The Setup

Interview

What do people use to get stuff done?

Jasmine Greenaway

Jasmine Greenaway

Developer, GitHub Editor Tools

Who are you, and what do you do?

I'm Jasmine Greenaway, an engineer at GitHub on the Editor Tools team. We take your GitHub workflow in the browser to your favorite text editor or IDE. Our current projects are GitHub for Visual Studio and GitHub for Unity. I'm also adjunct faculty at LaGuardia Community College, where I currently teach Introduction to Web Development and/or Dynamic Web Design. Outside of work, I co-organize BrooklynJS.

What hardware do you use?

I work mostly in a Windows environment, so my main work machine is a Dell XPS 15. Some days I'll work with my MacBook Pro. I use my iPad Pro for smaller tasks like answering emails, planning tasks, and scheduling. I also use Tile to keep track of important things I own, like my computer, keys and wallet.

I also own a pretty pink desktop computer named Cecelia that I normally use for gaming, but sometimes to get some work done. She's got a GTX 660 graphics card, ASUS Z97-A motherboard, Intel i5-4690K, Razer BlackWidow keyboard, and a Razer DeathAdder mouse.

And what software?

I write C# all day, so I spend most of my time in Visual Studio, building and running my code. I started using Visual Studio without any extensions or enhancements, and never bothered with trying them out in the 6 years I've been using it, so I don't have anything like ReSharper installed. I'll use Atom when I'm working with Markdown or when live coding in front of my students. I was a fan of Atom before GitHub! When I need to quickly build a website outside of Visual Studio, I'll use Yeoman. For command line I use Powershell on Windows and Bash on Mac.

I use Slack to communicate with coworkers and friends, Google Inbox for mail, Google Calendar to view and organize my day, and Google Slides for all my presentations. I use the mobile app versions of all of these.

What would be your dream setup?

In terms of hardware and software, I wouldn't change a thing in my current setup. I'm very content. The only thing I wish I had is my own office space. I have this awesome Gundam collection that I want to set up on own desk; they've been couped up in a box for a while!

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