OpenTable seats more than 16 million diners each month via online bookings across more than 32,000 restaurants. Our team of talented engineers helps us meet that ever-growing demand, crafting the code that makes life delicious. Daama Sheepo is one of those folks. He’s an over-caffeinated native New Yorker who knows good food, avoids roadside fugu, and wants to eat at State Bird. Meet OpenTabler Daama Sheepo, discover his dining picks, and find out what’s on his plate in today’s Lunch Break.
Name: Daama Sheepo
Hometown: New York City
Job Title: Director of Engineering
What that means that I do at OpenTable: Enable the conversion of caffeine to code.
Years at OpenTable: 5 Alma mater: Bard College at Simon’s Rock
I have worked in a restaurant as a dishwasher/prep cook.
The food I can’t live without: Does coffee count as food?
The one food I’ll never try: Fugu from a roadside stand.
My go-to drink or cocktail: Dry cider
The delicious dessert I refuse to share: Chocolate mousse.
My favorite thing about dining out is: Discovering new venues.
If duck is on a restaurant’s menu, I almost always order it.
My last best restaurant meal was at: Dirty Habit.