A software developer here at SpotRight, Wil Adamec is a member of our crack engineering team that keeps everything – from the 150M data refreshes a day, to the UI our clients see, to the Apple TV needed to share something during a team meeting – running and humming along. Each month we’ll take some time to introduce you to the people behind the products and services you use and (we hope!) love.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Wil: The variety of work I get to do. The SpotRight engineering team is small, so we each wear a lot of hats. Every day presents a new task or challenge, and I look forward to that. Coffee helps, too.
How would you describe your day job to a child?
Wil: “I write instructions that tell computers what to do.”
What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?
Wil: A few years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a chronic illness affecting the digestive system. Overcoming that and being able to start my career while managing my condition is something that I’m really proud of.
What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on?
Wil: When I’m not whiteboarding ideas with other team members, I’m usually at my computer working with data or improving the software that drives PersonaBuilder. Right now I’m working on integrating new datasets which will enhance our persona- and audience-building capabilities.
What three words would you use to describe your role?
Wil: Development, support, improvement. Software is always a work in progress.
Given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?
Wil: I’d like to be Mark Worman from the show Graveyard Cars. He specializes in restoring old Mopar muscle cars. His knowledge of those cars and his expertise in restoring them is unmatched, and I’d love to have as much knowledge about something as he has about that.