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People Behind The Project: Eric Langkamp

People Behind The Project - Eric Langkamp


Eric Langkamp


Software Engineer

How do you help clients?

I use my knowledge of software language and logic to create custom software products as a part of a development team.

What led you to here?

I was working for a local company as a software engineer, but neither the money nor the environment was a fit for what my family and I needed. My wife and I had found out that our first child was on the way, and that spurred me to find a better company. After a few months of searching, a recruiter brought me to Far Reach.

Tell us about your background or training.

I started off as an automation developer, which is a fancy way of saying I wrote programs to test other programs. From there I moved on to where I wanted to be, which is software development. Prior to that, however, I was a simulation programmer for Iowa State University working on educational video games.

What is your work mantra?

Software is just as much art as it is science.

What guides you?

The creative process. I enjoy the moments in which ideas just start to flow and it’s as if things were just meant to be created.

What are you reading?

Currently I’m reading “The Ultimate History of Video Games” by Steven Kent. Before that I was reading “Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years” by Carl Sandburg.

Who do you follow?

I tend to admire and follow industry pioneers such as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. As for contemporary entrepreneurs, I am a big fan of Elon Musk.

What’s your favorite app?

Audible is definitely my favorite. I use it multiple times a day.

Where do you see the field going in 1-3 years?

I feel that web design and web apps will become more prevalent on mobile platforms. Right now we see a split between mobile apps and web apps, but sometime in the near future I believe we’ll see a marriage of these two technologies.