Aaron and Chelle

Who is Aaron?

Hi!  My name is Aaron.  I’m a California native, and resident of San Francisco since 2009.  I am married and have 3 beautiful children.  I’m currently in Hack Reactor cohort 51.  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 adulting as a software engineer from 2005 through 2007.  In 2008 I took a career detour to travel the world with the zany folks at Jews for Jesus.  The detour was much longer than I ever could have anticipated!  From 2008 through 2016 I worked with Jews for Jesus first as a missionary, then as the “Director of Recruitment and Strategic Advancement”.  In 2016 my adventures with Jews for Jesus came to an end and I resumed my work as a software engineer… except a lot of time had passed and the tech world had changed a lot… so I decided to do a programming bootcamp to get back up to speed.  Hack Reactor rocks!  I chose Hack Reactor because I wanted to learn the software engineering tools and best practices around JavaScript.  Before programming in JavaScript I did programming (professionally) in Java, OCaml, C, Python, PHP, and Bash.

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