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It's convenient to have a place to send people for a bio and headshot for my various talks -- and this is it.

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Bio

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.

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Recent

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!


Seamless GraphQL in Rails and React Native

In October I spoke with Morgan Laco at a conference in Florida, Ancient City Ruby/Rails/React. It's a lovely small conference. Unfortunately, the video was never posted.

Build an iOS and Android app in 15 minutes using React Native

In September 2019, I spoke at React Live Amsterdam! It was great! Here's the video:


Resolving the Great State Debate with Hooks, Context, and MobX-State-Tree

On the same trip and before React Live Amsterdam, I gave a talk at React Native EU in September 2019. Check it out!

RNR 128: Chain React with Jamon Holmgren

I was a guest on the panel at React Native Radio for the July 30, 2019 edition. We also sponsor this podcast at my company.

Chain React 2019 Panel

I am an organizer and was on the speaker panel at Chain React 2019 in July, 2019! It was an amazing conference all around. Here's the video of my panel appearance.


Backup Speaker - RunningRemote 2019

I was a backup speaker at RunningRemote in Bali in June. While I didn't give a talk, I did get a chance to be at that amazing conference, which I really loved.


43: Dive In with Jamon Holmgren. On Career, Consultancy, Conference Organization, Open Source, and Courageous Entrepreneurship

I was on the React Podcast with Michael Chan. He's a great interviewer. Give it a listen!

Portland State University: React Native Talk

I gave a talk at Portland State University about React Native on February 29, 2019. It went really well!

Intro to Modern JavaScript - Jamon Holmgren

I was the first speaker at the new meetup in Vancouver, Washington, called Vancouver Full Stack, ! I spoke about Modern JavaScript.


React Native Portland Meetup -- Native Modules

I spoke at the React Native Portland Meetup on Thursday, December 20 about writing React Native modules in Objective-C and Java.

WLP183 - Co-ordinating the Conversation in Remote Teams

I was on the 21st Century Work Life podcast recently with Pilar Orti. I really enjoyed my chat with her about remote work. Check it out!

Building Infinite Red Podcast

Building Infinite Red Seasons 1 and 2 are out! In this new podcast, my cofounders and I talk about the challenges and our philosophy for running a digital agency.

Demoing Thesis - a Phoenix CMS: ElixirConf 2017

ElixirConf 2017 September 7-8, 2017 - Bellevue, Washington - I gave a lightning talk titled "Demoing Thesis - a Phoenix CMS".


Getting Work to Work Interview

Getting Work to Work Podcast on July 28, 2017 - I was the guest on Chris Martin's excellent podcast and talked about remote work, our conference, and more.

Chain React 2017

Chain React on July 10-11, 2017 - Portland, Oregon - Gave the welcome and goodbye for our first conference ever, which was focused on React Native.

React Native Portland Meetup -- Ignite CLI

React Native Portlandon June 15, 2017 - Portland, Oregon - I gave a presentation onIgnite CLI, a starter kit for React Native.

Guest Speaker -- Clark College

Clark College on June 1, 2017 - Vancouver, Washington - I was a guest speaker