My name is Aaron Krauss. I’m a Full Stack developer based out of Edmond, Oklahoma (near Oklahoma City). I was born in Germany in 1990, grew up in a German culture for 6 years, and still speak moderately fluent German. I currently work at Clevyr as a web developer and engage in miscellaneous development on my own time.
I’ve gotten to work on some pretty cool things in my past, such as a Lego Mindstorm robotics project, a Term Frequency/Inverse Document Frequency search engine, interactive web forms for the FAA, and that was all just while in college. I’ve learned a ton more since then.
My background is that of a back-end developer, specializing in object-oriented programming in both software and web development. I prefer to program in a Unix-based environment, utilizing the terminal heavily for everything. My main skills here are Ruby/Rails, PHP, SQL, NoSQL, APIs, and Ember.js.
I love tea. Not your everyday grocery store tea though. I purchase my tea from a special vendor with direct tea farmer relationships so that I can know exactly what province it was plucked in, and what month it was plucked. Sound intense? It is.
I love walking my dog. I find it super relaxing, I get to experience raw sunlight (something us developers don’t do often enough) and I’m giving both me and my dog exercise. Plus, I get to listen to a lot of podcasts, which leads me to…
I love podcasts. I’m currently subscribed to several podcasts, updating regularly anywhere from daily to a few times a year, and I usually knock them all out. My favorites are those where I can walk away thinking I gained a chunk of tangible knowledge that I didn’t have before. HowStuffWorks is easily my favorite network of podcasts.
I love beer. I love experiencing all the different kinds of beer, with more malty types such as stouts, bocks, brown ales, and scotch ales being my favorites; I even made my own beer chart to categorize all the different beer types. I was born in Germany, so maybe it stems from that a little bit. You’ll never see me go to a bar and order a bottle. It has to be on tap. My friends call me a beer snob, but I just don’t want to appreciate it unless it’s in its finest form.
I love Layla. We have been dating for over 8 years, and it’s been nothing but bliss. She’s the coolest, most down-to-earth person I’ve ever met, and it’s so awesome to be the lucky guy who gets to have her. I couldn’t imagine a life without her, and hanging out with her – doing anything – is always my favorite thing to do. I love her. She’s an incredibly talented cake decorator too!
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