Atomic Object Hires 3 Developers Through AI Competition, Grows Ann Arbor Office 25 Percent
Atomic Object’s Ann Arbor office will grow by 25 percent this spring. The custom software design shop hired three new computer science graduates recruited
through an artificial intelligence competition.
In January, the company hosted the 2017 Atomic Games in its downtown Ann Arbor office, modeled after a similar event held in Atomic’s Grand Rapids office last fall. Seventeen aspiring developers invited to compete each spent a weekend building a program that simulates a Connect Four player. The following Monday, participants ran the games against one another in a single-elimination tournament.
From the competitor pool, Atomic Object offered Jarek Wojciechowski, Josiah Campbell, and Kory Dondzila full-time jobs and Gillian Lemke a summer internship.
Meet the new hires:
Josiah Campbell is expected to graduate this April with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Grand Valley State University. This spring, he’ll join Atomic Object’s Ann Arbor office as a Software Consultant & Developer and as a member of Ann Arbor’s first cohort of the Atomic Accelerator, also known as Cell One.
Kory Dondzila attends California State University – Northridge where he’s pursuing a master’s degree in computer science. He received Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in both animation and game development from Savannah College of Art and Design in the Fall of 2013. This spring, he’ll return to his home state of Michigan to join Atomic’s Ann Arbor office as a Software Consultant & Developer and as a member of Cell One.
Jarek Wojciechowski attends Oakland University. He’s expected to graduate this May with a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a focus on computational intelligence. This spring, he’ll join Atomic’s Ann Arbor office as a Software Consultant & Developer and as a member of Cell One.
Gillian Lemke is approaching her junior year at Eastern Michigan University. She’s expected to graduate in December of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in mathematics. She’ll join Atomic Object’s Ann Arbor office as a software development intern this spring before returning to school in the fall.