Jamon is a software developer, business owner, husband, and father of four, located near Portland, Oregon, in SW Washington state. He is one of the co-founders of Infinite Red, Inc., a fully remote React Native app development studio located across the USA and Canada. He learned to code at age twelve in order to make games (the game store was too far away from where he grew up) and that led to a lifelong obsession with coding. He is active in open source, plays ice hockey on a Finnish-American team, and takes any excuse to use his tractor that he can.
Talks — Recent and Upcoming
I sometimes give talks at conferences (when I'm not helping organize one) and meetups. I've added links to a few here and will try to keep it up to date. In the upcoming section, I've also added some other meetups and conferences I plan to attend even if I'm not speaking, in case you want to connect there.
SocraticHobbits - Episode 40: Further Together with Jamon Holmgren
In one of my more personal/intimate interviews, I joined Kyle Morse and Daniel Hayword and discussed my entrepreneurship journey in a long-ranging discussion. I think if I were to recommend a podcast interview of me to listen to, this would be one of the top.
Guidance Counselor 2.0 + Step by Step on How to Hire with Taylor Desseyn
Taylor and I talk about hiring process and philosophy in a short, fast-paced, live show.
React Native: 2022 & Beyond with Gant Laborde
Returning at last to the stage after the pandemic in May 2022, Gant Laborde and I gave a talk at Reactathon in the Park! Really enjoyed this experience, and got to see a bit more of the East Bay and Berkeley in particular.
React Native Radio -- ongoing
I've been hosting React Native Radio lately along with Robin Heinze, Jon Major Condon, Mazen Chami, and a few others. We talk all about React Native, interview developers from Facebook, Shopify, Coinbase, and many other recognizable companies. We also talk about the latest news in React Native and tackle a variety of related subjects. It's been a LOT of fun, and we release one a week. Listen to the most recent React Native Radio episodes now
Software Developer's Journey #114 with Jamon Holmgren
In September 2020, Tim Bourguignon and I talked about being mesmerized by the command prompt of a Commodore 64, impromptu mentors, creating businesses, coding alone and in a team, networking and much more! Listen to DevJourney #114 here!
The Entrepreneurial Coder -- Jamon Holmgren -- Scaling Up and Sustaining an Agency
In April 2020, Ryan Chenkie interviewed me about my experience as a developer and business owner, as well as my journey co-founding my agency. I notably talk about how the 2008-2009 recession how how that impacted my business. We also talk about burnout, cashflow, tips for managing developers, and more! Listen to The Entrepreneurial Coder #25
Why you should use React Native with Jamon Holmgren
I was on Tech JR Podcast, released March 4, 2020. We talked about React Native, teaching, and state management. Listen to Tech JR here!