Taylor Wright-Sanson masters circus performance, Web developing
At first glance, there appears to be little crossover between software engineering and circus arts.
But for computer science and interface design major Taylor Wright-Sanson ’13, an iOS developer and skilled circus performer, the two disciplines complement each other nicely.
“Each requires very specific and practiced skills to solve problems,” says Wright-Sanson, who in January 2015 joined education technology startup Kaymbu in Cambridge, Mass., as its lead iOS developer. The Wheaton alum also is a longtime circus performer who regularly performs for Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures, which provides entertainment at festivals, corporate events and holiday shows.
For the circus arts, problem solving is both physical in nature and requires some mental acrobatics, he said. “Not only does an act need a good trick, but you have to know if those tricks will flow well together.”