Jason is a native Floridian who started building for the web as a teen in the mid-'90s, so he's been a web developer for about as long as anybody. Co-founding the Tampa Ruby Brigade in 2006 and Suncoast Developers Guild in 2015; Jason takes pride in being a leader in the local tech community. After stints in academia, startups, and as a consulting freelancer, he's found great joy in mentoring and sharing the knowledge gained along the way. Jason is a father, a skeptic, an avid board game player, and entirely too opinionated. When the world gets heavy, you can find him either painting miniatures as catharsis or harnessing his power animal--the panda.