My Philosophy

About Me

Photograph of John Hampton
  • I spend my weekdays building web applications at Tegna in Knoxville, TN. I also volunteer at Operation Code, a non-profit community that helps military veterans transition to careers in software development and other technology-focused fields.
  • My lifelong interests are electronic music (sampled, synth, or DJ sets), martial arts, science fiction, and the DIY ethic. I'm proud to have served as a medical laboratory supervisor and soldier in the U.S. Army. I'd love to hear your thoughts on any of those topics.
  • If you're interested in collaborating to build software that creates connections between people around the world, feel free to get in touch.

My Toolchain


  • ES2015
  • ES2016
  • ES2017+
  • TypeScript

Front-end Web

  • AngularJS
  • React
  • Ember
  • Backbone

Back-end Web

  • NodeJS / Express
  • Ruby on Rails
  • ASP.NET Core
  • Parse (BaaS)

CSS & Layout

  • Flexbox
  • CSS Modules
  • LESS
  • Sass

Build Tools

  • Git / GitHub
  • Webpack
  • Gulp
  • TravisCI
  • TeamCity

Package Managers

  • NPM
  • Yarn
  • Bower
  • Nuget