Hello there! 👋 My name is Jesstern and this is my personal digital space.
I live in Singapore where I work as a software engineer. You can also find out what I’m working on now and what I use.
I am currently exploring new opportunities.
I work on both frontend and backend web development with software testing and high test coverage. I am a proponent of test driven development and pair programming which is part of extreme programming.
I was previously at Thoughtworks as a software engineer and consultant where I worked with several small and medium companies as well as large enterprises. Prior to that I developed software with various content management systems and frameworks. 🧑💻
I believe it’s important to give back to the community. I’ve volunteered at the Singapore chapter of Junior Dev and SingaporeJS.
I’ve taught as a volunteer instructor at Code in the Community, an initiative by Google and the Singaporean government, for children of disadvantaged backgrounds. 💞
My father taught me how to play chess when I was ten years old and I’ve had a love for the game ever since. I play occasionally on Lichess.
I love being in nature and the outdoors. I enjoy hiking, cycling, swimming, kayaking, and spending time at the beach with an ice cold coconut shake in hand. 🏝
When I go for long walks in the park I like to listen to podcasts and audiobooks. My all time favorite podcast is Hidden Brain by Shankar Vedantam.
This website is my personal digital space.
Thank you for visiting my website. Have a beautiful day! 🌤