Bio

I’m currently working as a JavaScript Wrangler at Automattic, helping build WordPress.com. Check out what else I’m working on now.

I have a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) and a Bachelor of Arts (Cognitive Science and Japanese majors) from UQ in sunny Brisbane. I’ve also spent a couple of years in Tokyo and speak Japanese casually.

I wrote my first program in QBASIC at age 7 when computers were still something that only businesses and serious geeks owned. It was some kind of text adventure game, but after I realised I could make computers do things I was hooked. During university I supported myself as a web application consultant and picked up several years experience in Javascript, HTML, CSS, PHP, RoR and Git. I’ve also worked with C and C#.NET, and know my way around a Linux terminal pretty well. For toy projects, my current stack of choice is Rust/Elixir on the backend and TypeScript + React for frontend.

On this site you can find my technical posts about software, or head over to my personal blog for more rambling posts that don’t feature any code.

If you’d like to get in touch, send me an email or find me on Twitter @jordwest