My name is Evan Lepolt and I’m one of the newest developers here at Syncta.
Growing up in northwest Ohio, soccer was my sport of choice. I will never know if I chose soccer because of the vast options available in the area, or if it was because it was my dad’s least favorite sport. I played soccer all the way up until high school where I decided it wasn’t enough running, so I picked up both track and cross country.
After high school I attended the University of Cincinnati, following in my brother’s footsteps and studying Computer Engineering. This program required a unique experience called Cooperative Education, which required students to split their time in half each year between school and work. For four months at a time, students would attend classes, then work full time at a company in our field. During the working sections of college was where I first found my love of programming, as I got to go to work every day to program Fantasy Football for FOX Sports.
As graduation approached I heard the mountains calling my name. Two days after graduation, my car was packed with more dreams than belongings, and I made the drive to Denver where I lived on my friend’s couch. Thankfully, it only took a couple of weeks for me to find a job, move into my own place, and officially start my career.
In Denver, soccer managed to find its way back into my life in a big way. In a matter of months after my move, I had joined seven indoor recreational soccer teams, playing five nights a week. And because that still wasn’t enough soccer, I picked up a coaching gig for a couple of seasons with a competitive youth team. I have since hung up the whistle and cut my soccer addiction down to a mere four teams on three nights a week.
Over my professional years, I’ve held a variety of positions, in a variety of programming languages, in a variety of locations. What has always stayed consistent has been my love of solving problems, and making lives easier for the users that my code will affect. This is why I am excited to be here at Syncta, working on a new challenge in an effort to better the products that will help both my coworkers and our end users.