My name is Aaron Krauss. I’m a full stack developer based out of Edmond, Oklahoma (near Oklahoma City). I was born in Germany in 1990, grew up in a German culture for 6 years, and still speak moderately fluent German. I currently work at Clevyr as a senior software engineer and engage in miscellaneous development on my own time.
I’ve gotten to work on some pretty cool things in my past, such as a Lego Mindstorm robotics project, a Term Frequency/Inverse Document Frequency search engine, interactive web forms for the FAA, and that was all just while in college. I’ve learned a ton more since then.
My background is that of a back-end developer, specializing in object-oriented programming in both software and web development. I prefer to program in a Unix-based environment, utilizing the terminal heavily for everything. My main skills here are Ruby/Rails, PHP, SQL, NoSQL, APIs, and Ember.js.
I love tea. Not your everyday grocery store tea though. I usually purchase my tea from special vendors with direct tea farmer relationships so that I can know exactly what province it was plucked in, and what month it was plucked.
I love walking my dog. I find it super relaxing, I get to experience raw sunlight (something us developers don’t do often enough) and I’m giving both me and my dog exercise.
I love learning. Anything from educational podcasts, YouTube videos, books – if I can learn from it, then I’m interested. I know most people like learning things – but this has become a serious passion of mine. I truly want to learn everything there is to learn.
I love craft beer. I love experiencing all the various styles of beer; as long as it’s not a session beer, then I’m probably gonna like it. I even homebrewed some batches of beer for a while! I was born in Germany, so maybe it stems from that a little bit. You’ll never see me go to a bar and order a bottle. It has to be on tap. My friends call me a beer geek, but I just don’t want to appreciate it unless it’s in its finest form.
I love Layla. We have been dating for over 12 years, and recently got married! She’s the coolest, most down-to-earth person I’ve ever met, and it’s so awesome to be the lucky guy who gets to have her. I couldn’t imagine a life without her, and hanging out with her – doing anything – is always my favorite thing to do. I love her. She’s an incredibly talented dietitian too!
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