stephen koch

software engineer

About

Let's grab a beer sometime, we can go into details.

I've been a "developer" since around 1997 and got my start whilst working as an English teacher in Paris. I discovered MacroMedia Flash, and when ActionScript was first released I was instantly hooked.

I went on to excel with Flash and ActionScript and once Apple introduced the iPhone I jumped into Objective-C with the same vigor as I did with ActionScript. I was content in this new world however ultimately was more interested in the web and what was going on with all things "front end".

And that's where I've been ever since.

In short, I consider myself a "full-stack" engineer and React is where I feel most comfortable.

Places I've worked

From ~2002:

Postlight(3);
Blenderbox(1);
Token(1);
Hard Candy Shell(4);
Big Spaceship(7);
Learning Worlds(4);

I've also freelanced here and there mostly doing sites that have a CMS component although I have taken on some React Native because why not learn something new!

Technologies

Front end, back end, CMS, scripting, tooling, mobile, native, this is in no way an exhaustive list.

In a particular order.

AWS
git
MDX
npm
php
Twig
yarn
Mongo
MySQL
React
Drupal
Gatsby
Vercel
GraphQL
Netlify
Next JS
Prismic
Rush.js
Firebase
Markdown
Craft CMS
CommonMark
Contentful
Contentful
JavaScript
TypeScript
Objective-C
React Native
# ActionScript

Other

I live in New Jersey. I have 2 daughters, Betty and Frankie. I'm married to the wonderful Nikki to whom I owe much. I have a cat named Magnus. I like to garden (nothing beats a good Jersey tomato), camp, bang on the drums, even strum the guitar from time to time.

Such a good boi

I also like to play games, both video and board. I recently finished The Last Of Us and I gotta say, it was probably the best video game I've ever played! I'm taking a pause and playing Disco Elysium however want to jump back into the second part again and play that through with some cheats. Why not?

My board game of choice at the moment is Sequence.

I enjoy puzzles as well as building with Legos. I'm currently working on the Space Shuttle and ... wow.

I've recently gotten into tilde.club which is quite fun as well as nostalgic. It reminds me of the old MUD/MUSH servers on which I used to play. I'm ~skoch.

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January 25, 2022, 24:29