- Java EE Programming
- Web Development
- Cloud-native Applications
Cloud Application Developer - Java
January 2013 - Current (5 years)
Intern Application Developer
Summer of 2012 (3 months)
View my full work history at LinkedIn.
Code. Test. Refract. (Repeat)!
These daily activities for programmers are my favorite things about developing software. Like painting on a canvas, or writing a book, developing software is the process of careful planning, execution, and evaluation. My passion is in providing that level of detailed work to clients, and helping automate their business needs through computer software.
My name is Austin Delamar, and I'm a backend java programmer, cloud app developer, and all-around computer enthusiast.
I grew up in Zeeland, Michigan (USA). In highschool, I played a lot of calculator games on my Ti-83 and Ti-89. That's when I first realized I enjoyed tinkering with electronics and computers. I didn't know I could make a career out of tinkering. I graduated in 2009, and completed a few multiple Advanced Placement courses, that would give me a head start in college.
In Fall of 2009, I attended Grand Valley State University, and started taking courses aligned with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. After two semesters, I quickly changed majors into Computer Science. I liked engineering, but it just wasn't something that I knew I wanted to do forever. The courses offered for CS majors highly interested me, such as C programming, UX Design, Linux Security, CPU Architecture, and more. I loved taking the C programming class and UX Design. They were well-defining classes that shaped my thinking. After graduating in December 2012, I entered the real world in search for my career.
Now I work at IBM in East Lansing as a Java Application Developer. My current projects have me building microservice API's in Java with Cloudant databases and deploying to IBM's Cloud. But I've also been supporting and enhancing legacy Java EE apps, static websites, desktop apps, database CRUD tools, and more. I love what I do and look forward to whatever is next!
"Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things." ~ Peter Drucker
"I reinvent the wheel, because mine is rounder." ~ Martin
"Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it." ~ Patrick McKenzie
"Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand." ~ Martin Fowler