20 Questions With a Developer: Dylan Zyrowski

  • Drew Linn
  • September 16, 2016

1. Why did you decide to become a software developer?

It was the family business, provides a lot of flexibility in where/how you work, plus I love creating and problem solving.

2. Alma mater?

Undergrad at Anderson University, Masters at Ball State University.

3. Proudest work moment?

Launching AppToGive last year on Giving Tuesday. We were able to raise nearly $100k in one day for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Riley Children’s Foundation and Youth Mentoring Initiative, all on a web application that I had a hand in creating.

4. Most challenging work moment?

Constantly learning new things. Technology moves at such high speeds that it can be a challenge always trying to keep up. While I love learning new skills myself, it’s great to have an office full of pros that are always willing to help out.

5. Favorite book?

“The Circle” by Dave Eggers

6. Favorite technology?

I probably enjoy writing JavaScript more than any other language. My favorite piece of technology is my apple watch and a simple technology that I think is cool is WebSockets, which are used by google to make projects like Racer and World Wide Maze.

7. Favorite podcast?

Technology – “Reply All” by Gimlet Media. Basketball – “The Starters” . Nerd news – “The Weekly Planet”.

8. Apples or oranges?


9. Would you rather fight 1 horse sized duck, or 100 duck sized horses?

100 duck sized horses… assuming that they can’t really strategize or coordinate.

10. Favorite blog?

Reddit and Stackoverflow.

11. Favorite movie?

The Prestige.

12. Favorite joke?

Clunky off-the-shelf software 😉

13. Celebrity crush?

Emily Kinney (Beth from Walking Dead), or Joseph Gordon Levitt.

14. If you could have a talking animal companion, what would it be?

A squirrel. But not like an annoying high energy squirrel. A laid back squirrel.

15. Favorite food?


16. Guilty pleasure?

I don’t feel guilty about this at all, but Disney music/movies.

17. Favorite Hobby?

Playing keyboard at church.

18. Pet peeve?

When people bite their silverware.

19. What is your current favorite album?

Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper.

20. Ultimate travel destination?

Kauai, Hawaii. (Hiking the Kalalau trail, to be specific.)

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