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Grant Jenks

Listen | learn | think | solve – for fun and profit.


  • Entrepreneur, ‘13 – Founding partner, consultant, etc.
  • Microsoft, ‘07-‘13 – From intern to Software Dev 2, worked mainly on an OS incubation project named Midori under an SVP as part of the Compiler and Runtime Infrastructure team. Developed domain expertise in C/C++/C# compiler optimizations and automatic construction and tuning of compiler heuristics.
  • Mission Year, ‘11-‘12 – Working, serving, and living with the urban poor in South Atlanta. Full-time volunteer between the Georgia Justice Project and Emmaus House as part of Mission Year.
  • Married, ‘09 – Happily married Shannon Jenks, the best woman for me on earth!
  • UCLA, ‘04-‘08 – Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Engineering.


The best way to contact me is via the appropriate network: GitHub, LinkedIn, Facebook, Stack Overflow, Twitter, or Google+. Code, résumé, coffee, posts, or answers generally available upon request.

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[1]Known as a “clerihew” – a whimsical, four-line biographical poem.