#TechTalk with Scholastic: Introducing Ryan

The best part about working at Scholastic is knowing that the end result of my labors means a kid gets to read a book. —Ryan Goudjil

When most people think of the publishing industry, they imagine it's filled with people who studied literature or creative writing or marketing or communications. But what if we told you that Engineering and Computer Science students would feel equally at home in a place like Scholastic? Welcome to #TechTalk with Scholastic, our series highlighting the Scholastic Software & Technology Services team. 

Scholastic relies on strong, sophisticated technologies underpinning everything we do, from publishing books to hosting book fairs to providing materials for educators. With #TechTalk, we're introducing you to some of the technology associates (like WilliamValerieAvi, and Nick) working to build the technology and tools that help get books and resources into the hands of children across the world. 

Today, we welcome Ryan Goudjil, an Associate Quality Engineer who earned his Computer Science degree from NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He answered a few questions to help you better understand the work he does. Read on...

Hey, Ryan. Tell us: What do you do all day?

RYAN: I help make sure everything's working before it's used by customers. Right now, for example, I’m helping test the performance of the website people across the country use to organize their Scholastic Book Fairs! 

Cool! What's the best part about your job?

RYAN: The best part about working at Scholastic is knowing that the end result of my labors means a kid gets to read a book. 

What's something someone would be surprised to hear about the Scholastic Technology Services team?

RYAN: I think people would be pretty surprised by how chill it is.

Just for fun, what's your favorite book?

RYAN: I think about Watchers: Lab 6 by Peter Lerangis at least a few times every year.  My favorite book outside of that is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, it’s a fun read!

 

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