Site of James

Placing my knowledge on a web page

About Myself

I wrote my first line of code in 7th grade on Ti-83. I graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering in 2015. Since then, I’ve been building my career in software engineering and project leadership.

I’m currently the technological architect and team lead for a software team at a health insurance startup in Clearwater, FL. There I focus on managing a team delivering consumer-facing applications, as well as maintaining vital company infrastructure.

Before that, I was a senior software engineer at Accusoft in Tampa, FL. There I specialized in computer vision, machine learning, image processing, and content management systems. In the interim between Accusoft and my current position, I ventured out with a coworker to form a small startup building technology to help those affected by homelessness.

And even further back, I was the lead software developer for the USF BioRobotics lab building soccer-playing robots for the Robocup Small Size League. We were fortunate enough to participate in RoboCup 2016 and actually win a game.

My hobbies outside of programming include classic cars and the Japanese language. I enjoy participating in car shows with my 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.

This Blog

I believe that Japanese learners are well-suited such that there is a unique overlap of programming talent with language learners, with myself included. This is means there is a large amount of resources available to assist learning. The wealth of Anki decks, tools such as subs2srs, Jisho, WWWWJDIC, and Yomichan to name a few.

With this blog I hope to share things. That means the digital tools I’ve created for the Japanese learning community, as well as my knowledge about programming.