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Employee Spotlight: Grayson Hicks

by Daphney Addotta
November 12, 2020

Each month, we spotlight one of our amazing team members who work hard to bring you great results. Today, we interviewed Grayson Hicks from our development team. Let's get started!

Grayson Hicks

1. What’s your role at Mediacurrent, both internally and client-related?

I am a senior developer. I lead projects at Mediacurrent, with an emphasis on React, Javascript and GraphQL. I assist with our client and internal trainings to always be learning and sharing the current trends and best practices.

2. Give us an idea of what professional path brought you here.

I spent my first five years out of college in the finance world, after always having an interest in building websites in my spare time. Eventually, I took a leap on coding full time and completed The Iron Yard bootcamp in Greenville, SC. From there, I worked at an educational technology company before landing at Mediacurrent.

3. How did you first get involved with Drupal?

Mediacurrent was my first intro to Drupal. Before that, I had used some smaller CMSs, or even hand wrote them.

4. Is there a go-to Drupal module that you like to incorporate whenever possible?

Being a React expert working on headless Drupal sites, I find myself interacting with JSONAPI a lot!

5. Do you have any recommended reading or books that you would suggest to others?

There is a great book about one of the golden ages of technology development called Turing’s Cathedral that follows the group of scientists developing the first computers at Princeton’s IAS.

6. Any mobile apps that you use regularly?

Really just Twitter and Instagram.

7. What do you like to do in your spare time?

I live in the mountains of NC, so lots of hiking, fishing, and planting as many fruits and vegetables as possible.

8. What do you like about Mediacurrent?

I love the positive, hard-working nature of the people here. When a challenge comes up, it really is a ‘how can we work together to learn and accomplish this’ attitude. Not to mention the friendly, person-first environment.

Meet team member, Daphney Addotta

Daphney utilizes her expertise in recruiting technical resources, communication, and human resources to help her excel in her role as Recruitment and Culture Coordinator. In this unique role at Mediacurrent, she focuses on creating meaningful, genuine, and individualized full lifecycle experiences for candidates as well as ensuring that our culture stays top-notch for all of our employees. 

Prior to Mediacurrent, Daphney began her career as an Assistant in Human Resouces at Georgia State and followed with a role as an intern of Attorney Hiring at Alston and Bird Law Firm. She found her way to technical recruitment while working at a startup called Adot Technology where she learned the ins-and-outs of recruiting positions like Developers and she even learned a little coding while she was at it. She then began as a recruiter at M9 Solutions Staffing Agency where she was able to fill resources for numerous projects with top Global System Integrators. 

Daphney is a Disney movie buff and has been playing tennis since middle school. Outside of work, you can find her traveling or hanging out with her family. 

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