Jason Porritt

Software Consultant & Developer, Grand Rapids

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As a senior consultant and developer at Atomic, I draw on over fifteen years of development and project leadership experience to build effective teams, architect excellent technical solutions, guide our clients through the custom software product journey, and ultimately do everything in my power to help create the best possible outcome for our customers.

I love applying the wealth of creative power that software places at our fingertips to solve problems and create engaging experiences. My first programming book was a gift from my parents while I was in Junior High, and I was quickly hooked by the things I could make our family computer do. I went on to graduate from Michigan Technological University with my B.S. in Computer Science in 2003 and have been building software ever since.

Since I joined Atomic in 2010, I’ve worked on and led a wide variety of projects, ranging from consumer-facing mobile and web applications to complex internal business systems. My most recent several years of work has revolved around leading large custom software system rewrite projects. It’s been very rewarding to help our teams and clients navigate the unique challenges presented by rewrite projects, start getting value from the software incrementally, and transition successfully to use of the new software systems we’ve helped build.

My projects have included:

  • NexGen Inquiry — A web-based educational tool built for the Van Andel Education Institute to help teach inquiry-based science in the classroom. Read the case study.
  • Drug Free Sport — Lead the team to build an iPad application, web-based administrative application, and back-end API to collect signatures, photos, and other data related to sports drug testing. Read the case study.
  • mygrcitypoints — a web-based recycling rewards program for the City of Grand Rapids. Read the case study .
  • Blue Medora — Mentored development staff while providing extra capacity to finish enhancements on a couple of Blue Medora’s monitoring agents. Read more about Blue Medora.
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