Hi, I’m Jake Coffman and I am a developer in St. Louis Missouri.
I started out working on low level security libraries and various security related GUIs at Cerner.
Then I moved on to doing low level network programming on a 3-D distributed simulation of fighter jets at Boeing. I started to pick up web programming while I was there, so my next job was a startup called Appistry.
At Appistry I helped create an ETL system that took HL7 data and transformed it into SQL where it could be searched from the web. I also did various other “Big Data” web interfaces.
Now I am at World Wide Technology where I maintain a sales-oriented system of web applications that allow customers to launch virtual machines and connect to them via their browser.
I like game development and have been working on games in my free time. Game development is refreshing and completely unlike web development which I have been doing for my day job. Working in 2D and 3D with physics engines is a fun challenge.
I also like web development as a way to expose what I do to potentially billions of people.