Just a girl working towards big things.

Hi! Welcome to the about me page of my website!

Website Background

While you are here, I want to share a little bit about this blog, and why I write it:

This website is a place for me to experiment with front end design and web development. New ideas, designs, and best practices. This entire website is public on github, and my contribution to the open source community. The other reason I write is to become a better writter. I am a Computer Engineer. Explaining things in a way computers can understand is easy for me. On the other hand, explaining things so that humans can understand is very difficult for me.

I make the source code and all blog posts public to force me to acknowledge my audience. I can not take short cuts, or let a typo slip through.

So thank you for being here. Thank you for keeping me accountable to struggle, learn, and grow!

About Me

Finding an identity and introducing yourself to an online community is something most people never saw coming. Yet here we are in the day and age where we all have Personal Brands and online reputations that can matter more than a real life reputation. Where you can learn any skill and become who you want behind a screen.

Well here is my online introduction. I am JoCee Porter Holladay, a computer Engineer who graduated from the University of Utah. I have dabbled in other fields from

  • Business (I founded a nonprofit at 19 that served hundreds of girls a year)
  • Venture Capital (I was Managing Partner for Campus Founders Fund)
  • Nuclear Research and software development (Won a few national and International awards for research on Neutron Activation Anaylsis)
  • Finance (I did multiple internships on Wall Street in NYC and in Stamford, Conneticut)

I have currently settled into the roll of Integration Engineer at SimpleCitizen. I recently got married to another Computer Scientist. We spend much of our time together building projects, and learning new technical skills. Most recently, we built a web app together for his startup ListValet.

More recently, we adopted a kitten, who loves to walk all across our keyboards and chew through HDMI cabels.

My Goals in the next 5 years include

  • Creating a coworking space to help other young entrepreneurs
  • Starting a consumer facing brand!
  • Writing a book about nuclear science

That is me! I hope you enjoy this blog, and learn something interesting, or are atleast entertained for a second (:

JoCee Holladay