Our Behind the Data series aims to give you deeper insight into the minds and personalities of the developers, marketers, and technical support engineers who make up this eclectic, close-knit group. At work, we craft everything from Microsoft reporting APIs to mobile email applications, race against the machine during hackathons, build architecturally sound beer towers during retros, and paddle down the Charles during the warmer months. And outside work? Outside work, things get all shook up. Here to explain why is Tamar Rucham, a software engineer who beams for Boba, screams at BlackBerries, and doth protest too much her ninjahood.   What do you do?

I’m a software engineer working on Gander.

What are you listening to right now?

Paranoid Android by Radiohead, a bit of an oldie but I guess I am too.

Fill in the blank. Contrary to popular belief I  ________.

Am not a ninja.

When did you last laugh?

When I answered the question regarding contrary to popular belief.

What is your worst nightmare?

To be buried alive or to be doing BlackBerry development. I’m not sure which is worse.

What is the last thing you bought?

Two mangos, two avocados, two prunes, half a loaf of bread and lunch, from Russo’s.

What are your biggest pet peeves?

When people use phrases in English I don’t know so I have to Google (or Duckduckgo) them, like "pet peeve."

Name something that makes you smile.

Boba tea

If you could teach a college course what would it be? 

How to not take life too seriously. What can be more important?!?