Jungle Coder

The musings of a third culture coder and missionary kid

About Me

I’m Andrew Owen. My universal web handle/mascot is yumaikas, (pronounced you-MIKE-us) a Papua New Guinean tree said to resemble a boy caked in dirt, pouring out rivers of sweat over white skin. I program, pray, and think; sometimes the result is worth discussion.

Career

I’m currently studying Software Engineering at FGCU and working for Genesis Global Technologies. Before that, I got my AA at Florida South Western (FSW). The summer of 2015 I had an awesome internship at Logos Bible Software using C#, ASP.NET MVC and Javascript.

Before that I was working for the Edifice Group, starting in 2011, writing database applications in C# and SQL using WPF, WinForms and ASP.NET Webforms as front ends.

Faith

Jesus Christ is My Lord and Savior, and I pray that he is or will be yours. A verse that has encouraged me, and may encourage you:

For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His…

2 Chronicles 16:9

Causes

My parents are bible-translation missionaries, who are currently working in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to translate the Bible into a tribal language call Somau Garia. Translation in PNG is intense, drawn out work, but it is necessary.

For fellow programmers

The website

This website is run on a golang server on a RamNode VPS. The code for this site is on github if anyone would like to see an amateur go web application.

Tools

I use vim, getting by with via Vintage and VSVim (which rocks!) when away from Linux. Visual Studio and Sublime text are both excellent tools. ConEmu brings the bash to Windows with flair. I happily use EpicEditor on this site for an embedabble website MarkDown editor. RegexBuddy is the best tool for regular expression debugging/surgery. The BIC Atalantis Exact serves very well as a pen.

Programming Languages

I am strongest with C#, go, JavaScript and python. I’ve dabbled in a few others, including J, F#, TCL, and Lua. I’ve poked at Common Lisp, Clojure, and C. I also have minor experience with C++, but I prefer to write in other languages, saving some of my complexity space for other life commitments. I’m also working on a programming language called PISC, which has been a very interesting experience.

Next: Skill Is Not Calling

Comments

Anonymous

Thanks for your public show of faith, not common in tech.


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