Getting To Know Roundtable: Stephen Lucas Employee Spotlight
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This week, we sat down with Roundtable’s Stephen Lucas to talk about his role, learning & development (L&D), and industry trends he finds interesting.
What does your title mean? What do you do for Roundtable?
My title as a Software Developer means I help with developing content, and designing infrastructure that aids the development and deployment of content.
How did you get into programming and development?
I actually ended up teaching myself the basics of programming when I was younger, then started working here getting experience in programming and learning on and off throughout high school and college.
What is a trend in learning technology that’s exciting to you?
The most exciting trend in learning technology for me is the integration of new technology in learning. Being able to physically interact with a learning experience allows learners to not only learn more, but also be more engaged than ever before.
What would you say is the most important part of building a training program?
Content for training can target a diverse set of learners, so I believe it’s important to make the content approachable and not too complex. You should also allow the user some room to explore, show off what they’ve learned, and learn from their mistakes.
Finish the sentence. Learning is essential to an organization because…
… because it establishes a baseline for knowledge of the tasks an employee must tackle, and prepares them for any unexpected or uncommon occurrences in that role.
What is something you have done in this role that you are proud of?
I’m proud of not just everything I’ve done individually, but what we’ve done as a whole. I’ve been part of some amazing projects, including the development of extended reality (XR) experiences and developing the Mercury XRS system, which has been a rewarding experience.
What are some interesting facts about you?
-I’ve been on a 2,000+ mile drive through the US experiencing most of the northern states from Ohio to California.
-I’ve worked on software and hardware for things that have been in space!