Luke Billington

Software Engineer, F5 + NGINX

Seattle, WA


I believe in taking a holistic approach to development, design, and engineering to create revolutionary entertainment technology. Everything I do starts with a story to tell. Although most of my work stems from development, I don't think an experience should stop at the screen, but should take full advantage of the environment. I use web technologies to bridge ideas and technologies to bring the story to life.

One of the reasons I'd say I stand out is that I'm passionate about what I do. I'm driven to the point that I won't stop until what I'm working on is made right, and can engage others. There's absolutely nothing more satisfying about watching others interact with something you create, and they smile and even laugh. It's rewarding, and it drives me to create more things guests, fans, viewers, players, users — whomever the target audience — can enjoy.

My philosophy is to create more than I consume. It's easy to sit back and watch a movie, but I have this constant urge to do more, to challenge myself a bit, to learn something new, and to make something. While a few of the projects I create are intended to make my life easier, ultimately the goal of most of my work I find, is to entertain others.

Why? – It's my favorite question. In the back of my mind, I'm usually trying to solve some sort of problem, and wondering how things can be improved or fixed, and with what. While most of the time I'm exploring the intersection of technology and entertainment, I am also interested in how infrastructure and transportation plays a role. I believe how we communicate, connect and commute will be profoundly important in the future and how we progress forward, regardless of the industry. I don't believe in processes, I believe in problem-solving.

I hope you truly enjoy your time on my site and find that it serves as a window into my life and what I do, and more importantly, why I do what I do. If you like what you see, please reach out, I'm always wanting to be in touch with people who share the same interests, passions, and values.


Programming languages
JavaScript (ES6), PHP, Java, Python, C, C#, Swift
Web technologies
React, React Native, Node.js, Express.js, Laravel, Vue.js, SQL, MongoDB, Redis,, OAuth, HTML (HTML5), CSS (CSS3), SASS, jQuery, WordPress
Pro software
Motion, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Animate, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, SketchUp
Other skills
User Experience & Interface Design, Motion Graphics, Streaming Media, Projection Mapping, 3D Modeling, Video Editing


October 2019

I joined NGINX, which was acquired by F5. Moved temporarily to San Francisco to work on the NGINX Controller team. I now am working on revamping the NGINX documentation experience.

Luke in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.

June 2018

Moved to Seattle to start work as a Software Engineer at F5.

F5 Tower exterior.

February 2018

Graduated as Valedictorian from Full Sail University with a B.S. in Web Development.

Luke in graduation gown.

November 2017

Introduced Lukeflix at a development showcase.


Luke presenting on stage.

November 2016

Demonstrated Battlegrounds in a development showcase.


Luke presenting on stage.

June 2016

Started School at Full Sail University.

Luke in front of Full Sail Live venue.

January 2016

Completed my Disney College Program as a Cast Member at Space Mountain. It was a blast!

Space Mountain with clouds in the sky.

February 2015

Moved to Florida to participate in the Disney College Program.

Luke in front of Cinderella Castle.

August 2013

Started School at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Computer Science & Engineering. Also began an internship at HuskerVision, animating, filming and operating live production software for live Husker sports events.

Luke in the press box suites of Memorial Stadium.

June 2013

Traveled on tour in Europe with the Nebraska Ambassadors of Music.

August 2012

Formed Vortechs, a group to animate my high school’s sports displays.

Scoreboard with Luke displayed on it.

July 2012

Attended Peter Keiwit Institute programs:

  • Cyber & Information Assurance
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Sustainable Environment & Renewable Energy

October 2011

Designed a haunted house out of the garage.

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A garage turned into a haunted house.

July 2010

Created a website for my high school band. It’s shockingly still up and going.

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Luke in marching band uniform holding trombone looking up into the blue sky.

October 2009

Serious upgrade to a 27” iMac. Creativity ensues.

Luke with an iMac computer.

February 2009

Started LukeCreative to do freelance video, web and design work for several startups, foundations, and businesses.

January 2007

Attended the MacWorld Keynote when the iPhone was introduced. The world was forever changed.

Luke in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.

May 2006

With enough kicks and punches, I earned my black belt in Taekwondo.

Luke performing a high kick.

February 2001

Enjoyed my first trip to Walt Disney World. I then knew what I wanted to do when I grew up. I also watched the Atlantis space shuttle launch of STS-98.

Luke with Minnie Mouse.

August 2000

Piano became my creative outlet. I still haven’t stopped playing.

Aerial view of Luke playing piano.

A long time ago

It all started with a Mac. I haven’t changed.

Luke as a baby with an Apple computer.