Heidi: “I think that being able to track your progress, being able to measure your progress, that’s a really important idea right there. It’s a lot more obvious how to measure your progress on the technical side of things, then maybe it’s on the creative side.
Bonnie: “At a corporate situation, its usually the boss who says oh, I want this to happen, so go implement it. But here [at Epoxy] you’re discussing it. It’s raw. It’s live action pretty much, so it’s really interesting to be in that sort of environment…”
Heidi: “The ideas behind what we are doing are really complex and I think ultimately that the challenge is to make them as simple as possible for the consumer. But because everything is so complex, and just talking about it is so complex, just staying up with that conversation for an hour can be really, really difficult.”
[concerning women and older programmers]
Heidi: “(Technology) is accessible in a way, where, you don’t need money, you need very little hardware… there’s not a lot of input that has to go in for a women to start learning this kind of thing. Even later on in life ”
Heidi and Bonnie both work at Epoxy, a company that works to build the tools that online video creators need to thrive in social media. Heidi is a software engineer who formerly worked at CalTech and later Pixar Animation Studios. Bonnie currently works as a designer.
Heidi Brandenburg and Bonnie Chen (left to right) | Epoxy