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James Jensen
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Attended University of Utah
Lives in Taylorsville, UT
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What an awesome idea! Sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in the World’s Largest Virtual Hallelujah Chorus.
Hallelujah Chorus Video
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So many things make so much more sense now! I wonder if I can come up with a nother example...
 
Rebracketing changed the English language. Here's how it works.
Last week my husband excitedly told me he had a “great idea for an app.” I must have been tired because I though he said he had a “great idea for a nap,” as in sleeping during the daytime. We both ended up laughing, but it also reminded me of a story about how certain words
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Not all trees are created equal, I guess.
A new study has challenged the assumption of the positive impact of planting trees on climate change. In most cases, we all have learned that growing more trees would help reduce climate change, but growing the "wrong tree" isn't
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I was very excited to see this. One huge advantage that the .NET world has had over the Java world for the past several years was the existence of LINQPad, which helps you to quickly try out a few lines of code and visualize the results. It looks like someone finally decided to try making a Java equivalent!
Quickly run java snippets and view their results in a beautiful format.
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Artificial intelligence is definitely making strides these days.
 
Huge news from our colleagues at DeepMind. Go was long considered a key problem for AI, because it's a game for which the 'try all combinations and see which does best' is simply not possible, and human Go players rely heavily on abstract pattern recognition to guide their decisions. This is further evidence that human-level pattern recognition is no longer a 'science' problem per-se (but still a mighty engineering problem). It's time for us to focus more on exploring higher levels of cognition.
Deep-learning software defeats human professional for first time.
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Looking forward to seeing a "Super" key on French keyboards.
The government thinks it's harming the French language. And where the hell is the "@" key?
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I'm now looking for a development position.

Responding to a market outlook analysis they'd commissioned, Aviacode changed their long-term strategy, resulting in a reduction in force today. A number of very talented individuals were laid off, including most of the development team hires from the past year (of which I am one), and the best manager I've ever had the privilege to work under.

I'll be spending the next few weeks (or however long is necessary) to find another company that I will love working with. This is a good time to be looking for a job in the tech industry here in Utah, and I'm confident there will be a number of great companies to choose from. Please let me know if you have any recommendations, and I'll include them in my search. If you have other tech-related positions, pass them along too, and I'll share them with my colleagues who were also let go today.

I keep an updated resume publicly available at https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1410398/james_jensen_resume.pdf
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Take a look at DirectScale (directscale.com). I love working here and you've got exactly the kinds of skills they're looking for right now. I can hand off a resume if you'd be interested in a phone interview.
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This video teaches a lot of important principles that might otherwise take years to learn--bit by bit, and with a lot of unnecessary suffering along the way. Regardless of whether you're married, if you or those you know have less than ideal relationships, please take the time to watch this and consider how you can use these lessons to give yourself a happier life.
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This is a powerful reminder of our duty toward refugees. Are we not all beggars in the eyes of the Lord?
 
I recently sat down for an interview to talk about my experiences as a refugee when I was a young boy. Through these experiences I have learned that there is much we can and should do to show our love for God’s children. There are many around us who are struggling with a variety of challenging life situations at this moment. There are many besides refugees who have lost hope and are looking for answers in their lives. I plead with you to never label anyone. We are all children of Heavenly Father and therefore brothers and sisters. Let us look for opportunities to help wherever we can. Let us open our eyes and see the heavy hearts; let us notice the loneliness and despair; let us feel the silent prayers of others around us; let us be an answer to those prayers; let us be instruments in the hands of the Lord.
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Awesome.
 
Recently Living Legends of Aviation honored our dear friend Colonel Gail Halvorsen for his lifelong positive impact on children. It was my honor to present him with the Kitty Hawk Children’s Award. May we each find opportunities to serve and bless the lives of God’s children as Brother Halvorsen has. 

Later that evening, I was privileged to be in a photo with Brother Halvorsen and Harrison Ford. Our 95-year-old Candy Bomber looked almost the youngest between the Millennium Falcon pilot and me—a former airline captain.
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My latest installment in the "Thank God for..." blog post series. Why are you thankful for clothes?
Today I am grateful for clothes. Clothing is something that people in First World countries typically have plenty of. My wife and I hate shopping, and we do as little of it as we can get away with. Yet somehow, it seems w...
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Software Engineer
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Ninja, Software Development
Employment
  • Aviacode
    Senior Software Developer, 2015 - present
  • Truenorthlogic
    Software Engineer/Architect, 2007 - 2015
  • GE Healthcare
    present
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Taylorsville, UT
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West Valley City, UT - Midvale, UT - Murray, UT - Draper, UT - Sandy, UT - Salt Lake City, UT - Limoges, France - Mantes-la-Jolie, France - Caen, France - Versailles, France - Nogent-sur-Marne, France
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Introduction
I am a web developer in the Salt Lake City area, a proud husband and father, and a Latter-day Saint.

I moderate the Salt Lake City Developers Google+ Community, and I have a strong reputation on StackOverflow.
Education
  • University of Utah
    Computer Science, 2001 - 2005
  • Brighton High School
    1998 - 2001
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j2jensen
When my son wanted to take karate, I spent some time looking around before finding Pursuit of Mastery. Not only were they cheaper than the other places we checked out, but the positive energy of this place is amazing. They've clearly got their act together, with some phenomenal instructors and a well-thought-out curriculum. The facilities and decor help to flesh out the professional feel. I liked what I saw so much that I decided to start taking classes here too. Now, almost a year later, I'm still super impressed with the quality and range of instruction. The instructors encourage a positive learning environment that inspires all the students to work together to become their best. I only regret that my busy life only lets me go here twice a week.
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