Evan

Who?

Hola, I am Evan Halley.  Born in New Jersey, lived all over, and currently calling Raleigh-Durham, NC home.  NC State graduate, Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering.

What do I do?

I write some mean code.  I like writing code.  I write code professionally.  I write code personally.

What languages do I like to use?

  • Web – JavaScript / HTML / CSS / PHP / Python
  • Backend – Node.js / MongoDB / SQL (at times)
  • Frameworks – Express / Codeigniter
  • Application – Java

Note: I’m a huge believer in ‘else’ statements being on the same line as a closing bracket of a previous ‘if’ statement.  Same with ‘try’, ‘catch’, and ‘finally’.  Why would you have it any other way?

What do I want to do?

I love using technology to solve the problems of the people.  I sincerely believe it is my purpose to start and build a company who’s sole purpose is to solve the problems of the people with technology while empowering them.

What else?

I’m a huge fan of the Android operating system.  I’ve been using Android since Android 2.1 and am now using Android 4.4.2 on a Nexus 5.  In the past, I’ve owned a Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S), Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and a Google Nexus 4.  Before that?  Windows Mobile (Motorola Q and a Sony Ericsson XPERIA x1 believe it or not).

I’m also a huge fan of using Linux.  My personal laptop runs Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.

I’m a sports fanatic, NY Jets and NC State all day.

My wife loves to travel, so naturally, so do I.  We’ve been to London (UK), Bath (UK), Paris (France), Pisa (Italy), Rome (Italy), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Iguazu Falls (Brazil), and Cusco (Peru) with a trip to Bermuda coming really soon.

Random

I know how to drive a 5/6 speed.

I overwhelming prefer to drive a late model Volkswagen GTI (preferably with a VR).

Kooley High, J. Cole, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T. and King Mez are constantly in rotation.  I’m a big music fan.  I have a huge, diverse collection of rap and hip hop.  I DJ’ed when I was in college.

I like running.  I run, on average, 9 miles per week.

The picture at the very beginning of the article is from January 2011.

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