Get to Know Jeramy Better
Made in Detroit and grew up in Detroit, Jeramy then moved to the rural middle thumb region of Michigan for the last two years of high school. After that he spent two years at Macomb Community College, MI on a Graphic Design degree that he never completed. Eventually, he transferred those credits to Liberty University, VA and finished Summa Cum Laude with two degrees – majoring in Psychology and the other in Religion.
Where he is today is a culmination of many great adventures, decisions, and experiences (both with success and failure) that have imparted him with knowledge and wisdom. But most importantly, he is where he is today due to the impact of relationships established over a lifetime, the most significant of which is the relationship he has with his awesome wife of 19 years.
Jeramy is a full-stack engineer on the development team. His role consists of working with a wide range of technologies and languages to develop applications and solutions that cater to functionality and the user experience. His day varies by circumstances, but may begin diving straight into a project or with some light administrative tasks such as catching up on time tracking, emails, etc. Each morning he attends a development team stand-up for about 20 minutes to catch up with the team and establish benchmarks together.
However, a typical day is largely spent writing code for the front-end (what the user sees), the code in the middle (like an API that connects to cloud services or a database), and the back-end (database language, server-side implementations, etc). The day may also include functional and code quality testing among other things. There’s a great deal of multi-tasking involved and no day is equal to the last.
Jeramy is excited about the trends and advancements in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. However, when considering the future potential and use of these technologies it seems like a double-edged sword. On one hand, great things can be accomplished with these tools for humanity. On the other hand, great things tend to lend themselves over to misuse, and it seems to be that the greater the thing the greater the threat.
5 Questions With Jeramy Hing
Q: Describe yourself in 3 words
A: “Passionately curious learner.”
Q: What do you do in your spare time?
A: “Outdoors activities like hunting, hiking, camping, and family adventures in travel. I love spending time with my wife and two kids, we live life like a constant adventure. Together we’ve enjoyed many exciting lands, unique cultures, and activities; too many to list but my favorites include visiting the people and ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, traversing terrain and river in the Amazon Jungle of Ecuador, and hiking and climbing the Grand Canyon in Arizona. I also like to read a lot, specifically for learning. I will often read a book a number of times to commit the information to memory and pick up things that I’ve overlooked.”
Q: Do you have any special talents?
A: “I have no special talents. However, I can fix tech problems that other people are having by just being present. It works like this; while they attempt to show me the problem they are having, things just start working as expected. I wouldn’t call it a special talent, it’s more like a passive superpower really.”
Q: What’s the coolest place you’ve ever visited?
A: “Tough question. Two places come to mind immediately, for very different reasons, but both are equally the coolest places I’ve ever visited. The first is Maui, Hawaii where the most memorable spot was the pools of ‘Ohe’o or the Seven Sacred Pools of Maui. The second is Machu Picchu, Peru. The most memorable was not so much the destination of Machu Picchu itself, but the whole trip as an adventure with cool and memorable locations such as Ollantaytambo, Cuzco, Saqsaywaman, and obviously Machu Picchu.”
Q: What’s something awesome about you that no one else knows?
A: “I once saved two injured people that were stuck about three miles into the Grand Canyon at night. They never made it to their checkpoint and temperatures had dropped dramatically. The park rangers were off in other areas of the park and couldn’t get there until morning. At about 10:00 PM, I started hiking in with supplies given by the park hotel and under the blessing of the supervising ranger. After finding the stranded hikers, one could limp along, but I had to carry as a human crutch for the other.
We reached the top of the ridge sometime after 2:30 AM. It wasn’t funny at the time, but the woman I was carrying kept wanting to give up, crying “Just leave me to die, let the coyotes have me,” which were howling in the background. I could only encourage and push her and her husband forward. When we reached the top, she dropped to the ground crying and kissing the dirt. It was like something out of a dramatic movie, very surreal for me, but now I look back with a bit of a chuckle over her behavior, not that it was misplaced just a bit over the top.”