Welcome Dave Olson to the Blue Ion Team

We’re excited to welcome the newest member of our Blue Ion development team: Dave Olson.

Dave is a front-end developer AND designer (another unicorn for the Blue Ion team), with an eye for great design, clean code, and of course, plaid shirts. Dave makes his way to us from Charlotte, NC, and is already ensconced in the Charleston lifestyle with his wife and labradoodle Genevieve (separate people).

Per our hazing ritual for all Blue Ion n00bs, Dave took time out from coding to answer these hard-hitting questions so you’ll feel like you know him just as well as we do.


If you could choose only one song to play every time you walked into a room what would it be?
Ignition (Remix) by R. Kelly



What celebrity parents do you wish you had?
Bill Murray and the Queen of England

What’s your opinion on people who still code in PERL?
100% chance they use a mechanical keyboard

Tabs vs Spaces?

Is Silicon Valley IRL?
I don’t have any friends with an HBO go account to steal so I’m not up to date on this.

You have to write in one font for the rest of your life. What is it going to be? (hint you’re fired if you say comic sans or curlz).

What terrible movie deserves a remake?
Not a terrible movie, but a new Top Gun could be killer.

What 80s power ballad best defines your life?
Don’t Stop Believing by Journey. I wasn’t technically born and raised in South Detroit, but close enough, right?

What is always in your refrigerator?
An empty britta pitcher

It’s 5pm. What are you drinking?
Bell’s Oberon

What do you like to do on a rainy day?
Watch old episodes of Arrested Development

You have to spend one week on one ride at Disney World, which one do you pick?
The Canadian bar at Epcot

Would Spielberg, Tarantino, Hitchcock, or Scorsese direct a movie on your life?
Spielberg – always wanted to be Indiana Jones as a kid

Are you a summer or winter Olympics person?


If you had to teach a gym class, what would you call it?
The PBR-K: Try and run a 5k while drinking a 24pk of Pabst that you’re carrying with you

Decide between a tramp stamp or barbed wire tattoo.
Barbed wire

If you were a TV network, what would you be?
Local access news and events

You’re having a bad day, what makes it better?
Being greeted by my dog when I get home

On a scale of Taco Bell Mild to Diablo sauce how much do you like spicy food?

What is your favorite time of day?
Just after sunrise

What three words would your family use to describe you?
“Creative, I guess?”