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Inside Our Doors with Lead Developer Jeff Proefrock

Posted by Jeff Proefrock on Dec 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM
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The team at Springthrough comes from a variety of different perspectives. While we all have a passion for technology, that takes shape in different ways professionally and personally. To give you a glimpse inside our doors, and the many personalities that make up our team, we've asked our team members to share some thoughts on their work, their interests, and their experience at Springthrough. 


Meet Jeff Proefrock. 

Jeff started working at Springthrough in September of 2012. He works as a Lead Developer. 


Jeff Proefrock Lead Developer


How would you describe your work day-to-day?

My day-to-day work is quite varied. Some days I am writing new code for a Xamarin project. Some days I support a very large corporation using the Sitefinity CMS platform. Other days I work on customer line-of-business applications for local companies. I can’t say I have a “typical” day. But that keeps things interesting!


What is the most unique piece of work you've done?

My very first project with Springthrough was probably the most unique. It was writing a Depth of Market (DOM) control for a stock trading app. A DOM shows the current trading price for a stock or future. It also shows bids above and below that price (the depth). It was really interesting to write because it incorporated writing custom controls and writing interfaces to multiple 3rd party APIs. Nerd fun.


What has challenged you the most?

My development background was mostly C based languages. C/C++/C#. So, the thing I’ve found the most challenging is web front-end work. The ever-changing landscape of javascript frameworks is tough to keep up with. Also, I just plain prefer strongly typed languages. The combination of those two things has made that my biggest hurdle so far. 


What was your proudest moment here?

I can’t come up with a single proudest moment. I have a couple. The first was while I was helping a local customer with one of their custom applications. The customer was so grateful for the help that they sent me an Edible Arrangement. I was shocked for sure. Another was shortly after taking over the lead on a project with a different local business. The project champion for the business told our PM that I was a great addition to the team. They felt I was doing a great job communicating with their team, producing requirements, and implementing the tool.


What were you looking for in a position when you came here?

I was looking for a position that would challenge me - a position that would continue to let me learn new things. That is definitely what I found. I have been able to work on brand new projects. I have taken over maintenance of other projects. Applications have ranged from WinForms to MVC. WebAPI to Xamarin.    


What do you for inspiration/rejuventation?

Outside of work I tinker. I dabble. I always have. I do woodworking. I play with electronics. I program in other platforms like Arduino and Raspberry Pi. I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids. Sometimes that’s playing with Legos, sometimes it’s Barbies. Other times it’s taking a walk in a park or along the beach. So many interests, so little time.


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