Clinc Software Engineer Daniel Michelin recently sat down with us to talk about his experience at Clinc and reveals a secret interest his coworkers likely don’t know about. Here’s what he had to say.
What drew you to come work at Clinc?
What drew me to Clinc was the interesting problems that they were working on at such a large scale. When I had initially interviewed with them I had heard about some of the large customers that Clinc was in contact with, and it was really cool for me, as someone interested in artificial intelligence, to see these problems being worked on at that scale.
What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day for me is often balancing customer needs with internal engineering needs, and then also I sometimes moonlight with research needs. So, from an engineering perspective the challenges that I encounter are often customers will give very vague and sometimes inaccurate descriptions of what’s going wrong – so translating that and turning those complaints into working solutions that fit or exceed their needs is challenging.
What are some of your hobbies outside of work?
In my spare time I like to make music. I like to read AI papers, maybe on archive, and I like to play video games as well. One thing people at work may not know about me is that I am kind of a furniture geek. I love design. I almost went into industrial design in undergrad, and recently I’ve been reading a lot about Herman Miller and a bunch of other more contemporary artists coming out of LA who are doing really cool furniture and stuff. It’s definitely something I don’t talk about often.
What’s your favorite part about working at Clinc?
My favorite part about working for Clinc is how supportive all of my coworkers are. If I need help with something, I know that my coworkers have my back and I’ve got their backs as well.