Team: Jason Garber

Jason Garber

COO & Software Engineer

Get to know Jason.

COO and Co-founder Jason Garber has always been an early adopter. In 1997, at age 14, he founded a computer company and started developing websites. Unsurprisingly, he went on to be a passionate advocate for Ruby on Rails, clean code, and automated testing. Today, he leads our internal operations and guides client work with the same entrepreneurial mindset and attention to detail.

Prior to co-founding Promptworks, he was a freelancer and consulted with a variety of clients, always with the same attention to creating value and streamlining business operations. He previously held positions at Rosetta Stone and Eastern Mennonite University, where he studied Economics, Business Administration, and Computer Information Systems.

Jason is also the author of https://abookapart.com/products/practical-pair-programming(Practical Pair Programming), which distills the collaboration lessons learned while writing code and building the team of engineers at Promptworks over the last seven years.

Really get to know Jason.

What time is your alarm set for in the morning?

The dog wakes up at dawn. I’ve tried blackout shades and a crate cover, yet somehow the little stinker still knows exactly when the sun comes up!

First record / CD / tape you ever bought?

Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits

Favorite thing to do in your free time?

Cooking simple, healthy-ish food

What advice would you give to someone starting out in your field of work?

Work hard, have lots of networking meetings, and give your time to helping people out with the knowledge you have

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