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Jonathan Ford

Hello 👋, I'm Jonathan a 2006 graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Computer Information Systems. I grew up in the New Orleans suburb of Mandeville but live in the Nashville, TN area now.

I was raised in a Christian home, and my faith has always been important to me. Although my faith has always been a part of my life, it did not always mean what it does today. During a high school youth event, a guest speaker used the phrase “love God and love people.” At the time, I did not realize how much those words stuck with him but it was evident by his uncanny ability to carry on a conversation with anyone from any walk of life. I attribute that to loving God and loving those around me, and meeting those people where they are.

An avid sports fan, I grew up a fan of the New Orleans Saints and supported them even when fans wore bags on their heads out of shame. During college at Louisiana Tech, I was a vocal supporter of the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters. In 2008, a friend, Jason Jones, approached me about starting a Louisiana Tech sports website focusing on football recruiting. I developed the brand name BleedTechBlue and BleedTechBlue.com was born alongside BleedTechBlue Radio, a live weekly radio show and podcast. Through this experience, a passion for communicating with people from written word to spoken word has developed and I have amassed a large following on social media, bringing another medium for communication.

On July 26, 2014, I married the love of his life, the former Allison Ransom. Allison is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Architecture - check out her work at AllisonFord.co.

In 2017, we moved to Nashville, TN with our pets, Shrimp (cat) and Brody (dog), and I went to work for Concept Technology as a Solutions Engineer where I was the lead technologist for around 40 small and medium businesses.

After working for Concept Technology for a couple of years, I went to work for Compassus, a private hospice, home health and palliative care business with approximately 200 locations around the country. Currently, I am the Senior Systems Engineer for the Private Equity backed Compassus.

Recent Posts

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Leveraging Microsoft’s Graph API with Power Automate

Recently (not so recent anymore), Microsoft broke many of their customers’ production workflows they had built in Power Automate (formerly Flow) using mail arriving into Shared Mailboxes as the trigger (they've since put it back but this is guide is still relevant for other use cases) After mail had arrived,

Leveraging Microsoft’s Graph API with Power Automate
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The Move from Ruston

When I moved to Ruston, LA in September of 2003, I never dreamed I’d live there for 13-plus years — but I did. Did being the operative word. In 2012, I convinced my now wife, Allison, to move from the Washington D.C. metro to this small town in North

The Move from Ruston
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Identity in Christ

Finding your identity in Christ is one of the biggest foundations of the Christian faith but often times we fail, I know I do. In 2008, I started the brand BleedTechBlue after a friend approached me. Since I have a degree in Computer Information Systems, I am an alumnus of

Identity in Christ
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The United States can learn from Louisiana's prison system

Louisiana often is near the bottom in good things (education) and near the top in bad things (incarceration). The latter has presented an opportunity for Louisiana to do something for the people it incarcerates — make them better people. Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola for short because of its location in Angola,

The United States can learn from Louisiana's prison system
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Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary

Today marks the tenth anniversary of when Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts of the Gulf of Mexico. I was raised in Southeast Louisiana and my parents and brother live in the New Orleans Metropolitan are when Katrina hit but they had sought refuge in South

Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary