In hopes of uncovering more juicy secrets, we’re featuring one of our San Francisco staffers, Software Engineering Manager Brian Neumann, in this week’s Six Questions:
Which Labs projects do you work on?
I primarily work on Trove and The Washington Post Social Reader. I spend most of my time coordinating development activities for our ever-growing team — and, if I’m lucky, find time to squeeze in a little bit of coding.
What’s one thing that few people know about you?
One interesting tidbit is that I have six chickens in my backyard — I’m proud to be part of the urban farming movement.
When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was really young, I wanted to be an vulcanologist. Growing up, I spent quite a bit of time in Lassen National Park. Did you know that you can find all four types of volcanoes within that park?
What animal are you most like?
Probably a giraffe. I’m a bit spindly, which comes in handy when something needs to be pulled down from the top shelf.
What superpower would you most like to have?
The ability to fly. Traveling by plane is overrated. I can think of a few epic mountaineering trips that would have been shortened if I could have just flown back to the trail head — but, then again, I wouldn’t have the stories to tell, would I?