Besides being crazy cool computer geniuses, Matt and Dave have one very important thing in common: those aren’t actually their names—at least in the Birchbox office. It’s become customary to refer to Matt and Dave strictly by their last names or as “lewis” and “mattk” to their fellow Tech team members.
Well hello, MattK.
Name/Title: Matt Kimmel, Senior Software Engineer
Hometown: Amherst, MA
Unofficial role: Programming Polyglot
Fun fact: I was in an experimental noise band in the ’90s, and our self-produced (and completely unlistenable) cassette outsold Dinosaur Jr. for 5 weeks in the local charts. We made enough profit to buy a pizza.
Grooming confession: I bought my latest pair of glasses on the Internet.
Currently loving: The Barking Irons Brando Tee. Great fit, and makes me want to yell “STELLA!”
Worth the splurge: A really good electric razor. I’m terrible at shaving with a blade, but I’ve found you can get just as good a shave from an electric, if you’re willing to spend the money on a high-end model.
Best grooming trick: As a wise person told me when I was very young: “Socks first, then shoes.”
Name/Title: Dave Lewis, Senior Software Engineer
Hometown: Bentonville, Arkansas
Unofficial role: Obscure Benefits Expert
Fun fact: I let my kids choose my clothes.
Grooming confession: I shave in the shower without a mirror.
Currently loving: The launch of Ratings and Reviews.
Worth the splurge: Family time.
Best grooming trick: Working from home.
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