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From Coding to Carving Caverns: How Technology & Nature Converge in Eric Treworgy

Posted Nov 13, 2014

You might say that Eric Treworgy’s engineering career began way back in 1994. While other eight-year-old boys were spending their time on less ambitious endeavors, he was teaching himself QBasic on DOS—his first coding language.

Over time, games like Civilization and World of Warcraft deepened Eric’s connection to computers – inspiring him to pursue a formal education in computer engineering.

But don’t let the vocation fool you. Despite spending his days with mobile bits and bytes, Eric has an even deeper connection to nature. He spends a substantial amount of time outdoors and … gasp … doesn’t even own a smart phone. (Somehow, that hasn’t impacted his ability to understand the technical needs and pain points of mobile app developers and brands that want to run mobile ads).

And no, he isn’t planning on getting one anytime soon – we’ve asked.

Eric, you’ve been #AdColonized.

Q: So you’re officially a “Senior Software Engineer.” What’s your day-to-day like?  

A: My main responsibility is the client portal web application – the interface our clients use to create and track their campaigns. 

I work closely with a team of engineers, as well as the product and design teams to determine the pain points when it comes to the client portal, as well as how best to address them. I then do both front-end and back-end work using a wide range of technologies to help create those solutions.


Q: Do you have a preferred coding language?

A: I wouldn’t say I have a preferred language, but I’m currently working on a project that requires Node JavaScript. I really like it.


Q: You mentioned that you play computer games. Do you play games on mobile too?

A: I’m not really into playing mobile games, although I have designed one. In 2013, a friend and I developed a star-throwing game called Shoot!! Ninja. It’s still available in the App Store.  


Q: So what do you do when you’re not at AdColony?

A: Whether it’s playing soccer or surfing, I really like to get outside and enjoy the nice weather in southern California.

I also love traveling—I attended the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and spent a couple winters ski-bumming in Colorado. Most recently, some friends and I went on an overnight trip to the Los Padres National Forest.

Eric Treworgy maze

Q: You’re coming up on four years with us here. What’s kept you satisfied?

A: The people.  We have an awesome group of hard-working, fun individuals who I like spending time with, both in and out of the office.

Also, the engineering team has a lot of flexibility and self-management with how we approach new projects and opportunities. I’m always getting to explore new ideas and technologies. 

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