Meet the Team: ReyJay Solares

  • Sep 8, 2015
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Even though Reyjay might look like he just stepped off the set of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, this savvy frontend dev knows a thing or two about UI design and development. Reyjay is a machine that puts in countless hours on Slatwall as long as the waves aren't firing!

Q: How long have you been a developer for?

Over 6 years.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?

We have one of the most talented and open minded group of developers, and collaborating with them to create new features is by far the most exciting part of the job. 

Q: What exactly is it that you do here?

Slatwall gives you a ton of flexibility to build almost anything you can dream up, and even though some features are extremely complex to develop, it's my job to make sure they are easy to use. 

Q: Biggest/hardest project you have ever worked on?

Slatwall, for sure.  We are always developing new features to improve and grow our platform.

Q: Best resource you have found for your work?

I would say the Slatwall google group for work.  It's amazing how many people are involved in the project and are excited to help out.  I also have to give a shout out to Stackoverflow.  It still astonishes me how awesome developers are with giving their time to help our industry grow.

Q: What is the most challenging part about being a developer?

Keeping up with technology.  Developers don't settle on "ok", they are always looking to make things better.  Even though I pull my hair out keeping up with it at times, it's also why I love being a developer.

Q: Advice for future developers?

Just get involved in the community. There are a lot of people out there that are happy to help, you just have to seek them out.  Meet-ups are also amazing!

Q: If you had to code in 1 language for the rest of your life, what would it be?

HTMLCSSJAVASCRIPT, I couldn’t pick just one since they all go together.

Q: How do you spend your free time?

I grew up by the ocean, and spend every chance I get surfing or swimming.  

Q: Favorite movie?

Point Break.

Q: Favorite local lunch place?

Moonlight Deli & Dogs.  It's tucked away in a gas station, but has one of the best veggie sandwiches ever!

Q: Nickname?

Reyjay is my nickname.

Q: Oh, Then what is your real name?

Reinaldo III

Q: Favorite video game?

Nintendo 64: Golden Eye

Q: Favorite restaurant?

Le Papagayo.  Check it out if you ever visit San Diego.

Q: Dream vacation?

A few months in Bali.

Q: Favorite website to kill time? 

Q: Do you have a secret hacker name?

No but I should totally make one up.

Q: What is your favorite IDE/code editor and why?

Atom, I like the community and how fast it’s building.

Q: Favorite internet cat celebrity?

Colonel Meow

Q: Coke or Pepsi?

I dislike all sodas equally.

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