jhankins.dev

About Me

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Hi, my name is Jay, and I know just enough about computers to be dangerous.

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I’m a passionate technologist who believes in bringing people and the power of technology together. I’m currently a Site Reliability Engineer at Salesforce, where I work on public cloud operations and evangelize reliability best practices to our software delivery teams.

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Previously, I’ve worked at companies like Cisco and RSA Security, developing web apps, investigating malware, and taking down cyber fraud activity.

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I love the web. I had dialup as a kid, but I realized I could build a website in Microsoft Word that loaded very fast (and looked marvelous in Internet Explorer)! Then later on, I found out about Firefox, and CSS 2, and WYSIWYG editors (Nvu/KompoZer) and I very specifically remember making a website for my school with this theme. In high school, I made some Wordpress themes for local businesses. And now, I use React and babel and VS Code. The web is pure, unadulterated techno-fun.

👨🏻‍🏫I’m a computer scientist by education, but I’d rather talk to people than machines. I love to help people learn new things, and consider myself to be a good asset in bridging the gap between the technical and non-technical. At Purdue, I lectured CS 193: Tools, in which 500 computer science freshmen learned the basics of Unix-like terminals, text editors, and git.