Meet the Team: RC Lations, Lead Developer

In part 4 of our "Meet the Team" series, we get to know RC Lations, our enterprising lead developer.

RC joined the team in August 2016, and he's had a huge impact on INN Labs' products, infrastructure, and client projects since then.

"Largo is really the biggest project – we've built out a roadmap for that and started working towards our next few releases, which is very exciting," RC said.

RC has also made significant enhancements to our suite of publishing plugins.

"We recently released the Knight Lab Storytelling Tools plugin, which I'm excited to see folks using. And we've been cleaning up and refactoring a lot of our old plugins so they represent the best of current dev practices in WordPress, which is great to see coming along."

Here's more from RC:

Where are you from?

Northshore Massachusetts.

How long have you been at INN?

One year next week!

What's your title and what do you do?

My official title is Lead Developer, which means I do a lot of building things, but I also get to design new projects and plan for the future of our existing products.

What's your favorite part of your job?

Working on projects that have a clear impact on journalists and publishers.

Where do you get your news?

I have digital subscriptions to my two local papers in Maine, but I've also tried to follow individual journalists on Twitter, because I think the relationship between journalist and reader is important and I wanted to cultivate that, at least in my own news consumption.

Who or what inspires you?

People who lead with equal parts strategy and empathy.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Sailing, kayaking – I'd love to get into mapmaking if I could find the time.

What's your favorite part of working remotely?

The freedom to organize my workspace and schedule to create a healthy balance that increases my productivity on the whole.

Where's your favorite place to work?

Definitely the hammock in my backyard.

What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?


Favorite kind of pie?

Classic Apple.

Are you a dog or cat person?


Favorite album or book?

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.

Favorite place you've traveled to?

Iceland – 360 degree scenery everywhere you go.

Most recently used gif?

Describe yourself in 5 emojis or less.

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