We have a new employee! (We have TWO new employees (one of which is me – but we’ll get to that later)). So who is this guy helping us write all our code now?
May I present: Travis Smith!
Travis completely bewitched us by writing the best cover letter ever... (note to future applicants – I delete emails from those who cannot form proper sentences – LunarLincoln requires a modicum of grammar skills in addition to coding skills). It was as follows:
Hello Mr. President,
One score and two years ago my founding father brought forth on this continent a new programmer, conceived in happiness, and dedicated to the proposition that all developers are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great job hunt, testing whether that programmer, or any programmer so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great medium of that hunt, the Internet. We have come to dedicate an application with that medium, as an initial starting place that that programmer might work. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
My name is Travis Smith and I’m looking for a software development job near Nashville. Today I found LunarLincoln and was immediately drawn by its professional yet energetic and fun attitude. While I am still a young, blossoming developer, I feel my eagerness to learn, my propensity to retain knowledge, my drive to succeed, and my clever wit would be a great asset to your team. I don’t have the most experience with app development or procedural languages but you can bet I’d pick up the skills like a Roomba picks up dirt: quietly and routinely but at the end of the day you’ll be very satisfied with my work. Attached is my resume for your viewing convenience. If you need further convincing feel free to contact me any way you’d like.
The moon looks great by the way; I love what you’ve done with the place.
We loved it (plus he seemed to be a pretty good coder, which doesn’t hurt). After interviewing him (and many other applicants) we, of course, picked Travis.
So who is this kid?
Travis is originally from Melbourne, Florida, and we’ve pulled him all the way up to Nashville – to similar hot, armpit weather minus the lovely beach. So far he seems to like it (or at least he claims to). He graduated from University of Florida, Gainesville cum laude with a degree in Computer Science and has past experience at VeriFone, Tyco International, and Tata Consultancy. In his free time he built and maintained a League of Legends leaderboard.
Currently Travis is absorbing all of WIley’s skills at light speed levels and we’re glad he’s joined the team.
Never leave us. Never.