About Us

On the Record with Rose: Jeremy Collins

image of Brightspot employee Jeremy Collins

Jeremy has been working for Brightspot since October 2009.

This week, Rose went on the record with Jeremy Collins, a chief architect for Brightspot, whose recent project, Beam, is fundamentally changing the way Brightspot handles operations. During their conversation, Rose and Jeremy spoke more about Beam, his interests in flying, and the unique challenges presented by USA Today's High School Sports.

How long have you been working for Brightspot?
It has been 5 years.

Where did you work prior to Brightspot?
Prior to Brightspot, I worked at AOL for 5 years and prior to that I worked for a small financial firm.

Describe a unique challenge or project you have worked on at Brightspot?
One of the more challenging projects was High School Sports because it involved so much data. We had to store over 60 million records in Brightspot which at the time was the most we had ever stored in Brightspot.

What inspired you to become a Software Engineer?
I have always had a fascination with computers. When I was a kid my father had a Coleco Adam computer and it was neat to see what you could do with it.

What is your favorite part about working at Brightspot?
I really like all the people I get to work with and we get to work on interesting and challenging projects.

Tell me a little bit about Beam. How is it changing the way we work at Brightspot?
Beam is an operations tool that allows us to consistently build and manage Brightspot sites. It also bridges the gap between development and operations by allowing developers to be more involved in the operations side of building a site. Developers can modify their project's operations settings and do their own deployments.

Where would you go in a time machine?
I'd probably go back to when the Wright Brothers flew the first plane at Kitty Hawk and watch them. I think that would be neat!

Share

Related resources

July 20, 2020
Aaliyah discusses the various projects she's contributed to over the past 5 years and how her background in graphic design has benefited her as a developer.
4 Min Read
September 14, 2018
After graduating from JMU, Alea started her career at Brightspot. During her talk with Rose, she discusses that decision and her role as a product manager.
3 Min Read
November 08, 2019
Rose recently sat with Alex, a platform software engineer and recent Virginia Tech graduate, to discuss his experience and professional growth at Brightspot.
3 Min Read

All Brightspot Features

The Brightspot Content Business Platform is built by publishers and developers, and is designed to grow with your business.
A robust set of tools to manage sites, content, users and permissions, workflows, languages, and analytics.
Keyword-driven and comprehensive, filterable search and taxonomy features make folders a thing of the past.
Intuitive and designed for the work, including rich-text editing, embeds, plus collaboration features that make teamwork work.
Start publishing content rapidly thanks to built-in, extensible content types including text assets, media, pages and much more.
Drive deeper engagement and personalized experiences by leveraging authentication, profiling, segmentation and affinity features.
Built to be a bridge to your systems and all your data, start with one of the 70 plug-and-play integrations, or build any custom integration to meet your business needs.
Meet users where they are thanks to syndication and distribution tools like RSS, sitemaps, SEO tools, social publishing and translation support.
Front-end agnostic means content businesses can publish how they want - headless with GraphQL or decoupled - all from the same environment.
Get the publishing speed you need with Brightspot. Book your personalized walk-through today!
Request a Brightspot demo graphic