Here at Sporcle: Reid builds the Sporcle Flagship app for iPhone and iPad. Basically, he stares at code all day and plays around with iPads.
About: Reid describes himself as a mix between a “total geek and a total jock.” As he puts it, “I like football and I like Pokémon.” He’s a big Seattle sports fan who loves the University of Washington Huskies, the Seahawks, and the Mariners.
He also enjoys going to see live music and playing music with his friends (he plays the bass guitar.) And when he was in middle school, he and some friends formed a cover band that continued through their high school years. They had weekly gigs, played at anniversaries and birthday parties, and it sounds like they were pretty well organized for a bunch of adolescents.
Strange Fact: Reid was 10 1/2 pounds when he was born. On a similar subject, he shares a birthday with Bill Gates.
Best part about working at Sporcle: In his words, “I love how [Sporcle] is both oddly fast-paced and laid-back.” He describes how the team likes to get things done fast but also likes to tinker. There’s always people asking “what if we tried it this way” and continually working to improve the product.
It’s fall cleaning time at Sporcle — and we’re bidding farewell to a couple of quiz types.
Text memorizer: This quiz type was from the early days of Sporcle. All published text memorizer quizzes now appear in classic quiz form.
Interpretative: This quiz type was an experiment. It was fun, and for a while Sporcle HQ was busy making and taking personality quizzes. But alas, it was not to be. If you want more of these types of quizzes, we recommend you check out OctoQuiz.
Note: If you created an Interpretative quiz, you will find the quiz in your quiz dashboard. All interpretative quizzes have been turned into classic quizzes and appear publicly as ‘admin removed’. But your data is still there.
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Clicking on this tab will show you lists of Sporcle’s most-played quizzes…that you’ve never played before. Today, we put out an update. Before you could only sort by category. But now you can sort by category AND quiz type.
You have to be logged in to use this feature, as we can only know what quizzes you’ve played if you are playing with an account. You might be surprised by some great quizzes that you somehow never got around to playing!
About: Traci describes her life like this: I’m 28, I live with my boyfriend and my dog, and I love my small little family. She’s an animal person, with a special love for dogs. Outside of work she’s goofy and sarcastic, but at work she’s the picture of professionalism.
Interests: Traci likes to sit and watch TV for hours on end…or go for a hike. She likes a mix of the indoor and outdoor, and made it her goal this year to do more hiking. She also likes playing board games with friends.
Strange Fact: After college Traci traveled to Guatemala where she lived and volunteered in an animal shelter for a month. In her words, she is “weirdly obsessed with weird dogs.” She volunteers at a Seattle animal shelter, and her favorite dogs are the neurotic, nervous dogs.
Here at Sporcle: Traci spends her time in numerous spreadsheets, handling financial reports and administrative tasks. As she puts it “a lot of things come through me.”
Favorite thing about working at Sporcle: Traci likes that everyone works really hard, while maintaining their sense of humor. She adds “I laugh at something at least once a day.” Beyond the mix of hard work and fun, she loves getting to wear jeans to work everyday.
Line by Line: Be it songs, movies or jokes, some dialogue is best heard a second time (or third or fourth.) This badge is devoted to those who follow the lines. Now go play 50 total Follow That Line quizzes, and report back when you’re finished.
Happy Hour: At Sporcle HQ, happy hour means a trek down to the local brewery. (After earning a badge, of course!) Join in the fun by playing 10 quizzes between 4 PM and 6 PM in one day.
As always, check the badge page for the latest updates.
It’s been waaaaaay too long since we’ve had a quiz contest. So we thought, let’s change that! This contest is different from those in the past, because it’s an OctoQuiz Contest.
What’s OctoQuiz? It’s a new site we’re developing, that features 8-question quizzes. (You can read more about it in this blog post.) The Sporcle Staff have been having an OctoQuizmaking contest for the whole month of March. And we’re inviting you to join us for the final week.
1. Go to the Create section, and click the ‘Create an Octoquiz’ button. (Or go directly to OctoQuiz here.)
4. Experiment with the quiz format and add some images. When it’s ready to go, click the green ‘Publish Quiz’ button.
5. Come back to this blogpost and post your quiz in the comments.
Multiple entries are accepted, and you have until the end of March to submit them.
We’ll review all the quizzes, and the winning one will be promoted on the Sporcle homepage and the OctoQuiz Facebook page. Even if your quiz doesn’t win, there’s a good chance it will be published on OctoQuiz in the coming days and months.
And the most fun part is sharing these quizzes with family and friends. Share your quiz on Facebook or tweet it at someone you think will really enjoy it.