Hi, my name is Jacob Varner.

I am a Full Stack Web Developer in Austin, Texas.

I use a Microsoft stack with .NET, SQL Server, and jQuery at work but I enjoy JavaScript of all flavors and desire to use React and even Node.js.



Full Stack Web Developer

Alliance Transportation Group 2019 - Pres

Program Manager

Auburn COSAM Outreach 2013 - 2019



Auburn University 2019

Software Engineering

Auburn University 2017

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Transit Tracking & Reporting System

At Work

I lead design and development of a federal transit tracking system for two different state clients that was built with .NET 5, SQL Server, jQuery, and Bootstrap. To meet a tight deadline, I developed dynamic form serialization and populating functions that allowed the many different forms within the application to operate the same way, no matter the amount of data or various data types.

Along with handling almost all development, I also served as the assistant project manager where I help keep the project on its tight schedule and under its smaller budget.

  • .NET 5
  • SQL Server
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap 4

Southeastern Basketball Stats

At Home

I am in the early stages of starting the development of a new website that will store and track all kinds of stats related to SEC basketball including advanced players stats and history for all fourteen teams.

This project will expand on the advanced stats that I have been tracking through a set of Google Sheets and also allow me to better learn React and use TypeScript for the first time, which I think will help with the data-heavy application. The database, back-end, and API will be using SQL Server and .NET which I am used to using at work.

  • .NET 5
  • SQL Server
  • React
  • TypeScript
  • Bootstrap 5

Transportation Project Prioritization

At Work

I helped complete a $1 million+ project for a large state DOT that pulls in transportation and project data from various systems and then develops a score that can be used to evaluate and compare different projects objectively.

I first developed a client-side caching system using browser sessions storage that saved on load times throughout the dashboard. I also developed several of the dashboard elements and graphics using D3.js. Working with the Systems Architect, we developed a dynamic mapping solution in SQL and I did all of the front-end mapping functionality with Leaflet.js. Lastly, I helped develop the data importer that keeps systems up to date with daily, weekly, and monthly uploads.

  • .NET Framework
  • SQL Server
  • D3.js
  • Leaflet.js


At Home

I developed this game as a challenge to myself to see how much I could really do with just vanilla JavaScript and to this day, it's one of the more fun projects I've built that still holds onto its functionality well.

The game was developed to be as close to the original Hasbro Battleship game as possible, which includes the simple element of just "calling out" coordinates to attack the enemy. A lot of the "future improvements," including a smarter opponent and more modern JavaScript conventions, that I had in mind at the time still need to be developed but I also might just start over use it as a fun game to develop while learning another small front-end framework.

  • JavaScript
  • Sass
  • HTML

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About Me

Above all, I’m an avid and quick learner who is always looking for ways to get better, both in development and everyday life.

One way I achieve this is through reading several books a year and almost constantly listening to podcasts while driving, walking, riding my bike, or coding.

When I’m not working or learning, I enjoy craft beer and college basketball.

Since 2018, I’ve been happily married to my wife Emmy after we met in high school and dated all through college. For now, our little family of three is made complete by our sweet Aussiedoodle “dog-ter” Pearl.

My Favorite Recent Reads

A Promised Land

Atomic Habits

Born a Crime

The Color of Compromise

The Color of Law

The Four

It's About Damn Time

Just Mercy

The New Jim Crow


Set For Life

The Simple Path to Wealth

So You Want to Talk About Race

Stamped From the Beginning

The War on Normal People

What Is the Bible?

Check out my reading log with all of my reviews

A Few of my Favorite Podcasts

Currently listening to 148 different podcasts and counting thanks to 3X speed