A Day In The Life: Jon Hickman

Ever wonder who is working behind the computer for Jackrabbit? We promise, we’re real! This series will introduce folks at Jackrabbit and share a little more about our team than you may see on our website.

From: Camden On Gauley, WV
Lives In: Concord, NC
Joined Jackrabbit: September 2013
Job Title: Senior Developer

What is a skill you’d like to learn? Martial arts – to be in better health and have more body discipline. Also, if I ever came across a situation where I needed to defend myself, these skills would be helpful.

What is your favorite childhood memory? My brother and I used to ride our bikes over 10 miles from our house up a dirt road to a swimming hole in the river.  We’d have inner tubes and ride them down the river back to our house. Then, our dad would pick us up and drive us back to the swimming hole to get our bikes.

What is the best compliment you have received? That I am one of the hardest working developers that my manager had worked with in over 10 years.

If you could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be?  I think most possessions are replaceable but I would like to keep a few antiques in my house, photo albums, and my truck.

What is your favorite music? Hard rock.

What is your strongest personal quality? Being tough – not much is going to get to me. My favorite saying is: “Tough times dont last, tough people do.”

Why did you choose this profession? When I was in high school, I took a computer class and we learned how to program. Learning this skill sort of clicked and I knew from then that this was what I wanted to do. During that class, I wrote software to store and calculate statistics for our basketball team – I haven’t stopped writing code since.

A little more about Jon…

Jon has been in the Information Technology industry since 1996 building desktop and web applications using mostly Microsoft products. He has worked on applications for health care, banking, insurance, transportation, governmental, and health care companies. He takes great pride in his work and spends a great deal of time staying on top of new and developing technologies. Jon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

He enjoys all things with developing technologies, physical fitness, skiing, travel, and having fun with family and friends.

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About the Author:

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After studying graphic design at the University of Georgia, Jill held several positions in media and marketing including Art Director, Editor and Marketing Director. As a student of dance, she has spent plenty of time in children’s activity centers and puts that experience to work for her in the work she does with Jackrabbit. In addition to her interest in dance, Jill also enjoys sports, gourmet cooking, entertaining, singing and spoiling her five grandchildren.

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