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Welcome back to the Meet Our Team Q&A series. My name is Daniela Williams, Project Manager at ISE, and I’ll be asking ISE team members questions to help give insight into what makes us tick.
Today I'm interviewing Meredith Godar, Software Developer on the Big Data team. Meredith also co-leads the Philanthropy Committee. Last week they wrapped up one of their yearly fundraising efforts that was held in conjunction with other Trimble Transportation sites in a friendly competition.
Each year ISE team members come together to gather items for the CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank (formerly The Crisis Center). This year Trimble Transportation organized a food drive with a friendly competition between Trimble Transportation Enterprise (TTE) and Trimble Transportation Mobility (TTM). Whichever business donated the most weight in food and paper products WINS! Of course we all love a friendly competition, so we combined efforts with our toilet paper drive and joined our TTM coworkers to attempt to donate the most.
My morning routine typically involves browsing the front page of Reddit while I make breakfast. The other day instead of just dismissing the little popup at the bottom of the screen that always seems to get in the way, I actually read what it said. It read, “Open Reddit App.” Now, I’m not really a Reddit power user or anything. I’m really more of a lurker who likes to get news and info, so I didn’t feel I had any use for the app.
A few moments later I see a post about the new Marvel movie, Captain Marvel. Intrigued to know more, I went to IMDb and was promptly met with a banner at the top of my screen, prompting me to open this page in the IMDb app. Of course, I didn’t download the app. I had gotten the two pieces of information I wanted, and IMDb is not a site I go to often. But, it did make me think about why nearly every site we navigate to pushes us towards their app.