Eric Smith, Software Craftsman

Eric Smith

Software Craftsman

8th Light Craftsman since February 1st, 2007

Eric began programming 13 years ago when he started his own web design company while in college. Programming has led him to jobs at Mission Studios, Siemens Building Technologies, and finally at 8th Light. At 8th Light Eric worked on the Fidelity Life project and other projects written in Java and C++.

Eric believes the key to a successful team is giving them the freedom to create. Intelligent people, when given the room necessary to create, will usually exceed your expectations. In craftsmanship, that room is earned through great communication with the clients and your fellow programmers. At 8th Light, you are expected to earn that trust, and flourish with the freedom.

Eric has experience in C, C++, C#, and Ruby. While continuing to work full-time for 8th Light, Eric is pursuing a Masters Degree in Software Engineering at DePaul University.