Name: Maxwell Goldbas
Hometown: New York, NY
Joined: January 2019
Department(s): Data Engineering
Spoken Languages: English, Sarcasm (English)
What excites you about being part of the Cherre family?
The idea of a single source of truth for data is a struggle across all industries. In advertising, many ask, “how is my budget increasing my company’s value?” In finance, the question is, “how much is my return on my investment?” In real estate, the question “What information do you have on this address?” has not been answered well because of disparate sources and legal complexities. Cherre has done an incredible job of providing a single source of truth with data, and the work my team is currently doing will accelerate that even further.
At Cherre, we are all snow leopards – what are you working on and what makes you unique?
My job for the next quarter is to unify all of our data into a single entry point, and I’m very excited to bring this to market. My main goal is to train our engineers to handle these complex issues that seem simple, and empower them to understand how information can be connected across datasets. I also grew up in New York, so using data to develop the next generation of cities is exciting.
How do you give back to the community to change our world for the better?
I think about how communities could use better real estate data. For example: How do people get their neighborhoods developed, and what do they need to do to get there?
What keeps you curious and engaged to grow personally/professionally?
The fact that most people use technology everyday and still have little insight into how it works. How do icons appear on your phone? How do websites appear? Building a strong understanding of these fundamentals has been a goal of my career and Cherre has been answering these questions brilliantly. I also enjoy learning about space; specifically how software and hardware differ for extraterrestrial technology.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I’ve got two french Bulldogs, Duke and Baxter, that I like to take to the park on a regular basis and I spend some time drawing with a nice marker set I bought when the pandemic hit. I’ve got a side project to research software in space as well that I am working on with some friends.
What is the last book you read/movie you watched?
Rules for Work, by Richard Templar.
If your life were being turned into a movie, who would play you or narrate your story?
Gilbert Godfried would narrate my story.