DraftKings couldn’t produce award-winning products without our Engineering team. We’re excited to spotlight our talented Engineers through our Q&A series. Please welcome Ellen, Lead Software Engineer, who’s been with DraftKings for nearly 4 years! Get to know Ellen’s story below.

Ellen Kim, Lead Software Engineer

How have you adjusted your work/life balance for ‘shelter in place’?

The difficulty with ‘shelter in place’ is that there is no boundary between work and home as there is no commute involved. To keep productivity during work hours and to keep me healthy mentally and physically, I’ve been trying to disconnect from work entirely after 6:00 pm and keep…


DraftKings couldn’t produce award-winning products without our Engineering team. We’re excited to spotlight our talented Engineers through our Q&A series. Please welcome Peter, Senior Lead Software Engineer, who has been with DraftKings for 2 years! Get to know Peter’s story below.

How have you adjusted your work/life balance for ‘shelter in place’?

Luckily it has been a smooth transition into the work from home lifestyle. I was fortunate enough to already have multiple monitors and a big desk to support having an effective workspace. I did purchase a KVM switch to allow me to swap between work and personal PCs…


DraftKings couldn’t produce award-winning products without our Engineering team. We’re excited to spotlight our talent Engineers through our Q&A series. Please welcome Elisabeth, Senior Software Engineer, who’s been with DraftKings for 2 years! Get to know Elisabeth’s story below.

Elisabeth Pillsbury

How have you adjusted your work/life balance for ‘shelter in place’?

It’s certainly more difficult to draw the line between work and personal life when they share the same physical space! I tend to overwork, so I think the first step for me was to recognize that it’s “okay” to take breaks during the work-from-home day. Just as I would take…


DraftKings virtual summer internship program.
DraftKings virtual summer internship program.
DraftKings Life Podcast featuring current and past summer interns.

Despite the unusual circumstances created by a global pandemic, DraftKings was thrilled to virtually welcome twenty-four interns from twenty-one different universities across the country this past summer. These interns had the opportunity to work in various departments, including Analytics, Business Planning, Engineering, Legal, and Marketing. While working remotely from all around the United States, our interns were immersed in a ten-week summer program that challenged them to grow personally and professionally. While integrated into their various teams, interns took ownership of independent projects, met with assigned team “buddies,” and attended virtual…


DraftKings couldn’t produce award-winning products without our Engineering team. We’re excited to spotlight our talented Engineers through our Q&A series. Please welcome Frank, Director of Engineering who’s been with DraftKings for nearly 4 years! Get to know Frank’s story below.

Frank Lo

How have you adjusted your work/life balance for ‘shelter in place’?

Well, I have two young boys, Nathan and Nicky. Like others with young kids and childcare closed due to the pandemic, it has been an adventure. Weekdays can sometimes be a juggling act between work and life. I do appreciate seeing my family more often. …


DraftKings couldn’t produce award-winning products without our Engineering team. We’re excited to spotlight our talented Engineers through our Q&A series. Please welcome Rachel, Senior Software Engineer who’s been with DraftKings for over 5 years! Get to know Rachel’s story below.

Rachel Bookhout

How have you adjusted your work/life balance for ‘shelter in place’?

I never had much work/life balance before ‘shelter in place’, but living in a small studio, it has become necessary. I started being mindful that if I didn’t allocate time specifically for non-work, non-life sustaining tasks, every day would start looking the same. …


DraftKings couldn’t produce award-winning products without our Engineering team. We’re excited to spotlight our talented Engineers through our Q&A series. Please welcome Matt, Principal Software Engineer, who’s been with DraftKings for over 5 years! Get to know Matt’s story below.

Matt Welch

How have you adjusted your work/life balance for ‘shelter in place’?

Thankfully, in my case, it was an easy transition. Commuting to the Boston office takes me a little over an hour each way, so getting more than two hours of my day back has been huge. I’ve been able to spend a lot more time with my family, help…

Jason Jones

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