Meet the YesGraph Team: Jonathan Chu

This is the fourth post in our “Meet the YesGraph Team” series where we highlight the people that help build YesGraph.

Photo Credit: Kenneth Reitz

Photo Credit: Kenneth Reitz

What do you do at YesGraph?

I’m a software engineer at YesGraph and I help deliver business value through code. Like all of our engineers, I can be found working on all parts of our stack.

How did you join YesGraph?

I’m proud to say I’m a product of “dogfooding”. I met Vincent Driessen, our engineering lead, last year at a PyCon dinner with friends (we had some *very* spicy Mongolian BBQ!). We connected on LinkedIn shortly after and later that year, when YesGraph was using their own system to hire a software engineer, he referred me through the system. The rest is YesGraph history…!

What’s one interesting fact that not many people know about you?

I once played guitar on stage at a Miss New Jersey pageant for a contestant who sang Jewel’s “You Were Meant For Me” during the talent competition. She was a runner-up and I’d like to think my guitar playing helped…or hurt, however you want to look at it 😉

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Aside from spending time with my loving wife, I enjoy playing golf during the three good months of weather the Northeast gives us.

Also, during the past few years, I’ve become heavy into watches and aspiring to build a great collection of my own one day. I read anything and everything on timepieces online, from collector’s marketplaces to watch forums. There’s something to be said about living and working in an increasingly digital age and appreciating every little detail of a mechanical timepiece that sits on your wrist.

What’s the best part about working at YesGraph?

The team. I’m so proud to be part of a great team that I strongly believe in and feel a great sense of urgency to succeed for and with. I’d also be remiss to not mention the remote aspect; my wife and I are expecting our first born in a few short weeks and words cannot express how happy I am to know that I will literally be steps away from my family while I work.

What are the top two items on your bucketlist?

Boring answer here, but these items would all involve traveling. I’d love to visit China and Japan, re-visit Easter Island, and drive cross country. I know, I know…that’s three. Probably should throw “learn how to count” on there too.

What’s your favorite gif?

It’s forever changing, but here’s one from the other day that made me smile.