Aaron is a software engineer who has been working at WaterSmart since February 2016. Since then, he has helped develop WaterSmart’s platform and take it from its middle years to the advanced and feature rich product it has become today.
Since the beginning of 2018, Aaron has taken on a more specialized role by focusing his efforts on developing and maintaining new product features, as opposed to working with customer onboarding and data ingestion. Aaron’s proudest accomplishment has been seeing the code he wrote have tangible and immediate impact for customers. “It makes every day coming to work feel more meaningful and rewarding,” remarks Aaron.
Aaron first learned how to write code at Sonoma State University, where he graduated in December 2015 with two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Music in Applied Music. “Before I learned how to write a single line of code, I was a classical pianist – and I still enjoy playing today!” Aaron likes to consider himself a musician who knows how to program, rather than an engineer who knows how to play piano. “My favorite composers are Chopin, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Mozart.”
Outside of software engineering and piano, in Aaron’s free time he also enjoys exploring and partaking in the gastronomic melting pot that is the San Francisco Bay Area, staying fit inside and outside the gym, cooking and baking, photography, and traveling.
DO YOU HAVE ANY HIDDEN TALENTS?
“I am actually really good at Dance Dance Revolution, that arcade game where you have to step on the arrows. I had the high score at my local arcade!”
WHAT IS YOUR NEXT BIG VACATION?
“Tokyo! I leave in a couple days and can’t wait!”
FAVORITE WATERSMART MEMORY?
“Probably when I ate a burrito at a club in the Castro after one of our happy hours turned into a full evening of bar hopping. There was a lot going on around us, but that burrito was my highlight.”
Learn more about what Aaron works on behind the scenes