Think Geek: 5 Questions with Tim Leverett
September 19, 2014
At the crossroads of Minecraft, lemon cookies, and Stack Overflow – you’ll find Tim Leverett, front-end developer at GeekHive. The second child of Dave and Doris Leverett, Tim was born and raised in Carlisle, New York, which he claims, is home to more cows than people. After living in Japan for a year, Tim attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in 2010. When he’s not coding or mentoring junior developers, you’ll find him reading language specs and technical docs, or camping with his wife Morgan and their beloved Rottweiler, Odin.
In 140 characters or less, what is front-end web development?
If a website were a cake, front-end web development would be…
What are some creative roles or ways you’ve seen developers use their front-end web development skills?
What are some of your go-to books, links, or resources for front-end development?
As far as inspiration, I have about 15 blogs that I read daily, but only a few are specific to front-end development.
Any advice for an aspiring developer?
- Functional code, without users, is not.
- Premature optimization is the root of all evil.
- Read, write, refactor, repeat.
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