Hello readers, and Happy Friday! 

Please join us in welcoming our newest SoCreate team member--Lead Software Engineer, Jon McElroy! We are all excited to have you on board, Jon. 

Jon grew up just down the 101 freeway from our SoCreate office in Santa Barbara, CA. He made the 94-mile move up the Central Coast to San Luis Obispo in 2005 when he was accepted to Cal Poly to study Computer Science. During his college years, in addition to his classes, Jon worked as a student developer at the Cal Poly CADRC (Collaborative Agent Design Research Center), now known as Tapestry Solutions, for 3 years--fine tuning and growing his software development knowledge.

After completing his undergraduate degree, Jon was accepted to the Cal Poly Master's Program for Computer Science. In 2011, he successfully defended his thesis, graduated, got married, and landed a job all in the same month. Talk about busy!

After graduating from the Master's Program at Cal Poly, Jon started his career as a developer at Shopatron (now called, Kibo Commerce) in San Luis Obispo--working mainly in PHP on development of their e-commerce platform. Over the course of 5 years and a lot of hard work, Jon made his way from developer all the way up to technical lead.

In 2016, Jon took the next step in his career and accepted a job as Senior Software Developer for HPD Software LLC, another local company that develops lending software for banks. After a year with HPD, Jon made another move--our favorite move!--and accepted a job with us at SoCreate! 

Jon is joining our team at an extremely exciting time as we are really starting to take off with our new screenwriting platform. He is most looking forward to architecting such a cool and modern platform from the ground up. 

When he is not working on developing software, Jon enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. Although a 5, 3, and 1-year old take up a good portion of his free time, he also enjoys home improvement projects and mentoring others in his church community at Mercy Church in SLO. 

We are thrilled to have you on our team, Jon, and are excited for all that the future has in store for you at SoCreate. Welcome!

Happy Writing!