Meet Team Captricity: Q&A with Nick Jalbert

June 10, 2015 by Madison Jacobs

What’s your official title? 

I am a technical product manager.

What did you do before you started working at Captricity? 

I was a grad student at UC Berkeley researching automatic ways to debug concurrent programs. I also spent eight months in an internship at Intel working on the same topic.

How did you find Captricity and how long have you been here? 

Kuang and I were both grad students at Berkeley; we didn't work together on projects, but we had friends in common. Captricity received seed funding about the time I was looking for a software development role. Serendipity! I've been here almost four years now.

What do you do at Captricity and how does that tie into your belief in our mission to democratize data access?

I did dev work for a long time. It has been super cool to see (and contribute to) the growth of the core engine from a small research project to a production system that digitizes data for NGOs, nonprofits, insurance companies and government agencies. These days, I mostly spend my time figuring out what we should build instead of working in the code. Every so often, though, I sneak a ticket and get a pull request merged. :)

What do you do for fun? 

I bought a bicycle when we moved our office from Berkeley to Oakland. I commute on it pretty much every non-rainy day, and I have a lot of love for that bike and the ride. We have a group of climbers at Captricity and we've been getting some good gym time in at Great Western Power Company. Also, ping pong. Finally, beer. I love finding and drinking weird beers: sours, smoked beers, spicy beers, beer cocktails. 

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