As the employer network manager in Louisville, Jacob Knight uses more than 10 years of experience in building relationships to coach apprentices beginning their career in software development. Jacob has also worked with professional developers on large- and small-scale website builds, including enterprise SaaS products, in varying parts of the development life cycle. Using this shared experience, Jacob matches apprentices with employers that are a good fit for them. Jacob’s goal is always to have the Guild be the first place that employers think about when they need new team members. The joy and excitement that come from helping junior software developers break into the industry are what drives him every day.