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, my girlfriend Rachel and her son Carter.

I love being in the great out doors, I’m fortunate enough to live next to a number parks that have 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.

Jesse and his daughter Julia

Rachel, Cater and I

I currently work for Ontraport as a Lead Software Engineer. Where I work to develop and maintain our core front end code base.

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.