Local Grown Milwaukee Development

Hi. I'm James Spence.

I'm a developerbookwormgamerdreamertinkererhistory bufftechnophile living and working in the Greater Milwaukee area.

I love programming in all its facets and forms, and I'm eager to learn new things.

My Skills

  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • NodeJS
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • Android
  • Swift

A Little About Me

Peruse my LinkedIn and it'll tell you about my qualifications, strengths, and key abilities. Ask my coworkers and they'll describe me as "hardworking", "enthusiastic", and, in one specific case, "professionally precocious." But that's only part of the story.

I'm a history major who wasn't enthusiastic about his job prospects after graduation. Facing a long career as an archivist, or librarian (if I was really lucky), I started learning programming from a friend on the side. In a few months, I was working with him on freelance work. A few months after that, I had my first professional gig at a local development studio. And from the moment I started, the main question in my mind was, "how do I push this further?"

I'm quiet and reserved, but my mind is always running. I'm always exploring new possibilities, new ideas, new dreams. I'm always pushing my code forward in every way I can, and expanding my knowledge. Most importantly, I'm always striving to make a better product than I did the day before, and to go to sleep at the end of the day feeling like I know more today than I knew the day before. That, to me, is my goal, my passion, and my livelihood. My coding is all of these things and more.