Jason C. Graves

Lead Software Engineer

While in college, Jason learned about the computer science field and decided to become a software engineer. The power and artistic nature of programming had called to him… and he answered.

Biography

Even as a young child, Jason was taking everything apart he could get his hands on. He was always trying to find out how things work. He had the makings of an engineer from day one. Jason decided when he grew up he wanted to be a “weapons engineer” (he was fascinated with war machines as many little boys are). As he got older and more realistically, Jason wanted to become a robotics engineer. Near the end of high school, Jason had his sights set on becoming an aerospace engineer. Finally, while in college, he learned about the computer science field and decided to become a software engineer. The power and artistic nature of programming had called to him… and he answered.

Jason grew up in a military family. Home was always where his family was since they moved often. In 2000, Jason's family moved to their last station, Hurlburt Field in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Jason completed high school in Navarre, Florida and grew to call the Panhandle his home. He attended college and began his career in Pensacola.

Jason graduated from the University of West Florida in 2011 with a bachelor of science in computer science. Before graduation, during his senior year, he began an internship at a Pensacola software development company. Within only six weeks as an intern, Jason proved himself and was promoted to an engineer before even graduating college. One of only two people ever to advance that quickly and without a finished degree.
Jason continued at that company for five years working his way up to the Mapping Team Lead. With that position, he held the responsibility of leading a team, which integrated the ESRI map solution into various products. Under his direction, the team became very successful at full cycle product development and time management. With their success, they were later also tasked with writing and re-writing several other non-map related applications from scratch.

In 2013, Jason participated in Startup Weekend Pensacola. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that brings together Pensacola designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback!

In 2017, Bit-Wizards presented Jason with an opportunity to work with them. Seeking growth, Jason accepted. He brought with him an intimate knowledge of .NET and C# along with strong leadership abilities. He is an eager and excited new member of the team who enjoys the challenges that come along with making customer’s visions reality.

After joining the Bit-Wizard team, Jason moved to Fort Walton Beach with his girlfriend and their two dogs, Bindi and Dobson. In their free time, they love to do things outdoors like riding their bikes and going to the beach.

Operating Systems

  • Windows 2000 – Windows 10, Linux, Mac OS
 

Software & Technology

  • C# (Mono, .NET, Silverlight, WPF, Windows Mobile/CE, WCF)
  • JSON
  • XML
  • Java/Java EE
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • PHP
  • CSS
  • T-SQL
  • Delphi
  • C++/C
  • Mercurial Source Control
  • Git Source Control
  • Fog Creek Software Kiln
  • Atlassian Bitbucket
  • Subversion Source Control
  • Source Gear Vault
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server
  • Atlassian JIRA Software
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle MySQL
 

Development Environments

  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
  • Jet Brains PHP Storm
  • Eclipse
 

Random Skills

  • Barista and Coffee Connoisseur
  • Handy Man
  • Jack of all trades, master of none