Chess.com Staff Profiles - Meet Dallin!

Chess.com Staff Profiles - Meet Dallin!

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Jan 26, 2018, 2:09 PM |
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Welcome to another edition of our Staff Profiles, learning a little bit more about each of tthe Chess.com Staff! Today we meet Dallin!

What is your name?

Dallin Atkinson

Where do you live?

Utah, USA — Where the mountains meet the desert, with a salty puddle in between.

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How long have you worked for Chess.com and what do you do?

I've worked with Chess.com since 2010. I get to solve design and interaction problems all day in an effort to make playing and learning on Chess.com easy and fun. It's pretty freaking awesome.

What do you like about working at Chess.com?

I love that everything I create gets used by millions people every day. I love that our users are so engaged with our product that they let us know what they love and hate. I love working with smart people that push me to be better every day.

What are your other interests and hobbies?

Family Adventures (married with 3 kids and a dog,) Design (in all forms,) Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Cooking, Gaming, Mountain Biking, Cycling, Hiking, Camping, Jeeping, Exploring, Experiential Learning

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If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Teleportation, so long as it came with the ability to see 3 seconds into the future and the ability to take whatever I am directly touching with me. That way I won't end up alone and naked in the middle of the street about to be hit by a bus. It would also be nice if the act of teleportation burned a bunch of calories, so I would not get huge from all the amazing food I would eat. I mean, sure, I'd save lives and such, but the biggest deal here is breakfast in Belgium, lunch in Kyoto, and dinner at home.

0-0 or 0-0-0?

0-0 as black, 0-0-0 as white.

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Thanks to Dallin for helping Chess.com be more amazing day after day and thanks to you too, for reading!