Behind the Scenes at Buzztime with LaShawn James
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 peek behind the scenes at who exactly these amazing people are.
LaShawn is our Director of Product Management here at Buzztime, and has been very instrumental in the development of our new Tablet Playmaker. He leads our product development team in the creation of strategies, business cases, product definitions, designs, and the implementation of product solutions that maximize revenue and improve customer satisfaction. He loves the ability to think both creatively and analytically, creating products that solve customer problems and meet the company’s needs.
LaShawn has always had that curious spirit. As a child, after watching a cartoon on TV, he once tried to gain superpowers by placing his wet finger in a socket. He did not get any superpowers from that experiment, but he is very smart and has a great sense of humor. He is also very well rounded, having completed a triathlon; as well as attending school in Germany and traveling all over the world (he claims to have visited over 25% of the world’s countries!)
What is your favorite Buzztime game to play?
What do you think makes for a great atmosphere at a bar & restaurant?
Friends. Friends. Friends.
What attracted you to the industry?
The opportunity to create great, exciting products for millions of customers.
What is your favorite go-to drink?
Water (Publicly safe answer.)
What celebrity, living or dead, would you most like to have a drink with?
Hattie McDaniel (so many stories especially on how to persevere.)
If you had a bar, what would you name it?
If you had a super power, what would it be?
Green Lantern, then I would have them all.
What’s one cool thing about Buzztime you wish people knew?
It takes quite a bit of technology to synchronize scores across the globe
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you want with you?
A friend, snorkel gear (includes swimsuit), and a satellite phone (to arrange a ride of the island when I’m done.)
Favorite part of your job?
Creating products that solve customer problems and meets the company’s needs.
Tune in each week to catch the next behind the scenes segment of our Buzztime team.