About Me

Hi, my name is Jeremy Harris. I love web development and fishing.

I was born in Anchorage, AK in 1985 and grew up in Oregon. Since then I have been around the world and even lived in Japan for a couple years.

I got my first introduction to programming at age 15 when I got my first computer. I came across a QBasic book at a yard sale and decided to mess around with it. It took a grand total of maybe an hour to be hooked! After several months of dabbling and late nights, I had created a terrible top-down RPG but I loved it. I also knew it was time to expand.

Around 2001 I dabbled with C++ and Visual Basic 6. I went the VB route and spent the next couple years making cool applications and games. I also started messing around with HTML and Javascript. The web at that time was still a curious mess with IE being the dominant player and many sites I viewed were riddled with flashing marquees, clashing colors, and a touch of Microsoft Frontpage all over it. Remember Geocities? LOL.

Around 2003 I got my introduction to PHP and MySQL. I loved the power it had, but more importantly I loved the fact that anybody on the internet could view my work. I found it difficult with traditional application programming to get people to use my software because people just don’t trust executable files from random people. I’ve been coding PHP since then.

In 2004-2006, I was working full time at a titanium foundry as a nationally certified Level 2 Fluorescent Penetrant Inspector doing Non-Destructive Testing. I wanted to be working on the web but lack of a degree made me barely marketable so I made the decision to join the U.S. Navy. I headed to boot camp May 9, 2006. It was a difficult but rewarding experience. My 6 year tour was honorably completed on May 8, 2012.

I now live in the Columbia, South Carolina area.

I had a brief, but interesting stint working for a funded startup called iGeoPulse working on user sentiment analysis. The small team (myself, a front-end designer/developer, and the founder) built a great product but ultimately, were shutdown by the investors. I moved onto to my current place of employment, ReachSmart Interactive, as an Applications Developer building and maintaining large advertising systems.

Future Intentions: I now have the Post 9/11 Montgomery G.I. Bill to pay for college so will be pursuing a degree in Computer Science with as much emphasis as possible on web technologies.