Press Start

September 21, 2020

Approximately 2 minute read time.

As I start writing this, it feels so surreal and exciting. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I would ever start a blog. I don’t have any logistics figured out for this: when should I post, or how often should I post, or really anything like that. I just know I have ideas for things to write about, and I’m going to use this site to write about them!

So who am I? I’m Jake, and I’ve spent a number of years working as a software engineer/developer. I went to Eastern Washington University and I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science. During school, I worked as a software developer for a company called Service-Link where I developed a number of enhancements to their build scripts, as well as to their Android and Windows applications. From there, I went on to work for Cerner, and that’s where I’ve been ever since! I started as a software engineer, and I’ve spent my career developing software used by pharmacists, nurses, and physicians across the globe to manage patient care.

For nearly the last decade, I’ve been living and breathing enterprise software development, and I’ve had my hands on all kinds of programming languages and technologies: Java, C#, JavaScript, C++, SQL, Ruby… I’ve done quite a bit. There are also some other languages I’ve learned for fun, like Dart and Kotlin.

But enough about my LinkedIn profile, what’s this blog about?


To be honest I don’t have much of a plan, just ideas. I’m really just hoping that I can put this out there, promote it, talk about different types of software engineering topics that I find interesting, maybe meet some of you through Twitter or along the way. This is just me… Taking a deep dive into the world of blogging and seeing what I’ll come back up to the surface with.

In the past, I’ve written blogs on, which has an excellent following an community for all developers. While I’ve really enjoyed blogging on there in the past… Well, you can kind of tell that I haven’t really written much. It’s been over a year since my last post and uh… Well… It was a joke…

No, not in like a self-deprecating type of way, it was literally a corny joke post.

Part of my hope in creating this site is that I’ll be more motivated to keep updating it, and more motivated to post new content and new stories and whatnot. The thought of sharing knowledge on a platform that I’m solely responsible for places that extra sense of responsibility to keep creating content.

Overall, I’m really excited to start blogging, and I hope to make more posts very soon! If you have any questions you want to ask me, you can find links to my social media profiles on the footer of the site that you can use to contact me! Thanks for reading! Have a good one.