10 Questions With... James Lin, Web App Team Lead

Written by: James Lin

(Web App Team Lead)

Employee Voices


Name: James Lin

Title: Web App Team Lead

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA

Office Location: Los Angeles, CA

Start Date: 02/24/2014

Q1. What is your earliest memory of working for Telescope?

A1. I was assigned to a project called Million Second Quiz, and I remember that my boss was ecstatic when he saw the application working for the first time.

Q2. What do you like most about your job?

A2. My coworkers. They’re pretty cool.

Q3. What was your first job?

A3. My title was “Internet Assistant” for Galpin Motors.  I worked with the manager of their internet department to build their promotional sites and photo galleries.  I once even got to go into their special collection showroom to take photos of the vintage and exotic cars.

Q4. What did you want to be when you grew up?

A4. A Lead Web App Developer at a small to medium-sized company based in Los Angeles.

Q5. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would purchase?

A5. A sensible house with large, south-facing, bay windows, so our cat Itty Bit can sunbathe and watch the birds in her retirement.

Q6. What’s your favorite song right now?

A6. I just keep listening to the “lofi hip hop radio - beats to relax/study to” playlist on YouTube.

Q7. What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?

A7. Lately, I just enjoy being outside in a safe, socially distanced manner.

Q8. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

A8. “Birds don't just fly, they fall down and get up, nobody learns without getting it wrong.”  – Shakira

Q9. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

A9. The ability to project a protective bubble of varying size around myself and my immediate surroundings.

Q10. What app or piece of tech can’t you live without?

A10. NordVPN!  NordVPN is the best VPN if you’re looking for a peace of mind when you use public Wi-Fi, access personal and work accounts on the road, or want to keep your browsing history to yourself.