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Employee Spotlight: Mary Rogers on the Engineering Team

By Katy Mullet | 2 min read

We have an incredible team here at Gather — and we want you to meet them! Our Employee Spotlight series highlights different Gather team members so you can learn a little more about the team. 

Name: Mary Rogers

What I Do At Gather: Senior Software Engineer on the Engineering Team

Where I Call Home: Born and raised here in Atlanta!

mary rogers with charlie

So what brought you to Gather?

Before Gather, I was working at another SaaS company in Atlanta called Calendly. A large portion of the dev team there was out-sourced overseas so I knew I wanted my next job to have a local, supportive group of people that would enable me to learn, grow, and really feel like part of a team. Gather fit that bill perfectly!

How would you describe what you do in a few sentences?

Most of us on the team are full-stack developers, so time is usually split pretty evenly between front-end and back-end work; I do enjoy front-end more though, so I try to pick up tickets around our burgeoning design system or the new React front-end we are building for the project I am on. Outside of purely technical work, I spend time writing and flushing out stories for upcoming sprints, keeping an eye on our Jenkins pipelines, and doing code reviews.

What do you like about working at Gather?

As our team grows and faces new technical challenges, I love that there are always new problems to solve. We are given a ton of autonomy to tackle them as a team in the way we see fit, and that continuous learning is really important to me.

What’s the most challenging part of your job?

Finding time to do all the things that don’t fall squarely under sprint work. We are moving in the right direction by pushing for 20% engineering time dedicated to things like DevOps, refactoring tech debt, and other projects that we think are important.

charlie with tennis ball

What’s a fun fact about your team?

The R&D team definitely has the best dogs in the office – not that I’m biased or anything…

What do you like to do outside of work?

I spend most of my time outside of work hanging out with my husband, our dog Charlie, and family and friends. I love trying new restaurants and traveling. I also have some guilty pleasures, namely reality television and my unlimited account at Postmates.

Katy Mullet
Content Marketing Manager

I'm the Content Marketing Manager here at Gather. Outside of writing and creating campaigns, I love to try new restaurants here in Atlanta or wherever I'm traveling.

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