Meet Promoboxx’s new Web Developer, Chris Jennison! We are so excited to welcome Chris to our team, and to get to know him better, we asked him a few questions. Check out his answers below!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am a soon-to-be undergraduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, getting a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Information Security. I currently have an Associates in Media from Greenfield Community College.
I’ve worked in computer science for video game companies, as well as for the United States Geological Survey as a Graphic Information Systems Web Developer. I grew up in northwest Massachusetts in a town called Greenfield.
What made you want to join the Promoboxx team?
The team and the goal are what made me want to join Promoboxx. After growing up in a town of very few big box stores, I can see and appreciate the importance of our local retailers. Being backed by the awesome team we have at Promoboxx, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join the group.
What’s your favorite independent business in Boston?
I love local breweries. So far, I’ve really enjoyed all of the beers that Meadhall in Cambridge has come to offer. A lot of business in Western Mass. comes from our local breweries selling to local independent bars. Places like Meadhall remind me of the real love and respect a small business can have for local breweries.
Deserted on an island, what three things do you bring?
- A reliable multi-tool
- A sturdy canteen
- Solar-powered/crank flashlight
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
Pace yourself and work hard but always take breaks and make time, or you’ll burn the candle from both ends. – My father.
Do you have any hobbies?
I love playing video games, mostly team-based competitive games. I’ve played in some professional competitions.
What is something that not many people know about you?
I learned Arabic and Russian early in my career with the intent of joining the Department of Defense after graduating but later decided against it.