Please give a warm welcome to Eric Bomgardner, the newest member of our iOS team!
Eric grew up in McLean, VA, where he attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Since graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Computer Science, he has worked at Google as an iOS engineer. In his spare time, Eric likes to play tennis and soccer, and lately he's been into Rocket League, a video game where you control a soccer-playing car. Learn more about Eric below:
Quizlet: If you could learn to do anything, what would you learn?
Eric: I'd learn to make movies. The best movies are accessible, shareable, beautiful, and impactful experiences.
Q: What was your favorite subject in high school?
E: A computer science class I took after my freshman year of high school was one of my favorite classes. I made a version of Phoenix, my favorite game for the TI-83, as my final project in the class.
Q: Who was your most memorable teacher and why?
E: Mr. Williams, my math teacher in middle school. He encouraged my intellectual curiosity and fostered my interest in math.
Q: Who's taught you the most?
E: My parents.
Q: What's the most interesting article, blog or book you've read recently?
E: I recently happened upon a neat blog called "Wait But Why" that has a bunch of great, long-form deep dives into how things work and why they are the way they are. A recent post and comments convinced me to try out vegetarianism. I also like Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. It's a very interesting look into how our brains work and the mistakes we make because of how they work.