Jason Olson

Jason Olson jolson88 Programmer, Musician, all-around Geek.


Niner since 2004

Software Engineer passionate about distributed computing and cloud-based technology. Loves building back-end systems that are scalable, fault-tolerant, and reliable. Current technology passions are: Functional programming, Node.js / JavaScript / TypeScript, Erlang / Elixir, Linux, Docker, CoreOS, NoSQL databases, etc. Driven, self-taught, and really enjoys continuously learning new technologies in new spaces. 

Enjoys challenging work that requires team work, communication skills, cross-discipline interaction, leadership, and deep thinking. Really enjoys being "smack dab in the middle" of critical business products and contributing to the core value of a business. 

Active in the tech community as a writer and speaker. Delivered talks at Microsoft //Build (2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015), Tech Ed North America and Tech Ed Europe, internal Microsoft conferences, and many .NET user groups. Also appeared as a guest on podcasts like .NET Rocks and Hanselminutes. Produced shows for Channel 9 on MSDN, and written articles for MSDN magazine.