Studying philosophy and psychology shaped Derek into a deep thinker and programming made him a builder. Derek began tinkering with software as a hobby—learning HTML and building websites on the side while in college. Derek worked as a freelancer after graduation—creating promotional band websites here and there until he seized an opportunity to innovate at Kasasa—and began doing what he loved full-time.
On a typical day, Derek arrives at the office around 8 AM to start coding and peer-programming with other developers on his team. Kasasa's flexible hours give Derek time to interact with product owners and project managers—working around their schedules. On most days, he heads to the gym around lunchtime, but when he works from home, Derek can still collaborate using Kasasa's technology and the Agile process.