Larry Blog Committee: Hi Sean, the Larry Blog Committee would like to ask you a few questions and get to know what you do a little better. Can we start by asking you to tell us a little bit about yourself?
Sean Friese: You sure can. I am a family man, working remotely from sunny West Melbourne, Florida. I’ve been with the company for almost 14 years. I enjoy my spare time with my family and friends, playing games, mountain biking on local trails, and doing Taekwondo with my sons. I also try to make time for all kinds of interesting technical gadgetry, web development and eLearning trends, and hobbies that requires constant tinkering.
Larry Blog Committee: What did you do prior to working at ANCILE Solutions?
Sean Friese: I spent a few years at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Research Institution in Fort Pierce as a member of their IT department. I eventually began honing my skills as a web developer for them, in between fixing computer and networking-related issues, and soon realized the web was where I’d like to focus my efforts. I then gravitated into a web development position at a local startup for a short period of time before accepting a position at RWD Technologies (ANCILE).
Larry Blog Committee: When did you start working for ANCILE?
Sean Friese: I had the pleasure of joining the organization back in September of 2000, when the ANCILE team was a products division of RWD Technologies.
Larry Blog Committee: What did you do for ANCILE when you first started? Has your role changed over time? What are you doing now?
Sean Friese: I originally came aboard as part of a content development team to build rich-media custom eLearning courses for Fortune 500 companies. I created various development templates for the team to use across eLearning projects, and invested some time learning about eLearning communication and packaging standards (SCORM/AICC). It was precisely what interested me at the time, and I learned quite a bit. Roughly 5 years later, I began doing sporadic work on InfoPak, and after uPerform came along, I became excited about the project and worked on course and simulation publishing, among other features. In recent years, I’ve had the opportunity to focus my efforts on new product development, such as uAlign and another new cloud based application.
Larry Blog Committee: Can you tell us more about the project you are currently working on?
Sean Friese: I’ve actually been working on an exciting new project. I think this is one of the more interesting projects that the brilliant “think tank” at ANCILE have come up with. I’ve not yet come across anything else quite like it.
Larry Blog Committee: What is your favorite thing about working at ANCILE Solutions?
Sean Friese: It would have to be the people. It is a pleasure to work with smart, dedicated individuals at ANCILE. I have the utmost respect for them. A close second would be the opportunities to challenge myself while working on some truly interesting projects that are leveraged by folks around the world to make their jobs a bit easier.