My name is Jackson Taylor and this is my “little space of land on the world wide web”. This is my main point of presence on the internet, I am trying to dial back my usage of other platforms and control my data more. My interests are varied but mostly they’re programming, twisty puzzles, and some very basic philosophy stuff. I host a blog and several longer winded interest pages.
Very Rarely I’ll post videos to YouTube and Odysee, you can subscribe to these here:
Currently, I work as a Junior Software Developer dealing with C# and Python applications, as well as TypeScript for backend web development. I prefer Python for a few different reasons, and it is the language I am most comfortable working in.
In the past I have also worked in residential construction (electric, plumbing, tiling, framing, etc.). I’ve also done work with lighting and set design/building for a few local theater programs.
I started programming when I was around 11 or 12 doing very basic Python stuff (turtle graphics, and functions). I emulated things that I found in examples in the books I had. When I was a freshman or sophomore in high school I started picking up web fundamentals and was able to write basic web pages with HTML and CSS.
In my internship in college, I learned way more than I thought I could. That was an experience that showed me how little I actually knew and how much I still had to learn.
Now, I’m fairly comfortable with beginner-intermediate programming concepts, and have some paid experience with a few different languages. I’m also comfortable with basic usage of Linux systems and command line tools. I try to learn a lot outside of what I do at work.
I started solving Rubik’s cubes in 2012, and have since been to many competitions and broken a few state records. My favorite event is 5x5.
For a more comprehensive story of my history as a WCA competitor you can check this page.