I’m Jake Kinsella, “developer and aspiring entrepreneur” (in case you missed the huge text on the homepage). Before I get any further, I should probably explain what that means. Don’t worry I’m not going to explain to you what a developer does as if you’re a child, but explaining how those words relate to me will probably give you an understanding of why I’m writing this blog in the first place.
To start, I’m going to roll back the clock all the way to fourth grade when my dad taught me how to program. So yeah, I guess you could say that becoming a developer was expected of me. And if sitting a 10 year old down to teach him Ruby sounds absurd, you’re not alone. I remember crying, asking for my dad to explain the syntax for if-statements again, and him telling me to Google it (a particularly hard lesson for a fourth grader). But for some reason, I kept at it and it changed the course of my life.
Ever since then, I’ve been an avid programmer and I’ve had all sorts of internships at startups in Boston, experiences that have shaped me as a developer. Nowadays, I’m a freshman at Northeastern studying – you guessed it – Computer Science.
Before I get ahead of myself, I should probably explain the second half of that absurd caption that is fast becoming my personal brand: aspiring entrepreneur. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to start…