My name is Jason O’Neil.
I am a software engineer at Culture Amp – a company that improves the world of work by helping organizations invest in their people and culture. I lead the Front End Foundations team, we help Culture Amp’s 100+ engineers build the user interfaces of our software in an efficient and sustainable way by maintaining shared tools and libraries, like our Kaizen design system. I live in Perth/Boorloo, Western Australia (Noongar land). My wife is a singer and song writer. Check out her music – Anna O. I also became a dad in 2018 💕
I use this blog to write about different things, for different audiences, so I’ve split them up into different categories / different blogs:
- Front End Development Blog: I’m a big fan of the web as a platform, and love exploring what’s possible, what’s great to use, what’s accessible, and what’s up-and-coming for our industry.
- Haxe Blog: a profound programming language that took me from junior developer to senior, teaching me good practice and fundamentals each step of the way. It’s a great programming language with a close-knit community that somehow never managed to get critical momentum. It’s amazing though, I usually use it for my side projects, and I’ve written a lot of “haxelibs”.
- Personal Blog: mostly me grappling with my faith and spirituality, mixed with occasional posts about cool books or productivity habits etc. I grew up Christian, and am learning that how you live and love is more important than what you believe to be factual. I guess I’d describe myself a agnostic/mystic christian. I sometimes find writing a good way to process all of that.
I’ve tried to keep the categories mildly separate, because I figure the sort of person interested in one might not be interested in another. I could be wrong though. If you want to view them all mushed together, there is this page. And I don’t want to be too technical if you’re not up for that, or too spiritual if you don’t want to hear any of that etc etc.