JR Oakes (@jroakes) is Senior Director, Technical SEO Research for Adapt Partners in Cary, North Carolina. He has focused on incorporating technologies from the data science world into SEO for the last several years. JR started his career as an architectural glass designer, then developer, and finally uses his eye and development skills to create data-driven value online.
When he isn’t working, he enjoys reading about emerging technologies, playing bass, watching college basketball, cooking, coding, and spending time with his friends and family. He is also one of the organizers of the Beer & SEO meeupt and is an author for Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch