Jeramy Hing is a talented, laid back, and creative individual. He is an experienced web developer with excellent communication skills and a knack for solving complex tech problems. We’re excited to add yet another talented developer to our team to assist with website builds, strategy, and problem-solving.
Meet Jeramy Hing – Developer
Describe yourself in 3 words.
“Passionately curious learner.”
Where did you grow up?
“Made in Detroit and grew up in Detroit, then moved to the rural middle thumb region of Michigan for the last two years of high school.”
What do you do at Matchbox Design Group?
“I am a full-stack engineer and currently work on the dev team assisting in the building and maintaining of client websites.”
What do you like most about working here?
“It seems cliché to say the culture, but it is the answer I have. I am grateful to be a part of such a unified and proactive team. The remote working aspect is definitely a close second. Interestingly enough, the culture of the company is not diminished at all by having a remote working environment.”
What did you do before working at Matchbox Design Group?
“Humanitarian work in Latin America. My wife and I have worn many hats while working abroad from community development, emergency relief, food distribution, construction, teaching, leading teams and building relationships that have had an impact in many communities around the world.”
What do you do in your spare time?
“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.”
Favorite St. Louis activity, restaurant, or spot?
“I don’t live in the St. Louis area, but I’ve been there to visit the Gateway (Arch) to the West. I enjoyed my visit a great deal, but I’m afraid it was too brief to say that I have a favorite spot.”
What digital/design/dev trend are you the most excited about these days?
“I’m 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.”
Special talent you have?
“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.”
Famous person, you’ve met?
What’s something awesome about you that no one else knows?
“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.”