Myles Megyesi, Software Craftsman

Myles Megyesi

Software Craftsman

8th Light Craftsman since February 25th, 2012

Myles grew up in Peoria, Illinois where he started programming in high school. In college, this interest grew into a love of developing web applications. After working on a large eDiscovery platform written with .NET, Myles became an apprentice to Micah Martin. At 8th Light he has worked with Ruby on Rails, Java, Limelight, and Clojure. Most importantly, 8th Light showed him the importance of craftsmanship.

Craftsmanship means creating software that is clear in its intent. There shouldn't be any secret to what the software is meant to do, and how you need to use it to make it work. While the code itself might be the product of hours of work, thought, and deliberation; the code cannot show it. It must be clean and the product must be clear and direct. This will benefit his fellow programmers, the client, and the end user.

Outside of work, Myles loves to try new foods, restaurants and coffee shops with his wife, Valerie. He also loves to watch SciFi; Battlestar Galactica is his favorite. Myles received his Bachelor's in Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 2011.