Name: Micah Boswell
Title: Software Engineer
What do you do at Aquabotix?
I develop asset software. A typical day for me includes code, more code and sometimes wet code.
What drew you to Aquabotix?
The idea of a hybrid ROV/AUV. I found an industry directory published by an industry magazine, read through all of the company descriptions, and chose the one that I believed had the most potential. I was drawn by the fact that Aquabotix is leading the way into an entirely new concept of hybrid vehicle operations.
What are 3 words you would describe to describe Aquabotix?
Ambitious, really ambitious.
What is your proudest moment at Aquabotix?
Showing off the web control interface streaming video to 8 devices at once.
What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?
Practical machine learning. It's been on every technologist's wish list for a long time, but it's starting to actually work.
What could you teach me in 5 minutes?
A better way to tie your shoes.
Favorite Travel Destination?
San Diego. Mostly for the weather.
Rocket Boys by Homer Hickham Jr.
What's the coolest thing you are working on right now?
Top Secret. No Comment.
What is the most important thing you have learned in the last 5 years?
There is no substitute for getting your hands dirty with a real application of your product. You can spend years in predictive analysis and simulation, but if, when the propellers meet the water, nothing works, it was a big waste of time. Aquabotix has the hands-on approach that gets the customer the product they want, not just the paperwork.