Welcome, I’m Jake Gordon, a startup software engineer - a full stack developer who builds web and mobile applications for SaaS companies, and occasionally makes games on the side.
Recently I have been exploring the startup scene in Portland (OR) after moving here from Seattle in 2014. I’m currently building the MVP for a unique travel planning tool being bought into the world by an outstanding team over at TripGrid.
Before that I spent 7 years as the Principal Software Engineer helping build LiquidPlanner up from 2 founders with an idea, to a mature product with a broad customer base, growing revenue, and 50+ employees. Before that, I (co)-created Stellent Site Magic, Site Studio, and their Web Content Management platform, a large revenue generator that led to an acquisition by Oracle.
You can find my detailed work history in my resume
While I studied as a Computer Scientist, and my day job calls me a Software Engineer, I no longer really think the word scientist or engineer applies to what I do. I’ve slowly come to the conclusion that software development is much more of a creative, craftsman-like process than a formal science or engineering one.
So, what do I do?
My technical experience includes:
- Web App Development
- Mobile App Development
- API Development
- New Relic
- OS X
- Digital Ocean
I have been doing this for a living for over 20 years, and have been coding for almost 30 years after first getting my hands on a C64 as a teenager in the early 80’s. In 1994 I received my Computer Science degree from Imperial College in London.