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bio website jakesavin.com
location Seattle, WA
age 45
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The short story... I started programming in 1981, and have worked in technology since the mid 1990’s, after a 4 year stint as a professional musician.

The longer story...

I started programming in 1981 on the only Apple ][ at my junior high school. In the mid 1990’s, after nearly four years on the road as a professional rock bassist, I started my high-tech career in San Francisco.

I began my first blog (then called an online journal) on a self-made content management system in 1997, and have hosted my own sites ever since.

I spent 6 years in the early 2000’s as a lead developer at UserLand Software, one of the early pioneering companies empowering individuals and groups to publish and share content on the Web, without the need for special knowledge, dedicated web development teams, or expensive content systems.

In 2013 after 7 years working at large technology companies (Microsoft, Hitachi Data Systems), I began shifting my career in the direction of the Web and mobile apps, which along with personal empowerment are my passions.

Most recently I managed the PM team at Black Pixel, making iOS and Android apps for mainly big consumer brands in the news, sports, and media industries.

Current motto: “Have no fear of perfection–you’ll never reach it.” —Salvador Dalí