My whole life, I enjoyed fixing things and figuring out how they work. I started with simple electronics when I was a kid. When I was about thirteen, I started learning the BASIC programming language on an old Dell laptop that had Windows 3.1. I found a book that went into how to create games in BASIC and using that book, I created a simple text based game. It was fun and I had a good time learning programming concepts. Since then, I knew I wanted to fix computers and program them to do what I wanted. Throughout high school, I learned what I could from taking electronics, programming, and other computer classes.
After high school, I moved on to fixing Avionics on F-117 and F-16 for the U.S. Air Force. As an avionics troop, I fixed the computers of all the major systems of the aircraft. In the process of fixing jets, I learned how to manage jobs and picked up trouble shooting skills.
Then there was life after the Air Force. At present, I am finishing up work on my Computer Science Bachelor’s degree with one more semester to get done. Along with finishing up with school, I am always playing around with servers and working on networking. While working as a student employee at the Corps of Engineers and with my personal experimenting with software and hardware, I have experience with setting up servers, firewalls, switches, routers and other basic networking skills. I will always play around with networking technology while programming. Solving technology problems and figuring out how things work will always fascinate me.