Jimmy Cook

Who am I?

I'm a software developer. I used to be a professional online poker player. I spent a few years working in Afghanistan. I'm a skateboarder, weight-lifter, bicycle-rider, and a recovering guy-who-cant-remember-peoples-names.

This simplistic website is a refelction of my desire to live a minimalist life.

What am I doing?

My current labor of love is a React Native app called Ultimate 531.

I don't have an allegiance to any specific programming language but I'm really enjoying all things JavaScript at the moment.

Where am I from?

Ohio native, I now live in Durham, NC.

What are my favorite books?

My top 10 in no particular order
  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Deep Work by Cal Newport
  • When by Daniel H. Pink
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine
  • Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  • Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis
  • Whitey Bulger by Kevin Cullen and Shelly Murphy

Contact me?

You can reach me at wjimmycook@gmail.com