Sam Morrison

Tell us about your role at Wayfair
I've been at Wayfair for 5 years now. I started as a CSS/HTML developer and grew as our technology expanded. I'm now a Creative Technologist on the Discover Capabilities team. I take great joy in helping teams coordinate design and engineering efforts. I have the unique privilege of getting to own projects from inception to design to engineering and finally production!

Tell us about your career journey - did you always want to work in Tech? How did you get to where you are today?
I studied Video Game Design and Development in college and when I enjoyed working on the UI more than the actual game, I knew web development was the right place for me. I'm thrilled I have a career where I can professionally work on "UI's" with other enthusiastic folks!

What do you think are the most important skills to be successful in Technology? Why?
Don't resist going down rabbit holes _all_ the time. While it's good to keep feature work on time and efficient, it's just as important to give way to your curiosity and learn whatever you mind finds interesting. Learning new things brings great joy to me and keeps reminding me of why I got into this field in the first place!

April 19, 2022
When I first started learning about web development, I discovered an instant infatuation with design. I would scroll endlessly through Dribble, thinking that everything on there felt perfect and was in an untouchable realm of its own – one I didn’t feel worthy of entering. I think that’s in part why I was drawn to web development – I wanted to be in the presence of designers and get to touch those (seemingly) infallible creations they produced. My curiosity for both development and design eventually led me down a path of learning and self-discovery, a path which brought me to my current role as a creative technologist. If that name is new to you (or perhaps sounds like what programmers in the 1940s were called), I’m right there with you! I’m still getting used to it and discovering what the role is myself, so come along and I’ll share what I’ve uncovered in these dark and inky corridors!
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