Hi, I'm Jay.
I'm an adventurer turned software engineer. I write elegant and maintainable code aimed at delivering efficient and high performing systems by connecting React and Redux frontends to PostgreSQL, MongoDB and MySQL databases through Node.js/Express backends with RESTful and WebSocket architecture, deployed via Docker containers on AWS, GCP, and Azure.
I love exploring our world on two wheels and building products and services to improves peoples' lives. My desire to create things started early in life, and has translated into creating products and services for the web since 2010. Along the way I've been a product design engineer, entrepreneur in the adventure travel and air quality space, and now a full stack software engineer. I try not to restrict myself when it comes to technology, and strive to constantly learn new things.
The results of these learnings, both personally and professionally, are documented on this blog and on my other blog (primarily about motorcycle travel). I am a strong believer in the phrase "if you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."