Meet the Cellular Group | Rishi Mody

As we proceed to enhance our person expertise for our creators and their patrons, we needed to offer a behind-the-scenes have a look at the individuals constructing Patreon. On this collection, you’ll meet the Cellular Group led by Shannon Ma.

Rishi Mody joins Patreon as the most recent Employees Software program Engineer for cellular iOS. Properly-versed within the cellular iOS area, Rishi has interned at Apple and simply completed a stint at Instagram. Having based his personal growth studio, Rishi’s end-to-end product expertise provides to Patreon’s phenomenal engineering roster. We had an opportunity to sit down down with him on his first day.

Inform us three enjoyable info about your self.

  1. I’m a painter; I do pop artwork and acrylic work.
  2. I’ve had two viral moments on Twitter.
  3. I began a contract studio with my mates in my Venice Seaside residence.

What drew you to Patreon?

Shannon was a giant cause I made a decision to come back to Patreon. I’ve labored for him straight and not directly for 3 years. He’s my favourite particular person I’ve ever labored with. So when the chance introduced itself, it felt like a pure development. Additionally, the individuals listed here are simply proficient and one of the best within the recreation. From an engineering and product standpoint, working with one of the best of one of the best was interesting.

It sounds just like the individuals right here at Patreon initially piqued your curiosity. Are you able to share what drew you to Patreon from a technical perspective?

One of many challenges of working in tech is that the foundation of each product determination is just not about delivering one of the best, artistic, or enjoyable experiences. In the end it comes right down to conserving customers engaged with the product due to income.

Working at Patreon is thrilling as a result of it’s a cool product to work on and in addition due to the mission. They’re straight aligned, so I don’t have to fret a few venture being rejected as a result of its impression on the income. Being able to create best-in-class merchandise with out specializing in the underside line is superior.

You’ve been across the block, from beginning your individual freelance studio to working at Meta/Instagram and now Patreon. What are you most enthusiastic about right here?

What I’m personally enthusiastic about is working with the caliber of individuals right here. They’re all proficient and have the talents to know what they’re doing at this stage of early days. I really like the potential of seeing how you may develop one thing from the bottom up. It’s a brand new and welcomed problem, coming from a large firm with a bunch of good individuals and gaining access to years and years of code and options. There’s a ton of artistic work to do right here, and I’m wanting ahead to contributing to it.


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