Raven hires a product coordinator and marketing developer

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Raven hires a product coordinator and marketing developer

We have 31 employees now.

This means Raven has hit another milestone: its 11th prime number of employees. (Previous prime number milestones were 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23 and 29.)

Here is a data visualization of 31:

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Justin Davies describes his graphic: “For each natural number n, we draw a periodic curve starting from the origin, intersecting the x-axis at n and its multiples. The prime numbers are those that have been intersected by only two curves: the prime number itself and one.” Click on the image above to check out the interactive version.

And here is more information about Raven employees 30 and 31, who answer (at least) 10 questions from the Vanity Fair Proust questionnaire.

Matthew Townsend

Matthew Townsend
Matthew Townsend

Matthew Townsend has joined Raven Internet Marketing Tools as a Product Development Coordinator. Matthew has more than 16 years of experience in product development, e-commerce and social media. He previously served as Director of Operations and Implementation for Moontoast LLC.

  1. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
    Awesome.
  2. What or who is the greatest love of your life?
    My wife and two daughters.
  3. When and where were you happiest?
    Dinner with my wife at Tra Vigne.
  4. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Cork rot on a bottle of 1994 Harlan Estates Cabernet.
  5. Where would you like to live?
    Edinburgh, Scotland.
  6. What is your favorite occupation?
    I would love to spend one summer as a carny.
  7. Who are your favorite writers?
    James Madison, John Jay and Alexander Hamilton.
  8. Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
    Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy.
  9. Who are your heroes in real life?
    There are no heroes.
  10. What is it that you most dislike?
    Tardiness.

Contact Matthew

Email: matthew@raventools.com
Twitter: @RavenMTownsend

Andrew Norcross

Andrew Norcross
Andrew Norcross

Andrew Norcross has joined Raven Internet Marketing Tools as a Senior WordPress Developer. Andrew has more than five years of experience in WordPress and owns a development agency. He previously served as Senior WordPress Developer for BlueGlass Interactive Inc.

If you know anything about Norcross (his preferred moniker), you know he’s a chatty typist. Not surprisingly, he answered 30 questions instead of the 10 I asked for.

  1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
    Endless coffee and the time to code whatever I want.
  2. What is your greatest fear?
    A life without the internet. Seriously, I’m kinda worthless without it.
  3. Which historical figure do you most identify with?
    Johnny Cash.
  4. Which living person do you most admire?
    Burt Reynolds.
  5. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
    My occasional lack of empathy for others.
  6. What is the trait you most deplore in others?
    Those who complain about something but are unwilling to take action to change it.
  7. What is it that you most dislike?
    Since “the human race” is probably a red flag, I’d say decaf.
  8. What is your greatest extravagance?
    My Cadillac CTS.
  9. What do you most value in your friends?
    Loyalty and trust.
  10. What is your favorite journey?
    The lineup with Steve Perry as the lead singer.
  11. What is your most treasured possession?
    Some of my coffee mugs. I’m not a collector of things.
  12. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
    Workaholic(ism)? I’ve done it myself, but it’s not a virtue.
  13. On what occasion do you lie?
    When it’s with my kids and they won’t understand the truth. Or I want them to just stop.

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    The aforementioned children.
  14. What do you dislike most about your appearance?
    My inability to grow a beard.
  15. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
    It varies, but usually meme related.
  16. What or who is the greatest love of your life?
    My wife.
  17. When and where were you happiest?
    Probably my wedding, or the birth of my son. Cheesy, yes.
  18. Which talent would you most like to have?
    The ability to play the stand up bass.
  19. What is your current state of mind?
    Content. Somewhat Zen-like, but not quite.
  20. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    Be able to grow a beard. not that I’d have one, but I want the ability.
  21. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
    Starting my own business from nothing.
  22. Where would you like to live?
    I love Florida. I’d be perfectly content staying here.
  23. What is your favorite occupation?
    What I do now. I left a career in banking / finance for it. I WANT TO CODE ALL THE THINGS.
  24. What is your most marked characteristic?
    In a literal sense, the tattoos on my body. Other than that, my sarcasm.
  25. Who are your favorite writers?
    Vonnegut.
  26. Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
    Super Mario. Dude just grinds, ya know?
  27. Who are your heroes in real life?
    Burt Reynolds and my dad.
  28. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
    Honestly, I don’t wanna come back. One life is enough. And if I don’t come back with any memories, there’s no point.
  29. How would you like to die?
    In a blaze of glory. Or asleep.
  30. What is your motto?
    Never Say Die (from the Goonies, of course).

Contact Andrew

Email: norcross@raventools.com
Twitter: @RavenNorcross

Arienne Holland is the Director of Marketing and Customer Experience at Raven. She divides her time between outreach, writing, teaching and understanding developers. Before Raven, Arienne spent more than a decade as an editor and graphic designer for Gannett. She was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for team breaking news journalism. She likes bread, books and bourbon.

More about Arienne Holland | @RavenArienne

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