SenSource Employee Spotlight – Jon Drokin on Vea’s Reporting Platform

Many exciting changes and updates have been occurring at SenSource over the past year including the recent launch of our improved analytics reporting platform, Vea. Behind a lot of these exciting upgrades is Jon Drokin, SenSource software specialist. We recently sat down with Jon for a one-on-one discussion about his day to day events to find out what drives him and how he accomplishes his daily tasks.

What is your favorite activity outside of work?
My favorite activity would have to be coaching my daughter’s basketball team.

What is your favorite food?
They’re kind of trending right now, tacos have to be my favorite.

What is the weirdest or most interesting job you’ve ever had?
I worked at batting cages when I was young. My job was to rake balls into these pits where they had fence’s only two feet high and you had to dodge baseball’s the whole time.

What is the best book you’ve ever read?
My favorite would be Wisdom in Leadership by Craig Hamilton, however, I also love to read a lot of Christian books.

Do you listen to podcasts? If so, what is your favorite podcast?
I like to listen to a funny podcast called “Pass the Mic”. It’s a current events, news and spirituality podcast with humor thrown in.

What is your role at SenSource?
My specific title is Director of Product Management

What apps do you rely on for your day to day work?
We use Slack, GitHub, ZenHub and VS Code daily.

What role did you play with the updated Vea reporting platform?
I handled what we call solution architecture. There’s a technical architecture that involves coding, I didn’t do that. Planning how the solution will work for the end users is solution architecture and that was my main responsibility.

What is your favorite part of the new Vea upgrade?
I believe our main accomplishment and what we did well was to create a system that is complex enough to meet most customer needs but simple enough to quickly onboard customers and provide a high level performance.

What does a typical day look like for you?
Because we’re a small team we do all of our own production, support, dev opps and other technical functions, I start by checking the health of our systems and look for any outstanding issues, then I do quick stand ups with our development team. I also do a lot of customer software demo’s and active development for the balance of the time.

What do you like most about Sen Source?
I like that fact that 15 years into business and we’re still as focused on innovation and growth as a new start-up would be.

To learn more about the SenSource Vea analytics reporting platform, read these other articles:

Vea’s New Feature Will Keep You Alerted
Increase Conversion Rates and Meet Store Goals
Vea’s New Heatmapping Feature Helps Visualize Operations


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