Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Aaron White, and I am the front-end developer at Wier / Stewart. I am a big picture thinker, and a futurist. I love collaborating with other like-minded individuals to discuss possible outcomes of a solution, and a whole bunch of “what if’s”; INTJ personality type. I have an associates degree in Computer Programming. Next steps: working on getting an MBA in Computer Science, hopefully start that by the start of next year.
What are your best technical or creative skills?
I have had people tell me that I am really damn good at CSS, and I have to agree with them. I take pride in how I can take a given design and execute it to be nearly pixel perfect. We just launched 2 websites at W/S this week, both developed in the month I was here. I love taking things apart and learning how they work. Not just with hardware, but software. I’m great at debugging problems, and thinking of multiple creative solutions to a single problem.
Why the interest in the technology field?
I first became interested in technology around the age of 13 (2005). My parents got a computer, and I was intrigued by it. I wanted to make things with it. I started with plain old notepad, IE 6, and Netscape. Once I learned how writing code created interactive things on a computer, I was hooked. I love programming.
How do you stay informed on emerging trends?
I am subscribed to numerous newsletters, and now part of the clubhouse. I am always reading up on reddit and Medium. I also like to deconstruct awesome websites I find to see how they do what they do.
What’s next on your list to learn?
A lot. I may have written in about 20 different languages, but I still feel like I don’t know enough. I am really proficient in the standard web languages and methods, but things like Node and ReactJS I really know nothing about. I’m going to dive deep into React Native, and try to build an app that I will actually want to post online. I’m working on getting more into hardware and prototyping. I’m really looking forward to using the resources available to me at theClubhou.se. I have back-end development skills as well, but I don’t get to use them much. I’m trying to get more freelance clients that require that sort of work.