Nov 30 2016
Channing realized during his senior year of college that the Economics and Finance degrees he’d just earned didn't match up with what he really wanted to do with his life. So he moved to San Francisco, hope-rich and cash-poor, and began building with Rails. A few years later he fell in love with React and has focused on the creating useful, beautiful interfaces ever since. When not coding, Channing can be found traveling, dancing, reading science fiction, and preparing for his annual pilgrimage to Burning Man.
Read on to learn more about our newest Mojo!
I went to the College of William & Mary back in Virginia, where I grew up. I’ve worked at startups since graduating, and remotely for the better part of the past two years. I was drawn to MojoTech for the variety of projects, high-caliber of engineering, and opportunity to work in-person with my colleagues.
I architected and led development on the front end for Gradle’s “Build Scans” SaaS platform. It’s a richly designed, complex UI with potentially hundreds of thousands of rows of data. Dialing in performance was tricky, and required a whole bag of tricks to achieve. I had a blast.
I most enjoy the satisfaction that comes from distilling a simple solution from a complex problem space. I least enjoy the way my back feels after losing track of time for hours coding in a chair.
Thoughtfulness and passion for craftsmanship.
I’m required to learn new things constantly.
Helping a past client transition from a tech-debt-ridden Rails monolith to a clean, modern, fully-decoupled front end. One particularly challenging aspect was getting organizational buy-in, which — as Heimir is quick to point out — is a huge part of this job.
Learning from my talented colleagues and helping clients realize their ambitions.
A Vitamix for smoothies!
Total alignment between my actions and intentions.