Jeremy Stephens
Senior Application Developer
E-mail: jeremy.stephens [at] vanderbilt.edu
Office: (615) 322.4486
Nickname: Viking

About me

I graduated from Belmont University in May 2005 with a B.S. in computer science and a minor in math. I did undergraduate research in graph theory, and I also participated in two ACM programming competitions (2003, 2004). Our 2004 team came in first at the site. In my free time I play video games, frisbee, and table tennis; watch anime; read fantasy/science fiction books; program; and hang out with friends. I'm a Type 4 according to the Enneagram, and an ISFP according to Myers-Briggs.

My job here involves working with faculty members on their individual projects as well as helping out with general projects assigned to the programming team.

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Areas of interest:
  • Web programming
  • Graph theory
  • Calculus
  • Personality types
  • Sociology

Current Projects

YamlR YAML parser for R
Neonatology Web development for Neonatology
Coupler A database-linking program
TIPQC Tennessee Imperative for Perinatal Quality Care

Miscellaneous

VikingNotes My notes page
VikingRuby Ruby snippets
Github My github.com profile
System.JumpAutocompleteImpl TWiki auto-completion feature
TWikiBrowserPlugins Searchbar plugins for Firefox/IE

Three great virtues of a programmer

Laziness
The quality that makes you go to great effort to reduce overall energy expenditure. It makes you write labor-saving programs that other people will find useful, and document what you wrote so you don't have to answer so many questions about it. Hence, the first great virtue of a programmer.

Impatience
The anger you feel when the computer is being lazy. This makes you write programs that don't just react to your needs, but actually anticipate them. Or at least pretend to. Hence, the second great virtue of a programmer.

Hubris
Excessive pride, the sort of thing Zeus zaps you for. Also the quality that makes you write (and maintain) programs that other people won't want to say bad things about. Hence, the third great virtue of a programmer.

See LazinessImpatienceHubris for more information.

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