Hiya Profile

Getting to Know Hiya: Stephen Orth, Senior Software Engineer

If there’s one guy who knows a thing or two about iPhones, it’s Stephen Orth! As a Senior Mobile Software Engineer, specializing in iOS, Stephen has used his 10 years of experience in mobile software development to provide Hiya users with the best experience on their iPhones (and on their Androids too.)

But when Stephen isn’t working hard in the Hiya office or getting the 411 on the newest Apple gadgets and gizmos at the annual Apple WWDC Conference, check out how he likes to spend his spare time below:

Where is your hometown?
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Before working at Hiya, what was the must unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I worked on a garbage truck for 1 day. That was enough.

What are 3 words to describe Hiya?
Intelligent. Creative. Fun.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
Code design and implementation ownership

What is your favorite thing to do in the wonderful city of Seattle?
Ride my bicycle

What have been the most important innovations you have witnessed in your lifetime?
The Internet and the iPhone (duh)

Any favorite line from a movie?
“Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.”

What four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?
Albert Camus, Joe Strummer, Sam Shepard, Elon Musk

Where is the best place you have traveled and why?
The Greek Islands – the people, the food, the sea.

What is your personal philosophy?
Live the life you have always imagined.

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