Spotlight on Software Engineer, Austin Hughes


Where do you live?

Alpharetta, GA


How long have you been at Topo.ai?

5 years


What drew you to Topo.ai originally and what has changed/kept you here?

I worked with the founders of Topo.ai in the past and there was an opportunity to build off previous organizations, get experience in a start-up, grow my career/experience in engineering, and work with a group of people who have been in the space before to build something new.


What was the last major Topo.ai project you contributed to?

SOC II Audit and Compliance programs with IT security in place.


In your time at Topo.ai what has been your favorite project?

Rebooting project of infrastructure of modern tech – new mapping visualization. Coming off legacy framework.


How would you describe the Topo.ai culture or teams?

All "A" players, everyone in place is at the top of their game. There is a great group of teams focused on achieving our timeline.


What are your hobbies?

Hiking in the mountains, theme parks, traveling (UK last year)


If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Cider – Atlanta Hard Cider


If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and why?

Bill Gates – due to his influence in software and his involvement in projects that have always interested me.


Do you have a favorite destination spot?

London, UK


What is one thing you cannot live without?

Coffee