Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Jeremy Likness

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Jeremy Likness. Jeremy works for Microsoft currently and first got into programming when he was kept home while having a sunburn and taught himself how to type in a program into his family’s TI-99 4A computer and then later moved on to the Commodore 64. They stress the fact that you can be a successful programmer, no matter your background and they talk about the pros and cons of being a cloud developer advocate.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • How did you first get into programming?
  • How much Microsoft is in the different programming aspects
  • Cloud developer advocates
  • Azure
  • TI-99 4A and Commodore 64
  • C and C+
  • You don’t have to go the traditional route to be a programmer
  • Having a CS major is not the only way
  • How did you get into JavaScript?
  • Discovered the internet in college
  • Career focused on Web apps
  • jQuery
  • Backbone.js
  • Hands-on career with the code
  • He did consulting for 10 years
  • Linux
  • How has your earning changed?
  • His biggest fear was getting out of touch with the realities of day-to-day programming
  • Pros and cons of being a cloud developer advocate
  • Community, Content, and Connection with engineering
  • And much, much more!






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