Aaron and Rachelle Trank

Hi!  My name is Aaron.

I’m a senior software engineer most recently specializing in idiomatic cross platform React Native development and team leadership at Amazon.  Previously I was the Director of Digital for Jews for Jesus, CTO of Karamovie, software engineer for NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover, and did some other stuff before that too…  I’ve been programming since 1992 (QuickBASIC at age 10) and building websites since 1997.  I studied computer science at California State University, Northridge.  I started working as a professional software engineer in 2005.  I’ve written code that’s been deployed in JavaScript, Java, OCaml, C, C++, C#, PHP, Python, Perl, and Bash.  I’ve been a JavaScript programmer and advocate since 2007.

When I’m not working at Amazon I do some consulting and write more code as the principal of AppDog, LLC.

Besides slinging code I also am a husband and father of 4, a board member at Sunset Youth Services, an ordained minister, and a Messianic Jew.  If you are a Jewish believer in Jesus living in San Francisco join me for ShalomSF, a monthly Messianic Family Fellowship that my family hosts on the second Saturday of the month.

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