Welcome to Player Profile! Each month we’ll feature a member of our all-star lineup with a Sports and Company Culture Q&A.
This month we’re featuring Zachary Dorcinville, who joined our team in March 2022. As a Frontend Engineer, Zachary is working on some fascinating challenges, from complex user interfaces to dashboards. He gets excited about building scalable software to implement innovative solutions. Zachary is a Bronx native, who can’t live without his laptop or churros. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, coding, listening to music, and studying physics.
Hi Zachary, thanks for taking the time to do this!
What’s been your favorite Frontrunner Memory so far?
Enjoying fine Asian cuisine in NYC with the whole team.
What do you like the most about the company culture at Frontrunner?
It feels more like tackling problems with a group of friends rather than actually being at work.
What’s your preferred genre of music to listen to while you work?
What got you interested in working in Web3?
I love how cutting-edge the technology is. I found it cool that you can build web applications that interact with the blockchain in many ways while offering a new way of user authentication.
When did you first get into crypto and how?
In the Summer of 2021, I noticed some of my friends talking about some of their NFT investments. I became curious and started learning about how the blockchain works and how I can use it to invest and build.
What are your favorite sports teams?
Who are some athletes you admire?
If you could play any sport professionally what would it be and what position?
NBA point guard
If you could choose anyone (dead or alive), who would you pick as your mentor?
What’s your personal mantra?
Mistakes aren’t failures, they are lessons learned. What ultimately matters is how you react to a mistake.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, right now, where would you go?
The United Kingdom
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t a software engineer?
Continue to study physics and math, eventually becoming a professor.
What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone starting out in their career?
Never stop learning, find what you like the most and stick with it, and embrace all the mistakes and shortcomings along the journey.
For our next Player Profile, we’ll be interviewing Anna, from our Design team. What is one question you would like to ask her?
What’s one of the biggest lessons you’ve learned in your lifetime?
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Frontrunner is a decentralized sports prediction market where users can buy shares of sports propositions and trade them like they would stocks. Unlike traditional sportsbooks where users place a bet and wait, Frontrunner gives users full control over their portfolios, allowing them to dynamically buy and sell positions as the odds change. By leveraging the power of free markets and the blockchain, we create transparent markets and liquid positions to reduce counterparty risk and fundamentally change the way that people invest in their sports knowledge and beliefs.