As part of our ongoing ‘3 minute series’ of blog posts, we’re chatting to various members of the talented gomo team around the world to get to know them a bit better. If you haven’t already seen them, check out our previous ‘3 minutes’ Q&As with Director of Product Development Gavin Beddow, Business Development Manager in the US Thom Tate, Lead Test & Support Guru Pratibha Shah, Developer James Hough, Senior Mobile Architect Adam Fox, Marketing Operations Manager Elle Brown and Managing Director Mike Alcock. Today we’re talking to James Gowen, a gifted developer who enjoys the great outdoors.
Tell us about yourself – who are you?
I’m James and I’m a developer at gomo. I’ve worked in the eLearning industry for most of my career and really enjoy the variety of work and the technology we use. I love riding mountain bikes, hiking, climbing, camping and hanging out with my little boy who I hope to introduce to all of these things once he is old enough. At home I do a lot of cooking and enjoy a good sci-fi movie – Blade Runner is my all-time favorite film.
What’s your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement so far is probably rock climbing on the sea cliffs of Pembroke while the seals watched. I spent a lot of time learning the skills needed and getting all of the right gear sorted out, so topping out on the hardest climb I’d ever done was a great feeling.
What do you do at gomo?
At gomo, I’m a developer based in the Brighton office. I am responsible for fixing any issues we find, building client themes, new assets and other new features that help improve gomo.
Why do you love working at gomo?
I love working at gomo because the team is very friendly and the work is constantly changing and interesting. It’s a great place for me to learn new skills from the talented developers and I enjoy being part of a successful product that people enjoy using.
Finally, favorite chocolate bar and why?
My favorite chocolate is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. You can’t beat chocolate and peanut butter. I’d rather drink a nice beer than eat chocolate, though.