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Hi, I'm Jake

Hello everyone, my name is Jake Huggart.

My love of software and technlogy began when I was around 10 years old. I still remember the specs of my first computer to this day (233 MHz Pentium II, 8 MB of RAM, 1 GB HDD, and an awesome 28.8kbps modem). I played a TON of JezzBall, Chip's Challenge, and Rodent's Revenge. But the real fun came when it was time to upgrade the Hard Drive. It was somewhat painful. There were tape drives involved. But after a few hours, everything worked and I was hooked. That was the beginning of my lifelong love of tinkering.

So, how did I get to where I am now? Well, I kept tinkering. I knew at an early age that I wanted to pursue an engineering degree. So I went and got an Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from UAB. This is where I started writing real code. I became really interested in microprocessers, which eventually landed me the primary developer role for my senior design team. It was all C. But it was a lot of fun. While writing C academically, I acquired a job with a local startup where I started building tools for hospital staff. When I realized that I could build tools that would improve lives was when I knew that I wanted to make a career out of building software.

(Remind me to read a clojure book.)

Over the course of my career in software, I've continued to tinker and have experimented with many different languages and tools. Fortunately, the toolbox that I've built landed me a role at Wildbit. The tech stack at Wildbit is built on a myriad of technologies with tools based on what is right to get the job done. There are some technologies that I know very well and some that I have not yet wrapped my head around.

In any event, I'm super excited to be a part of the Wildbit team! Here I'll be joining the Postmark team to help them continue to improve that tool and deliver an excellent experience for developers. My focus will be primarily on the APIs and services built in .Net. However, I'm also really looking forward to spending some time refreshing my Rails skills and learning the intricate details of how e-mails travel all around the world.