When you are interacting with Exclamation Labs, there is a good chance that you are unaware of the talent fueling your project. We work with some pretty spectacular people who are truly experts in their field. Take a few minutes to get to know them, personally and professionally, and see why these folks are the "special sauce" in our recipe for success.
Meet Dan Choiniere!
Q: Give us a quick overview: Tell us about your role at eLabs. How long have you been here, what roles have you played?
I started with eLabs in September 2020 as a front-end developer. My work so far has been 100% focused on our Provision 2.0 implementation. My favorite part about working at eLabs is the culture of collaboration and teamwork they have created. Everyone on the team is more than willing to help in any way they can, which not only allows individuals to grow, but produces some truly incredible results in the products & solutions we are building.Lead Developer, Brandon Powers, had this to say about Dan:
"Dan started at Exclamation Labs after getting a taste for working in web development. He continues to impress me as he has been an extremely fast learner, never hesitating to jump in to the next challenge. His easygoing nature and solid communication skills allow him to not only succeed, but bring others along with him. I’m thankful to have Dan on our team!"
Since we’re here in the “Lab,” time for an exam! No right or wrong answers, but it is rapid fire. We'll call this "10 questions in 60 seconds." Tell us the first thing that comes to your mind:
1. What would you name the autobiography of your life?
“The Long, Winding Road” because I’ve taken an unusual route to get to the position I am in now. I’ve worked as a tennis instructor, record label associate, among a few other positions quite unrelated to the developer job I have now.
2. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Probably play the guitar better than I currently do. I’ve messed around teaching myself to play a little, but it would be cool actually to know how to play it well.
3. When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
Take my dog for a walk or to the dog park.
4. If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?
I’ll say, Sherlock Holmes, only because the movies & TV show are some of my favorites.
5. What is something you learned in the last week?
I’ve learned that 2-year-olds say the funniest things. My 2-year-old continues to make me laugh every day.
6. What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
My favorite activity would definitely be playing tennis. I played in high school and college and continue to play in leagues/tournaments, as well as with my dad, my wife and hopefully my daughter soon.
7. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Laundry, 100%. My wife and I made a deal that I would cook dinner, and she would do laundry, and so far, we are sticking to that deal.
8. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
Roger Federer. Since I am a huge tennis fan, it would be cool to meet the greatest player of all time. He seems to be very humble, and a great role model.
9. What’s the coolest (or most important) trend you see today?
Access to information. It’s crazy to me how many free resources exist to help people learn about literally anything. This is especially important to me because I managed to use these types of resources to teach myself development skills, which has completely changed my career for the better.
10. What would you most like to tell potential eLabs employees or customers?
Elabs employees put a tremendous amount of thought and effort into everything they do. Everyone is very professional and will support you in every way possible.