Lab Partner: Jacob Burgett

When you are interacting with Exclamation Labs, there is a good chance that you are unaware of the talent fueling your project. We work with some pretty spectacular people who are truly experts in their field. Take a few minutes to get to know them, personally and professionally, and see why these folks are the "special sauce" in our recipe for success.

Meet Jacob Burgett, one of our DevOps Engineers!

Give us a quick overview: Tell us about your role at eLabs. How long have you been here and what roles have you played? What is your favorite thing about working at eLabs?

Jacob: I am writing this overview on my first year anniversary at Exclamation Labs. My role at eLabs is to help our customers achieve effective and efficient solutions to their challenges. My main contributions pertain to producing automated solutions to complex problems. My favorite aspect of working at Exclamation Labs is my teammates. Every time I work with my colleagues they both impress and entertain me.

The feeling is mutual because Jacob impresses and entertains us, too. Andrew Cope, our Chief Technology Officer, had this to say,


"Jacob began working at Exclamation Labs while he was still a student at the University of Central Florida. He is passionate about learning and has demonstrated a thorough understanding of systems and technologies that usually take many years to grasp. Now having graduated, his continued curiosity, attention to detail, and big-picture thinking have propelled the Exclamation Labs Operations team to a higher level of performance."


Jacob with Snowman

That's not Florida! Here is Jacob and a friend during a trip to the mountains in Utah.

Since we’re here in the “Lab,” time for an exam! No right or wrong answers, but it is rapid-fire. We'll call this "10 questions in 60 seconds." Tell us the first thing that comes to your mind:

1. What would you name the autobiography of your life?

Let me try this again...

2. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Ambidexterity. If I could use both of my arms I would be at least 10% more productive in my everyday life.

3. When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?

Go on a walk. If I only have 30 minutes of free time it's probably necessary to use it to clear my head. I’m going to stretch it to be 45 minutes and play League of Legends.

4. If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?

The Flash. I could be fast.

5. What is something you learned in the last week?

Game engine development. Dabbling, but I did learn a lot.

6. What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?

Fishing.

7. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

Hanging clothing. Folding it is ok. Specifically, the act of putting clothing onto a hanger and hanging it up is very tedious.

8. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?

Steve Irwin, at his family’s wildlife reserve.

9. What’s the coolest (or most important) trend you see today?

The increase in remote work has brought forth interesting trends in security, technology, and productivity. Many have found that security has become mainstream, with a focus on keeping people and their data safe, while working in disparate locations. Personally, this has come with the benefit of increased productivity, and overall less stress. From what I have found, when properly equipped, I actually work much more effectively remotely.

10. What would you most like to tell potential eLabs employees or customers?

The people at Exclamation Labs are vastly knowledgeable and passionate. Also, they have a great sense of humor.

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