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Christian Longé, Web Developer, discusses the importance of social media, having a strong web presence and how Fuel sometimes transforms into a madhouse with little warning.

Christian Longe, Web Developer at Fuel Medical1. When did you start working at Fuel and what inspired you to join the company?

I started working at fuel December 2015. I live about six blocks from the new office. It’s probably the only office with a dedicated web team within 5-10 miles of my house, and I would likely have a 30-60 minute commute if I were to try and find another job. As the new office was being built out to suit Fuel’s needs, I was very interested about who was moving into the building. Once I found out that the company had a web team, I waited for an opening.

Once I was hired I found out not only is it awesome to work so close to home, but also Fuel is an awesome company to work for that really cares for its members and employees.

2. What is your professional background?

I am a web developer. I have been making websites for about 15 years. I care a lot about making things the right way and making sure my efforts produce value for all parties involved.

3. Fun fact

Once upon a time, I had a few Facebook apps that cumulatively reached over 5 million users. It was amazing to reach so many people with something so simple. It was also a great learning experience to run a server and optimize code that processed 30 requests per second, 24 hours a day.

4. An amusing experience you’ve encountered while working at Fuel

At Fuel most of us have dart guns, not quite sure why. Every once in a while, the office transforms from a calm and productive workhouse to a shooting, dodging, ducking, laughing madhouse of flying foam darts.

One day J, I will get you when you least expect it. Pow!

5. Speak now or forever hold your peace

For local businesses, medical practices included, the number one source for new clients will always be word of mouth. In today’s world, this includes social media. Do your best to create a good experience for your patients, so they will in turn talk and post about you.

The number two factor is your web presence. That is your website, your local listings (e.g., Google Maps, Yelp) and your activity on social media.

Both areas require a consistent stream of time and effort to keep healthy. If you are neglecting your patient experience or your web presence, your business will suffer.