About the developer
The picture to the left here is myself from 4 years ago, slightly Photoshopped (but only for brightness and contrast). I’d like to think that all men get better with age but I have to admit I’ve grown only a bit wider.
But enough about the past. My name is Rui Jiang and I am a frontend engineer at Yesware, a little startup based out of Dogpatch Labs in the heart of Cambridge, MA. Previously, I worked for over 2 years in the software division of ZS Associates, a sales and marketing consulting firm based out of Evanston, IL. Evanston, a mid-sized suburb of Chicago, also plays host to my alma mater, Northwestern University, where I picked up a degree in computer science. I wish I could say I knew Andrew Mason but I can’t. Even if I could I wouldn’t talk about him as I am supremely jealous of Groupon.
At Yesware, I work on the Yesware toolbar Chrome extension for Gmail. (quite a mouthful!) My daily tasks involve a lot of jQuery-flavored JS coding, pixel tweaking,
console.log() debugging, and a bit of Photoshop prototyping.
I acquire valuable knowledge from messing around on side projects after work. I started with PHP and the Zend Framework and have since dabbled in frameworks like ASP MVC3, Django, and Rails. However, most of the production-quality stuff I build is heavy on jQuery. I have a long list of plugins and single-page apps I’d like to build before I clock out. And as you’ll find from splunking around the site, I have a serious soft spot for doing Chrome extensions. I wish the entire world could run on the V8 engine.
If you are only perusing this profile page to find out if I could build a custom app, you’re out of luck (for the time being). Though I have taken on freelance work in the past, I’m way too steeped in screwing around with iOS and Rails at this moment to do anything meaningful.
On the other hand, if you’re not a spam-bot and you’d just like to be friends, please enjoy the links I’ve added below. I am an avid Facebook-er and constant Twitter-er and will thus post all kinds of random nonsense about coding, travel, and food on a regular basis.