Going the Distance

Evan White


Hello! I am Evan White.
I am a Mobile Developer who is enthusiastic about doing good work. I also love running, travel, and learning.

  • NameEvan White
  • BirthdayJuly 1982
  • AddressVancouver, WA, United States
  • Phone+1 (607) 301 0201
  • Emailkindasimple@gmail.com
  • Personal Websitekindasimple.com
  • Professional Websitekindasimplesolutions.com
  • Development Blogquitecomplex.com
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Vancouver, Washington, United States

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  • NameEvan White
  • BirthdayJuly 1982
  • AddressVancouver, WA, United States
  • Phone+1 (607) 301 0201
  • Emailkindasimple@gmail.com
  • Websitekindasimplesolutions.com
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Productive Languages

  • C#
  • JavaScript

Familiar Languages

  • SQL
  • VB
  • JAVA
  • Python
  • PHP
  • R


  • Microsoft Store
  • Cordova
  • Node.js
  • Android
  • iOS

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  • Backbone.js
  • jQuery
  • React.js

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  • XAML


  • Git
  • Visual Studio
  • Jenkins CI
  • MSBuild
  • Gulp, Webpack
  • Bash


  • SQL Server
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About Me

Hi, My name is Evan

I have working in native mobile development space writing javascript and .NET applications. I have been a developer at Microsoft shops for 12 years being a generalist across the web and mobile stack. I'm motivated to use best practices, collaborate, and improve.


Mobile Developer2014 - Present

Mocaworks, LLC

Developing cross-platform Javascript/HTML5 Cordova application for mobile access to learning management service.

Windows Mobile Developer2010 - 2013


Developing Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps. Managing software requirements, administering source control repositories, and configuring and maintaining build machines.

ASP.NET Web Developer2007-2010

Sikorsky Global Helicopters

Create and maintain web applications that improve existing business processes supporting Lean manufacturing using MS SQL Server, MS Access, ASP.NET and Microsoft Excel. Provide ad-hoc data analysis and continual improvement of IT process and service. Participated in SAP ERP implementation.


LC Consulting Services

Created and administered classic ASP websites driven by MySQL and MS Access databases. Designed, tested, and maintained software for engineering applications. Produced MFC applications, libraries, and websites.

Continuing Education


MOOC Programs


Data analysis in R, Machine Learning, Mobile Robot Control Systems


Information Technology Management

Elmira College

Courses in Project Management, Leadership, IT Management



Corning Community College

A semester of study (for fun!) courses in Spanish, ASL, Mandarin Chinese, Guitar, Percussion, General Music


Language, Music

Monroe Community College

A semester of study (for fun!) courses in Spanish, ASL, Mandarin Chinese, Guitar, Percussion, General Music



B.S. Computer Science

Union College

Graduated Cum Laude with Psychology Minor.

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19 Dec 2013 Filed under exercise, life, ultramarathon Tagged as Challenges , Fitness , Running , Ultramarathon

Going the Distance

I’m going to run an Ultra Marathon. Sticker

This goal has been on my hit list for about 2 years now, though the idea has been on my radar since I picked up Dean Karnases‘ book UltraMarathon Man seven years ago. It’s a personal challenge, and I need a steady supply of them to keep from the ho-hum from taking over my daily life.<!--more--> To be clear, an Ultra (according to


is any sporting event involving running and walking longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi)

Commonly organized races run 50k (31 miles) or the longer 50 miles. Beyond that there are races of 100+ miles such as BadWater which runs through Death Valley and even a 3,100 mile race around the block in Queens called the Self-Transcendance race.

Batwater 135 Mile Ultramarathon

I’m not sure how far I want to run exactly and I don’t care whether it is on my own or as part of a sanctioned race. What I am looking for is a challenge.

Endurance races fit my personality; I am skilled in the art of perseverance in many aspects of my life–good and bad. I’m not easily bothered by discomfort or boredom, and I enjoy seeing how far this takes me. And though I have only taken running seriously in the last year or so, I have always been running: for sports, fitness, fun, and stress. When my mileage on a long run went from 6 miles to half marathons post college, I lost the fear of distance that restricted me to tracks and predetermined loops. I started exploring and wandering.  I ran the Wineglass marathon twice, each with only about a month of training.

Runs got longer after College

Runs got longer after College

An ultramarathon would be difficult, and I am looking for a chance to collide with my limits. I want this challenge be hard and I want to feel like quitting. You often hear that the only things worth doing are hard and, for me, that rings true (though its fashionable now-a-days to confound laziness with cleverness and take pride in being generally slothful). Personally, hard work isn’t even a means to an end, but a lifestyle. In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”