Hi, I’m Jess. I build things that surprise and delight people, and I use data to make the world a better place. I want to work for a company that does those things too.

By trade I am a software developer. I build awesome webapps and have done a bit of data science work too. Along the way I’ve picked up enough related tech to handle the full stack: frontend, backend, devops, database administration, and even a touch of design and marketing.

My current weapon of choice is Python, but I believe in using the best tool for the job.

I’ve built data-crunching SaaS tools for internet marketers, a hosting dashboard, open source Django apps, Stripe payment integration, WordPress plugins, and a bunch of odds and ends. You can see some of the highlights in my portfolio: http://grokcode.com/programmer-portfolio/

Also, I have a snazzy bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and enjoy opportunities for continued education.

For the past few years I’ve been a solo bootstrapper working on Author Alcove, a book discovery service for readers. I’ve hit a bunch of new user milestones, worked through scaling issues, learned a lot, and had a great ride, but now I’m ready to move on to my next big thing.

That big thing is a full-time position on a distributed, agile, data-driven team solving interesting problems.

If you think we could build amazing things together, let’s chat.

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