About

My career started as a web designer in 2009. Back in the days when photoshop reigned king, and slicing up .psd files was common practice. In mid 2015, I switched gears and went in all in with programming. Since then, I’ve been programming web interfaces and building API servers. For frontend work, I specialize in React (NextJS, JAMStack), and Go is my language of choice for anything server related.

I've been a US expat since 2012 and currently reside in France. If you ever find yourself in the Paris region, let's grab a beer! @jonlprd

Random bits

Computers have been a part of my life since I was a youngling.

I'm a huge gamer! My first experiences were Prince of Persia and Lemmings. Bungie's Marathon was my favorite FPS. You can find me occasionally streaming on Twitch .

My first laptop was a tangerine iBook G3 that took me forever to save up for. I built my first custom PC in 2003 out of an an eMachine chassis and some leftover server components from my Dad.

Music is one of my hobbies. I've been drumming since I could hold a pair of sticks and picked up the guitar when I was 9.

I discovered the world of coffee at a young age when my Dad started his own roasting company in 1999. He later opened up a storefront in 2001 where I learned how to pull a good shot, and brew a perfect cup of joe.

I'm a movie buff.

I moved from America to Cabo San Lucas with my family in the Spring of 2012. We where there for 9 months and then moved to France afterwards. I've been living in the Paris region ever since.