Hello, I’m Jayson Knight, a software developer currently residing in Lexington, KY, however, I was born in Pasadena, CA and therefore try to stay true to my Cali roots. I grew up in Charlotte, NC after being transplanted from my Cali roots, and completed my undergraduate degree at Columbia University in the City of New York. Unfortunately I have yet to make it back out west since I moved away, but at heart I'm a NYC kind of person.
The projects I’ve worked on have run the full gamut, though my specialty lies mainly in the .Net platform and web application design and development (ASP.NET/MVC) with the majority of my work being done in corporate information technology (IT) departments for medium to large companies. I specialize in the Agile/Scrum methodology for writing software, but am also well versed in Waterfall and MDLC patterns.
I’m as passionate about music as I am about technology…so most of my spare time goes into either listening to music, playing drums, or (soon to be) getting into some production work of my own which is my ultimate dream. In what free time is left over after all of the above, I like playing with my dog (his name is Escher, and he’s a Whippet…here’s a photo of him if you’ve never heard of or seen a Whippet before; they are basically a medium sized Greyhound, but are indeed purebred dogs dating back to ancient times)…I adopted him in 2003 and he’s been a fantastic addition to my life. Unfortunately he passed away on February 12th 2010 of lymphoma.
I’m also an avid skiier and tennis player when time permits, which unfortunately is never as much as I’d like. I play drums, and beat on anything that can provide a ryhthm. When I'm not hitting fuzzy yellow balls, or playing ryhthms, you can find me hurtling myself down hills on various devices: Skis, mountain bikes...whatever I can find to go down a hill quickly.
When all the above fails, you can find me curled up next to a warm compiler, writing code, and trying to make the internet that much more enticing, one line of code at a time, because you never know when that one line of code will change everything. I seek perfection...or at the very least, knowing that the code I write is an extension of my thoughts. Sometimes I dream in binary, and am happy to hammer out 1's and 0's to make the internet that much better.
I've been writing software professionally since the classic ASP/VB6 days, and have been developing applications with the Microsoft .Net stack of technologies since the early betas were released in 2001. I specialize in dynamic websites utilizing Asp.Net, SQL Server, and Silverlight. I am also an expert in enterprise Sharepoint implementations and customizations. If it involves the Microsoft stack, I can make it happen.