

  94. BrandonRestauro2

    Hey Zack, i went exactly to the Golden gate brigde when i was in california

  95. Zachary_Zehring

    Welcome!

  96. Zachary_Zehring

    Welcome!

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