Instead of giving one “About Me” blurb, I’m going to give the “About Me” description for different occasions. If you’re looking for where I am on the Internet, you can check out my “about.me” page. If you’re looking for my resume, you can find that on my resume page.
UI Developer at Inform. Two Times Too Many Marathon runner. Novice Baker. Reader. Writer.
Hello, my name is Jeremy. I am a front-end Developer for Inform. Before that, developer for Reverb Technologies, Dev Bootcamp alumni, Before that, I worked at a medical device company as an engineer. I received my B.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 2012 from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I am currently living in Santa Clara, CA.
On my spare time, I’m a musician, a writer, a foodie, a amateur chef, and a world traveler.
Start with a beginner’s mind. A beginner’s mind is open to new and radical ideas An expert’s mind rejects new ideas and sticks to what they know. When I quit my job as a medical device engineer and decided to become a web developer, I was afraid of what I was getting myself into But then I remembered this zen concept, “beginner’s mind”, and it reminded me that hacking and tinkering away at a programming language can be fun with infinite possibilities
Through breaking and creating things as a kid, I knew I had the maker spirit inside I decided to go through the Dev Bootcamp program and found myself making again; the coolest thing is to imagine something on Monday, and stare at its physical manifestation by Friday. That feeling along with the feelings of frustration, disappointment and sacrifice that comes along with the journey, is something I am falling in love with
But I haven’t done it alone. Being talented or an expert at something isn’t mutually exclusive to being a great co-worker. I’ve found out through teamwork and management that communication trumps talent. The ability to communicate and working well with others that matters more, and I have been working on it during the past few months while being team lead on my projects. I learned a kind person, different than a nice person, can tell others they are doing a great job or they need to work on something without sugar coating it
The title font is “Festivo Lowercase”, a font by Ahmet Altun.
Everything else is “Brother 1816”, a font by Ignacio Corbo and Fernando Díaz of TipoType.
I have another blog where I write about things I am learning about. Check it out.