Behind the Scenes at Buzztime with Harrison Schaen
At Buzztime, we have a wide array of interesting, fun and passionate employees that all play a significant role in perfecting our product and keeping our customers happy! We’d love to give you the chance to take a peak behind the scenes at who exactly these amazing people are.
Harrison Schaen is the Associate Product Manager here at Buzztime. He is our go to person for all of our digital, web, and email properties, which means that he is the one who builds and manages our web content to keep us looking fresh. Since joining the Buzztime family a year and a half ago, Harrison has enjoyed playing a key role in establishing mobile optimization for the Buzztime website. While he does love making websites the best and most effective they can be, his favorite part about working at Buzztime are the people he gets to work side by side with every day. (He is even roommates with another Buzztime employee!) And although, Harrison sure is a wiz on the computer, his major while playing basketball at Princeton was actually English…can you say triple threat?
What is your favorite Buzztime game to play?
“Late Shift, because stimulating your brain with a mix of content after hours is great.”
What do you think makes for a great atmosphere at a bar & restaurant?
“I like a relaxed atmosphere at a bar that is not too crowded. I just want to hang out with friends, socialize, and maybe play some pool or trivia.”
What attracted you to the hospitality industry?
“Although the entertainment industry is in my blood, my first few summer jobs were actually in the hospitality industry. Working with restaurants, bars, hotels and other establishments, I learned a lot about what patrons want and how customers provide it to them. With the knowledge of these industries under my belt, I was able to secure a position here at Buzztime using the talents I have developed in Marketing and Technology, which I continue to apply to valuable projects to this day.”
What is your favorite go-to drink?
“Patron, on the rocks.”
What celebrity, living or dead, would you most like to have a drink with?
“That’s tough. I’d have to say, living, Eric Schmidt from Google because he is a personal inspiration to me. Dead, either Langston Hughes, who would be amazing to chat about society, culture, and language with, or Albert Einstein, whose mind I would love to pick because I am fascinated by science.”
If you had a bar, what would you name it?
“There would be no name. It would be a hole in the wall Speak Easy that people have to just know about.”
If you had a super power, what would it be?
“The power of suggestion so that I could encourage people to do whatever I want them to just by mentioning it.”
What’s one cool thing about Buzztime you wish people knew?
“I wish people knew that everyday at Buzztime there is a new challenge, or new project that forces you to step outside of your comfort zone and try new things. It makes going to work each day exciting and you get to bond with co-workers you never thought you’d get to work with.”
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you want with you?
“I’d want my girlfriend, a solar powered battery charger, and cell phone with a crazy antenna for reception.”
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