Employee Spotlight: Chris Leong

Chris LeongChris gets the honor of being spotlighted last in our series on new employees. We are still searching for one more; please see our Join Team Escape page. Chris joined Escape in February 2013. From 2005 to 2013, he worked for a software company that wrote revenue cycle management software for hospitals. Chris went to UCSD for school (which he considers one of the best times of his life). In his spare time, Chris loves watching sports, 49ers games being the favorite, followed by the Sharks, Giants and Kings. He also golfs as well, when time and weather permit.

What is your favorite part of working for Escape? — The people who work here are amazing. Everyone is so nice and it feels like a real family environment.

Can you give us a quick play-by-play of your average work day? — I’m still fairly new. My assumption is that I will be coming into the office and fixing code to either enhance the software and/or fix bugs in the software. I do know that my first project will be working with Escape Online statistics.

What have been some of the highlights of your career? — I guess one is being a lead developer on a product that brought my previous company millions of dollars of income.

What are your favorite activities or things to do when not working? — Golfing, being with (hanging out with) family and friends.

Where are you from originally? — San Francisco

If you weren’t a developer, what would you be? — I would be a coffee shop owner, because I love coffee and it would be nice to own my own business. When I was in college I lived at the local Peets Coffee, doing homework, and it was just a nice atmosphere to be in so I think that developed a love for a coffee house in me.

What is your favorite food? — Steak. Honestly, I can’t think exactly why, other than I love steak and potatoes (and sometimes a glass of wine). Steak to me is just so flavorful and tasty.

What is your ringtone? — The Notre Dame Football “Fight Song.”

If you could meet one person, who and why? — Never really thought about this, so I can’t really say. There’s no one I can think of at the moment.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? — Hmmm, probably the power to read minds. This would be an awesome superpower because you can do so much when you know what other people are thinking. It’s a super power that also can be used to help other people and prevent a lot of conflicts.