About Jesse Baird

Hey there! My name is Jesse Baird. I was born and raised in Iowa. I’m currently living in Iowa City, IA with my daughter Julia and our cat, Ace. I currently work for Ontraport as a Lead Front End Engineer.

Jesse and Teresa on the Santa Barbara pier

sleeping julia

Julia sleeping in the NICU a couple days after she was born. You can read more about her story here.

I love being in the great out doors, I’m fortunate enough to live next to a state park that has great hiking / running trails. I love to run. I started about 10 years ago and I haven’t stopped since. In the past couple of years I have ran a 3 1/2 marathons and a handful of shorter distance races.

This clip of me that was cut together for the Ontraport Careers site.

On This Blog

One of the coolest things about being a front end developer, is getting to work with all kinds of interfaces. Weather that be an interface for a new website, creating a new api / framework. I like dealing with abstractions, I think its more of the more interesting things about code on the front end. There are many ways to tackle a problem but on the front end there is always an opportunity to solve it differently than the last time you faced this issue.

I started blogging more as a personal reference than anything else. Its hard to measure how much you have learned over the past few years if you don’t remember how you got there.