Born and raised in Overland Park, KS I've always had a strong passion for sofware and technology. I picked up web design from a young age to build websites for most of my hobbies from magic to school clubs. As I grew up, I used those skills in a more entrepreneurial approach by building websites and doing computer/network/iPhone repair for a variety of companies and individuals throughout KC.

My passion for entrepreneurship and technology led me to the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) where I attained my degree in computer science. The knowledge and skills gained there opened the doors to many valuable career experiences.

After school, I spent 2 years gaining valuable software leadership and development experience at Spreetail in Lincoln, NE. I've since moved back to the KC area to work as a software engineer at nbkc bank. It's a small and innovative bank that's quite different than what most people picture when they think "bank". I'm constantly challenged to find creative solutions for problems facing our internal teams and customers, and there's ample opportunity to learn new things. All in all, my time as a software engineer has been a whirlwind of technical and personal growth. I'm a better developer and leader, and I'm constantly pushing myself to make a bigger impact.

Part of being a software developer is staying up to date with the latest trends and skills that are needed to solve the problems at hand with the best tools possible. For myself, the skills below are definitely not everything I've ever worked with, but they are the skills/tools/processes I've used most thoroughly in my past experiences. If you're looking for a specific skill please reach out and I'd love to talk with you more about my own experiences in that area!

C#
Javascript
SQL
ASP.NET
Java
HTML / SCSS
MongoDB
R
Objective-C
Knockout
RabbitMQ
Git
  • Build, enhance, and support internal tools
  • Integrate 3rd party platforms with our internal .NET platform
  • Manage releases and other application services in Azure
  • Coordinate with non-technical teams during planning, design, and verification of solutions
  • Designed, developed, and supported new and existing products
  • Handled sprint planning/execution for the customer experience squad
  • Assisted with problem discovery, solution, and implementation
  • Collaborated directly with non-technical stakeholders to ensure software vision aligns with business needs
  • Co-created this technology solutions company with a friend
  • Provided services from website design to computer repair
  • Operated and maintained all website design and implementation
  • Managed client relations, advertising, and finances
  • Worked on the Android development team to optimize digital signage
  • Familiarized myself with Gradle and the Android build/test process
  • Setup Android projects with Jenkins to maximize the benefits of CI
  • Assisted with a mobile browser solution for Android digital signage
  • Developed an iOS application for video chat utilizing the WebRTC library
  • Created a fluid experience between mobile and web applications
  • Primarily utilized Objective-C and Javascript throughout my internship
  • Experienced a small company software development environment
  • Managed and developed corporate web applications and web services
  • Worked with Java, Javascript, SQL, and HTML during development
  • Developed Customer Access application and eCommunications web service
  • Learned corporate software architecture patterns and software design processes

Univeristy of Nebraska - Lincoln

Raikes School of Computer Science and Management

Majored in computer science with minors in mathematics and business administration

Graduated with distinction in May of 2016

Hacker Newsletter

Probably my personal favorite. A weekly newsletter of the best articles on startups, technology, programming, and more all picked by hand from Hacker News.

WDRL

A handcrafted, carefully created weekly update resource for web developers by Anselm Hannemann, founder of Colloq.

Benedict Evans

Weekly newsletter with Benedict Evans' (partner at Andreessen Horowitz) notes from the past week about stories and links he saw that were interesting. He also dives into why they mattered and plugs his own blog posts.

Postanly Weekly

A weekly digest of the best productivity, psychology, and neuroscience posts that will challenge you to think, learn, and be a better version of yourself.

Versioning

A hand-picked selection of the most important links in web dev and design. It used to deliver daily for free which was a great way to start the day, but now its $7/month for the daily version. There's still a free weekly digest though!

Startup Digest

Another weekly digest, but this one is focused on articles about early stage start-ups. Often times the most interesting articles are the tips on how various start-ups handle the different aspects of their company culture.

Interested in learning more?

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Email me at jaymichels9@yahoo.com