Coding with Jesse

About Me

My name is Jesse Skinner. I'm a web consultant, developer, author, speaker, husband and father. I'm a Canadian from Barrie, Ontario, an hour drive north of Toronto.

I was born in 1980, and I've had a computer since 1983. As a child, I read programming magazines and typed the BASIC code into my Coleco Adam. I started running a BBS in 1992, chatting, sending messages, making ANSI graphics, trading files and playing games with people over the computer. I started using the Internet in 1994, and made a web page for my high school band in 1995.

I've been working as a professional web developer since 2001, and graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2004 with a "Bachelor of Mathematics" in Computer Science. I've been doing freelance web development since 2006, helping a wide variety of clients build web applications with JavaScript, CSS and HTML. Previously I heavily used jQuery, then React, and lately I've been mostly using Svelte.

I love to help people learn web development, and I enjoy sharing my learning and development process. I stream regularly on Twitch. I also record coding videos for YouTube.

I write regularly here on Coding with Jesse. I wrote a book for O'Reilly called Unobtrusive Ajax. I've also given a number of talks, and sometimes I teach at Georgian College.

Well, that's enough about me. What about you? Please feel free to get in touch.

About the author

Jesse Skinner Hi, I'm Jesse Skinner. I work with development teams to speed up and stabilize web applications, reduce server costs, fix difficult bugs, modernize legacy applications, and improve developer productivity. I'd love to hear from you and see how I can make your life easier.