My name is Sara Jacobson, and I am one the new developers on the Blue Compass Development team. I joined the team when Blue Compass acquired Aureon Web Solutions.
My Professional Background
I began teaching myself website development almost 17 years ago when a coworker's husband needed something fixed on his website, and I said to myself, I can do that! From there, I continued to learn more and more about website development and began contributing to open source projects.
I got my "official" start in web development at a point in my life when so much was happening. I received a call from Alliance Technologies one day, and I knew it was a great moment in my life, because I was ready to take the next step in my career. Luckily, in this role I was able to continue learning and teaching myself new tricks.
A Little About Myself
When I am outside of work, I have a huge passion for do-it-yourself projects. Last year, I remodeled my kitchen, and this year, I remodeled one of my son's rooms and installed wood flooring. Down the road I would like to get better at landscaping, but I'll focus on my current projects first!
I have four sons that keep me very busy. My oldest son is attending Iowa State University for engineering, and my second oldest is currently in basic training. My third son is a junior in high school with aspirations of being either a lawyer or a journalist, and my youngest will be starting ninth grade this year. In addition to children, we have two "grumpy" cats that round out the family.
Fun Fact About Me
I love spelunking! It's fascinating to discover how beautiful our world is underneath the ground.
Working at Blue Compass
Like I mentioned earlier, I love learning. By joining the Blue Compass team, I am excited to expand my horizons. I think Blue Compass is a phenomenal company with even better people!