Atomic Welcomes its 2020 Grand Rapids Accelerator Cohort

Four new makers have joined Atomic’s Grand Rapids office as a part of this year’s Atomic Accelerator program. The professional development program, which started in 2012, was created for newly-graduated software developers. I asked each of our new Grand Rapids makers to tell me a little bit about themselves.

Jimmy Cerone

Jimmy recently graduated from Hope College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science. Before joining Atomic, he worked across a variety of industries — from writing software for a biotech firm to running a t-shirt printing business.

He’s currently working on software for COVID-19 testing. Learn more by reading Jimmy’s bio.

<p> &#8220;Since joining Atomic, I’ve been surprised by all the software testing the team does! Prior to Atomic, I worked at companies who would off-load their testing to a QA team, so it’s fun to play both roles now.&#8221; </p>

Jori Gelbaugh

Jori earned degrees in Computer Science and Global Studies from Hope College. During her time at Hope, Jori participated in an internship that involved creating a web application to help nursing students track data.

Currently, she is working on wellness software for a Michigan-based company. Check out Jori’s bio.

<p> &#8220;Even though we&#8217;ve been working remotely, the Atomic community, in general, has made the effort to reach out and ensure a very warm (virtual) welcome. Whether in individual, group, or project interactions, my coworkers have completely exceeded my expectations in how selfless and generous they are with their time when connecting with people.&#8221; </p>

Lauren Ebels

Lauren recently graduated from Calvin College with degrees in Computer Science and Biology. While at Calvin, she volunteered her time as a tutor for the Calvin chapter of Girls Who Code.

Presently, she is working on software for healthcare education management. Check out Lauren’s bio to learn more.

<p> &#8220;The focus on growth and learning was a big reason why I chose to work at Atomic, but I&#8217;m still surprised at how rapidly I feel like I&#8217;m understanding new things. The learning isn&#8217;t restricted to technical knowledge, either. Everyone at Atomic is encouraged to grow in marketing, business management, and so much more.&#8221; </p>

Patrick Warren

Patrick recently graduated from Taylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. Last summer, Patrick interned at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in their Robotic Manipulation and Sampling group.

Since joining Atomic, he has been working on a project for a Michigan-based company.

<p> &#8220;My favorite thing about Atomic so far has been getting to meet the people on my project team and in my Accelerator cohort! Everyone I&#8217;ve met has been welcoming, friendly, and extremely open to any questions I have about project work, Atomic culture, their background — anything! It&#8217;s created an incredible space to start learning and working on my project!&#8221; </p>

Want to Join Us?

The Atomic Accelerator is an accelerated professional development program for newly-graduated developers who join Atomic Object each spring.