Meet Jacob Landman, aka Land-Man, a software developer at FrogSlayer who has been with us since June 2017. After graduating with his master’s degree in nuclear engineering from TAMU, Landman made his way to FrogSlayer.
What led you to becoming a software developer?
I’ve had a love for technology for as long as I can remember. However, I had NO idea what to major in when I chose to attend Texas A&M. Because of knack for mathematics and science, I chose to major in Nuclear Engineering (because it sounded the coolest). While obtaining my bachelor’s and master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering, I realized I had a passion for programming. After this realization, I began expanding my knowledge to web/mobile development on my own time and found my way to FrogSlayer by researching local software companies.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I really like to stick to my daily routine of starting my day at the student rec center around 6 am for an early morning workout. I like to relax in the evenings, run errands, or cook dinner. On the weekends: work hard, play hard! I also enjoy a cold pint of Coors Light and I like to play HQ when I get the chance.
What’s your favorite part of being a developer?
I consider myself to be a creative person and one thing I really enjoy about being a developer is having the freedom to create and design systems how I see fit.
What are your hobbies?
Underwater basket weaving, parkour, and long walks on the beach.
What would you say is your personal mantra?
Where do you see the world of technology in 10 years?
If Skynet hasn’t already taken over the world, then I will be extremely surprised. Either that or I expect Pinky and the Brain to be in control.
As a developer, Landman feels lucky to have survived the job hunt out of grad school and to find himself working at FrogSlayer. “I have two favorite things about working at FrogSlayer: One would have to be FrogSlayer’s name – it never gets old seeing the look on people’s faces when I tell them the company I work for is actually called ‘FrogSlayer’. Number two would be the people I work with. I can’t imagine working with a better group of kind, fun, and intelligent people.”