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About Me

Adam Jensen (often appearing online as “jazzslider”) is twenty-something years old, currently employed as a technical account manager at Acquia. Here are some of the hats he sometimes wears, in no particular order:

Web guy.

Adam has lots of experience designing and developing websites in PHP 5 and HTML/CSS, and has a strong passion for supporting open standards in all of his work. As of December 2007, he is a Zend Certified Engineer. Some of his favorite open source toolsets are Zend Framework, Drupal, and Octopress, which powers this blog. He also writes end-user documentation from time to time.

Trombonist.

Adam is also an accomplished jazz trombonist, having spent several semesters in the acclaimed University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band (see Musical Résumé). He is currently taking graduate courses in pursuit of a jazz studies master’s degree from UNT. He also plays regularly with the Denton Bible orchestra, and serves with his wife as co-director of the church’s kindergarten choir.

Thinker.

Adam holds a bachelor’s degree from the UNT philosophy department, his primary interests being epistemology and the philosophy of religion. He is a committed evangelical Christian, regularly attending services at Denton Bible Church.

Family Man.

In 2005 Adam married his beautiful wife Jamie, who shares his passion for books, music, Jesus, and all sorts of strange humor. They currently live in Little Elm, Texas, part of the northern Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, and conveniently located between their places of employment. In 2010 Adam and Jamie welcomed their first daughter into the world; they love spending time chasing her around the living room while she learns and laughs.

Adam grew up in North Dakota, the son of two loving, supportive parents who always encouraged him to learn well and dream big. He also has one brother, who currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota and flies elsewhere to climb mountains as often as possible.