Meet the Ascedian: Charlie Powell

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What makes Ascedia special? Our people! Every week, we'll introduce you to a member of our team so you can get to know us a little better.

NAME AND TITLE

Charlie Powell – Associate Application Developer

MY TYPICAL WORKDAY

First I chug some coffee. Then, if I'm not working on a new project, I check to see if any websites have started on fire and work to resolve any problems that arise, as well as any other 'Charlie Work.'

HOW I CHOSE MY CAREER PATH

Ever since I was a kid, I've been glued to a computer. Working on developing different websites provides a new challenge every day, and new challenges are fun and exciting. Also, spending the majority of my time using the internet in some capacity, it only made sense to get into web development.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT ASCEDIA

The friendly atmosphere, and the fact that I don't have to wear a tie to work.

EDUCATION

Bachelor's of Computer Science from Marquette University

HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT

Rambler

FIRST JOB

Packing Hammocks for Grand Trunk or assisting my Dad recording live music.

BEST PIECE OF CAREER/PROFESSIONAL ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED

Be Good or Be Gone

PERSONAL HERO

Elon Musk

FAVORITE MILWAUKEE HANGOUT

Getting brunch at Comet Café or Café Hollander, bowling at Landmark, darts at Wolskis, or pool at Scaffidis

LAST BOOK READ

Armada by Ernest Cline

PERSON I'D MOST LIKE TO MEET (LIVING OR DEAD)

Bill Murray

FAMILY

My parents Timothy and Betty, and my brother Matt

WHAT I DO IN MY SPARE TIME

Play videogames, Magic the Gathering, and watch/read science fiction

SECRET TALENT

I can do the John Belushi "eyebrow wave."

MOST MEANINGFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT

I have credits in Spike Lee’s Chi-raq.