I was going to interview myself, but it seemed like pandering.
We haven’t done of these in a while! In the spirit of introducing you to as much of our company culture as possible, we’ve decided to return to (dare I say it) weekly interviews of Metaio employees (whether they like it or not). We’re going to jump around a bit, but I thought I’d start with our newest employees.
Amanda Le, our brand-new Product Marketing Manager has the honor of being the first, so let’s get this going:
Amanda, how did you get to Metaio?
I spent several years working and researching in the Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL) in Stanford University’s communication department, but it wasn’t until writing a research paper during my Master’s that I found out about Metaio. I was writing about the use of virtual reality in the corporate world and realized there was a huge trend toward augmented reality rather than immersive virtual reality, which pretty much immediately led me to Metaio’s website. A few months after graduating, I decided to apply, and a few months later, here I am.
What do you like most about working for Metaio?
Compared to the other places I’ve worked, Metaio has been the most fun and open. Because everyone at the company is still young, or at least young at heart, it’s easily to joke around and have fun. Even so, everyone is really hard working, and I strongly believe that what we work on here at Metaio is the future.
What do you do when you’re not Augmenting Reality?
To be completely honest, I’d probably be sleeping or eating. Maybe I’d be shooting a bit of archery or doing something childishly fun like lasertagging, but most likely, I’d be sleeping or eating.
Tell us a secret.
I guess it’s time to retire this secret: When I was little, I was obsessed with Home Alone and would reenact the scene when Macauly Culkin combs back his hair and then puts on after shave and screams every day after I showered. Supposedly photographic and video proof of four year old me doing this exists somewhere.
I think we have a reference clip of that for our viewers at home.
We’re very happy to have Amanda join our team. Stay tuned, subscribe, and don’t miss any of our updates, right here on the Augmented Reality blog.