Life as a J: Seth Lugibihl
This week, we’re kicking off a new series welcoming the newest members of team Jargon. As we continue to grow and invest in our mission, we look forward to sharing with the community a spotlight on J’s contributing to the voice ecosystem.
Seth, where is home for you?
I’m originally from northwest Ohio and then I went to school in Indiana, so moving to Seattle has been a big change!
Give us a little background about yourself:
I’m a recent grad (yay!), software engineer, content creator on YouTube, podcaster on Voiciety.io, and musician!
What are you reading right now?
I’m in the process of revisiting “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”
Have you had your 15 minutes of fame yet?
I don’t think so - though I like to dream it’s just around the corner!
Can you play any instruments?
I can play guitar, bass, piano, and trumpet - though these days I mainly play guitar and bass.
What does a weekday in your shoes look like?
Since I’m really excited about what I’m building at Jargon, the days seem to fly by. Outside of work, I’m an avid runner and fitness enthusiast. Lately, I’ve been focused on getting settled and seeing all that Seattle has to offer.
What about the weekend?
Being new to Seattle, I try to get out and explore something new every weekend. Lately, I have been alternating between exploring the city and going on day hikes in the nearby national forests and parks.
What excites you the most about voice?
It’s just getting to the point of larger-scale market adoption in a lot of the major countries around the world, and funding is on the rise. I’m excited to see some “unicorn” voice apps start to emerge.
Who is your go-to voice assistant?
This is a tough one! Most of the time Google is most convenient since I almost always have my phone on me, but if I’m at home or in the car I use Alexa.
The year is 2030, what is a voice interaction like?
Completely frictionless by our standards today! I’m optimistic that the major voice platforms will be able to easily understand a wide variety of languages, accents, and contexts making technology much more accessible for the world.
Anything else you would like to tell the community?
I’m a big proponent of Seattle being the voice capital of the world. There are a lot of cool things going on here. If you are working in voice, come and get plugged into this passionate Voice community here in Seattle!
Got any favorite quotes?
I really like “Seek first to understand, then to be understood” by Dr. Stephen Covey. It’s a great principle to not only apply in a team setting but also as a general principle of life.
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