Luke has 5 years of industry experience working with the full stack of web technologies. He asks questions, gets answers, fixes bugs, builds websites and apps, and delivers on all his promises.
Q&A w/ Luke Chinworth
Q: What is your favorite quote, and why?
“There is no such thing as simple. Simple is hard.”
– Martin Scorcece
Q: What inspired you to become a Web Developer?
A friend told me about code schools where you can learn web development. I hated my job at the time, so I was looking for a different trade. I had always been interested in coding from growing up playing video games, but never knew where to start. This seemed like the perfect next step. I found a code school in Portland through another friend, and decided to go for it. The school ended with an internship, and I interned with Solid. The rest is history, as they say.
Q: What do you enjoy the most about being a Sr. Web Developer at Solid Digital?
Designing and building systems and tools to help customers. I also enjoy working on a collaborative team where a second set of eyes is never far when designing, coding or debugging.
Q: As a Sr. Web Developer, What expertise do you bring to your clients?
I provide a holistic perspective of the customer’s technology, and with that can recommend solutions that will fit their needs. I am also a ruthless TODOer, in and out of my code editor, and in high school won most likely to report bugs while running through the project checklist.
Q: What is your approach to providing great customer service?
Ask the customer questions if I don’t understand their request. Once I understand, I can then provide an answer they can trust, even if it isn’t the answer they initially wanted.
Q: What is your favorite book?
Probably Chronicles of Narnia
Q: What has been your favorite project you’ve worked on during your time at Solid Digital?
Q: What is a mobile application you can’t live without?
Q: Who is your tech or design inspiration?
Probably Brent Jackson. Mostly for creating basscss. It ain’t perfect, but I enjoy functional css more than append-only css.
Q: What are some ways that technology has influenced your life?
I find myself inspecting websites all the time, trying to figure out how the developer implemented some feature.
Q: What is the 1 piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to have a career in your field?
Start small and build up. Ask yourself, is this a number? a string? a boolean? an object? Then join some strings together, and you’ve got yourself a website.