🦄 developer / designer

Me

Hello, my name is Jordan. I'm a designer who got a CS degree. I have the most experience in mobile development, enjoy leadership, and have a passion for traveling.

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My name is Jordan. I'm a designer / developer with a CS degree and ID minor from Virginia Tech. I have the most experience in mobile development, enjoy leadership, and have a passion for traveling.

 
 

A brief history of me

My name is Jordan White. I grew up in Greenville, NC surrounded by tobacco and cotton fields. At the age of 7, I became fascinated with computers after my family got a Windows XP PC. I started my entrepreneurial career as a 10 year old, when I would pick strawberries and blueberries at the local fields, then go door to door and sell them.

In 7th grade I was given Beginning Programming for Dummies. A year later in 2008, I started my YouTube channel, Mac and Computer Help. In 2011, I was almost sued by Wiley Publishing because my YouTube programming tutorials followed too closely with one of their books. In a turn of events I wasn't sued, and was actually offered the co-authorship of a book. But, that fell through when they realized I was only a junior in high school. Following my high school graduation as valedictorian, my brother, sister and I went on a 41 day cross country road trip visiting 30 states, and even meeting Warren Buffett.

In fall 2013, I started my undergrad at Virginia Tech in general engineering. After 1 semester I was dropped from the honors college. This was a beneficial failure, as I had always viewed academic success as equivalent to my overall success. After being dropped, I stopped caring as much about my GPA and began caring more about trying new things outside the classroom, in particular taking on leadership roles.

While at VT I helped create VTHacks, led Entrepreneur Club as president, was involved with the launch of Virginia Tech's Center for Entrepreneurship, started a software startup, led with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, and went on service trips to Mexico City, Nicaragua, Atlanta, and Habitat for Humanity. I also started It Happens Here, an organization to raise awareness about sex trafficking in the USA. In my final semester we raised $4,570 by my cutting my large afro. I graduated from VT in spring 2017 with a major in Computer Science and minors in both Industrial Design and Mathematics.

I'm currently on a gap year between my undergrad and “what’s next." I have been traveling around the world: U.A.E., Thailand, India, Kenya, Egypt, Peru, Canada and 8 National Parks....so far. In the fall I tested out how minimal and inexpensive I could exist by living out of my car. Additionally, I'm contracting for a medical startup doing software design and applying to graduate school for Design and Human Computer Interaction.

If you like what you see on my site or have any questions, send me a message!

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