…of us knew anything coming in; freight forwarding is not something anyone does for fun on weekends. The most successful engineers at Flexport are those that have really great communication skills and who lean on their teammates to help them learn about what they’re doing. This isn’t a place where you can silently code in the corner of a room.
There’s high impact. A great high impact example I like to give is that one of our new hires at the time, Will Humphreys-Cloutier, built a carbon calculator during a hackathon, which will probably save more carbon emissions than basically any non-profit he could have started.