Emerson Veenstra


What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

Jane Goodall

Emerson Veenstra

There’s always been something exciting to me about creating and discovering new things. Taking an idea and making it a reality is incredibly fun, and the unique challenges that come with each new idea mean I am never bored. The web is a platform that’s accessible to anyone regardless of device or operating system, and new capabilities mean there’s always something new to learn and incorporate into the next site.

I was born and raised in West Michigan, and after a couple years on the East Coast for college, I’m back in Grand Rapids working and finishing up my degree. In my spare time, I like to hack on whatever project currently has my interest (sometimes my own projects, sometimes other people’s). When I’m not in front of a computer, you can find me playing guitar, reading, writing, and/or doing something outdoors like hiking, mountain biking, or backpacking.

Emerson Veenstra

I will unabashedly stand by using Linux.

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