Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Jonathan Carter

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Jonathan Carter. Jonathan is a PM at Microsoft and has been a web developer for over 15 years. At Microsoft, he’s had the opportunity to work on tooling, platform pieces for JavaScript applications, and many other things. He first got into programming when his uncle let him shadow him and the IT department he had working for him, and this is where he was first introduced to software and the idea of working with computers as a career. They talk about his proudest accomplishments within the JavaScript community as well as what he is working on now.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Jonathan intro
  • Asure
  • How did you first get into programming?
  • Interest in creating a website
  • Dual enrollment in high school at local community college
  • Started off with VB6
  • Uncle was very active in his programming start
  • .net
  • Scrappy boredom mixed with curiosity led to him actually getting into software
  • Everyone comes into programming differently
  • Your past is important in explaining where you have ended up
  • Node.js on Asure
  • How did you get into JavaScript?
  • Worked at a newspaper in the software division
  • Ajax
  • jQuery
  • Wanted to write better apps
  • CodePush
  • Stayed in JavaScript community because it brings him inspiration and excitement
  • Likes to be able and look back on his past projects
  • App development for fun
  • Is there anything that you are particularly proud of?
  • Profiling tools
  • Liked building tools that meet people where they are at and simplify their jobs
  • Qordoba
  • React Native
  • And much, much more!