MJS 052: Jeremy Likness


    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!