Daedalus WFH Employee Spotlight: Matt Kahn

Hardware and Software Engineer Matt Kahn in his home office.
Hardware and Software Engineer Matt Kahn in his home office.

What is your role at Daedalus?

Hardware and Software Engineer

What’s your day-to-day like at Daedalus?

My day-to-day consists mostly of coding, hardware assembly, and testing. I move between hardware and software as needed, but recently it has been mostly software projects involving Python, Raspberry Pi, GUI design, and testing. That being said, I’m always on the lookout for FPGA (field-programmable gate array) projects! 

… and how has this changed with WFH (Working From Home)?

Coding can easily be done from home. Most of the hardware I’ve needed I was able to bring home from the office. Occasionally I have had to order hardware to my apartment for assembly. Overall, I have been just about as effective working from home as I was in the office. 

Where is your home office?

Hardware and Software Engineer Matt Kahn's home office setup.

My home PC desk in my bedroom doubles as my WFH office. This lets me connect to my monitor and use my PC as needed. 

What is your favorite part about your WFH setup?

It is close to the kitchen, which is a bit of a double-edged sword. In all seriousness, working from home has motivated me to prepare more of my own meals instead of dining out, especially for lunch.

What has been your biggest challenge so far?

The biggest challenge is not being able to get lunch with my coworkers at any of the amazing Indian buffets in the area.