SOLTECH Spotlight: Freddy Calk, Interface Engineer
Having grown up in Atlanta, Freddy is a hometown SOLTECHie. He’s an Auburn graduate and has been working in software for about two years. He likes concerts, rock climbing, and fast cars. When I asked him to tell me something interesting about himself he said, “people tell me my most endearing characteristic is my laugh.”, which is true. His laugh is great and can regularly be heard bouncing off the office walls.
How would you explain your job to a child? Probably about the same way I would explain it to an adult that works outside of technology. I build the part the users see and interact with.
What would you choose as your last meal on earth? I saw a video recently of Flamin’ Hot Cheeto crusted mac ‘n’ cheese that looked like it could be life-changing; I can’t fully commit to that recipe because I haven’t had it, but it (or a different mac ‘n’ cheese recipe) would be served with pulled pork, fried okra, and Brunswick stew.
What is your favorite thing about working at SOLTECH? I feel like everyone says this, but it’s the people. There is an amazingly positive attitude coming from everyone, and collaboration is encouraged across projects; that gives me a ton of confidence in my ability to deliver when I know I’m surrounded by so many intelligent and gifted developers.
What would you title your debut album? “Hand Jam”
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? “Don’t take yourself too seriously.” You can miss out on a lot if you are always hung up on being right or winning. You must be willing to make mistakes.
Pizza or tacos? Pizza. I have already eaten it twice this week and it’s only Tuesday.
If you want to work alongside folks like Freddy, check out our open positions. We’re always looking to add talented, creative people to our team.