Happy Birthday to John Hampton, software developer here at EventBooking! John plays a vital role on our front-end development team and we’re thankful for all his expertise. Get to know him a little more in our latest Coffee & Conversation feature:
Q. What is your role at EventBooking and what do you like about that role?
A. Software developer—I always look forward to kicking off a new development sprint and seeing the new product ideas and designs that the team at EventBooking brings to the table. I also enjoy the process of sorting out different software approaches to solve a specific problem and choosing the best fit, while always trying to improve upon the last time around.  It’s very fulfilling to witness a few lines of code gradually come to life and grow into a successful solution.
Q. Describe your “perfect” meal, complete with dessert.
A. Entree: Filet mignon, medium-rare, w/ goat cheese & lemon butter.
     Dessert: German Bienenstich cake.
Q. What’s something about you that might surprise people?
A. My birth certificate was printed on the back of a map. The hospital ran out of printer paper.
Q. What is one of your favorite places that you’ve traveled to? Why?
A. Sardinia, Italy.  The beaches and food were great.  The hospitality from our B&B host was even better, despite the fact that we spoke no Italian and he spoke no English.  We accidentally overpaid him by 10 Euros on the morning we checked out…maybe due to the language barrier.  Over an hour later, on the way to our outbound flight, Giuseppe flagged us down in the crowded airport hallway (not sure how he tracked us down) and personally handed back the 10 Euros in cash.
Q. What’s your favorite movie? Favorite book (or favorite Artist/Band)?
A. Movie- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
     Book- Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons
     Musical Artist- Zion I
Q. If you could have dinner with one person (living or dead) who would it be?
Q. What’s something you’re passionate about?
A. The military veteran community
Q. What would you tell yourself 10 years ago?
A. “Everything’s gonna be okay.”
Q. If you could master one skill you don’t have right now, what would it be?
A. I’d like to one day master the skill of gardening.  Much respect for the green thumb.
Q. Who inspires you?
My mother-in-law and my grandmother.  Both are incredibly strong women who have served as the cornerstones of their families for quite some time.
Q. What are your personal hobbies?
A. Barbecuing, Bonfires, Listening to music (preferably all three in one night)
Happy Birthday, John! We hope it’s filled with barbecuing, bonfires, and good music!