Rob Ocel

This Dot Labs

Rob is a Senior Software Developer at This Dot Labs, a consultancy helping companies build large scale applications. He is a co-host of the Modern Web podcast, the This Dot Labs podcast, and a frequent speaker at local meetups. Rob has had a lifelong love affair with coding, and he also has a passion for mentoring new and aspiring developers and finding bite-sized ways to explain difficult concepts in modern JavaScript development. The look on the face of an inspired developer who understands something they didn’t before is his anti-drug. Rob has been a professional software developer for over 10 years working on everything from DoD software systems to mathematical modeling software, a web developer for the last 4 years building apps for everyone from insurance companies to numismatists, and is fascinated with front-end frameworks and their power to bring ever more diverse developers into the profession. When not developing, Rob spends time keeping up with his two year old son, is an avid fan of JRPGs, and is obsessed with college basketball.