My name is Jordan B. Baker. Going much beyond that requires some categorization…
Basics + Education
Born and raised in Madison, WI, went to school Madison East High School, and graduated college with a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. (along with a dash of time studying at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata, Japan)
Application Developer; Suttle-Straus, Inc.
February 2013 – Present
IT Support, Williamson St. Grocery Co-op.
February 2011 – February 2013
LTE Support/Development; Russell Labs, UW-Madison
Summer 2006, 2007, 2008; Winter 2008-2009
Magic: the Gathering
I have been playing Magic since roughly 2001, and play on a regular basis in the Madison, WI area.
I started moving more primarily into judging in 2004, and participate at the judging level in approx. 10-15 events per year.
In 2010, I began to also participate at the organizational level, primarily as a scorekeeper. Today, this participation has expanded greatly, scorekeeping at approximately a dozen major events across North America each year, along with several other additional events which I provide remote support for in various degrees.
The Event Extensions utilities, which can be downloaded from this site, is one of the primary bridges I have had between my education, work, and Magic.
Since 1999, I have been participating in youth baseball umpiring locally and within the local region. Since then, I have officiated youth and high school umpiring, and have volunteered at district- and state-level Little League tournaments.
I have been bowling semi-casually for much of my life, with some decent results:
High Game 299 (2) High Series 785