Ramblings of Jacob Helwig.

About Me

My name is Jacob Helwig, and I am a software developer particularly interested in analytics, and system administration. I have been doing professional software development since late 2007, and system administration since mid-2002.

I am also a strong supporter of Open Source projects, contributing to a number of projects, as well as maintaining a few CPAN modules and Ruby Gems of my own.

I am a founding member of, and continue to organize, the first of the many weekly hackathons here in Portland, OR. In addition to the weekly hackathon, these are a few of the things I help organize:

I am a habitual learner, and am always seeking better (more efficient & elegant) ways to do whatever it is that I am working on at the time. I have also earned a reputation of having very high standards for code review, and have repeatedly been told by colleagues that they look forward to the code reviews since they have always been very constructive.

I can most easily be reached via email and Twitter.

Additional information about me can be found various places online (there may be a pattern here):