Hello, I am

Jordan Whistler

Backend Engineer

Who am I ?

Software engineer based in New Bern, NC

I work on all things web, including origin and edge services, real-time data streaming, analytics, and authentication systems.

Personal Info

My Expertise

API Design

REST & GraphQL endpoints, GoLang, Javascript and Ruby/Rails


Web Development

Web application design and integrating backend services with UI


Teamwork

Loving what I do and having fun with my coworkers!


My Specs

Expertise

2022 - 2024

Software Engineer, Netlify

Built out site protections, including password-protected sites, and Login with Netlify feature to protect drafts from public consumption. Added geographical and IP data to edge functions and analytics services. Built API versioning for GraphQL data layers in Netlify Connect system. Added bandwidth usage ingestion and storage for Netlify Connect graphQL APIs.

Built out edge caching for GraphQL queries on Netlify CDN.


2019-2021

Capstone Learner, Launch School

Built Able, an A/B testing framework for static builds deployed on Cloudflare Pages, allowing full control and customization of split testing as well as analytics observation of site traffic.

Education

2019-2020

Launch School

An online mastery-based curriculum for software engineers.

2005

The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

BSBA, Cum Laude International Business

Studied finance, economics and Spanish.


1998

Marietta High School, Marietta OH

High School Degree

Skills

GoLang
SQL
MongoDB
Clickhouse
Ruby
Kafka
HTML & CSS
Typescript

Languages

English
Spanish

Latest News

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On the Move

By: jordan

June 25, 2024

Busy with the first wave of interviews, what will happen? Stay tuned...

On the Move
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First Century Check In

By: jordan

June 14, 2024

Hitting the one hundred application mark and taking a look at where things stand. Is it time to adjust the strategy? Tweak the resume? Wander off into the mountains and live off the land?...

First Century Check In
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Staying Active

By: jordan

June 10, 2024

Variety is the spice of life as they say, and it is important to maintain activities outside of the job search in order to stay balanced and sane during the most stressful of times...

Staying Active
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Buckling Down

By: jordan

June 6, 2024

The grind has set in as the mass applications have begun flowing, the personal outreach is underway, and the technical practice continues...

Buckling Down
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Forming a Plan

By: jordan

June 3, 2024

How I plan on organizing job leads, and the roles I am searching for. Commencing the Leetcode grind in 3...2...1...

Forming a Plan
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Starting Anew

By: jordan

June 2, 2024

Well, the worst happened. I've been let go and it is time to begin again. Follow along with me as I fire up the job searching machinery and chart a new course.

Starting Anew
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Fun with mazes!

By: jordan

May 27, 2024

Playing around a bit on the holiday with maze generators. These algorithms are interesting, and can use either recursion or iteration with stacks to visit neighbor nodes, and "tear down walls" on a random basis throughout a grid.

Pretty fun stuff, here is the little maze thing I made.

Check out the maze generator

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Address :
New Bern, North Carolina USA