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6:00 - Presentation
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Jared Parker will share his experiences on what 'A Day in the Life of a Developer' is like. Sharing the challenges developers face, giving tips and pointers on how to be successful. He will share the challenges of meeting the needs of the business, developing and coding healthy sustainable applications, and incorporating new technologies. Jared will also discuss ethics, the challenges of work life balance, and managing career growth.
Jared is a software engineer with over ten years of professional development experience. He graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri Columbia in 2003. In the wake of the dot-com bubble, Jared began his career not as a developer, but as a slot machine mechanic, after responding to an ad in the local newspaper. After traveling the country and living in Oklahoma to serve the tribal gaming industry, Jared moved to St. Louis in early 2007 to work with friends on a stock market trading algorithm. In 2016, Jared started as the first software developer hired at 1904Labs, a startup software consulting firm here in St. Louis. The company has grown to around fifty employees in two short years.