I began programming in high school, teaching myself Python. I wrote a few complete applications in Python, such as a multiplayer card game, as well as an application that provided implementations of a number of classical cryptography algorithms (including the World War II German Enigma Machine).
Eventually, I got a part-time job working as a computer technician. I also began attending college at that same time. Over time, my job morphed into a full-time job, with a number of additional responsibilities including becoming the senior technician, as well as singlehandedly doing all the website and software development work for the company, and managing the web servers. I recently graduated, and am now looking for a new job so I can expand my horizons to me projects, and to start the next phase of my life.
Naturally, I’ve always had a fondness for science and technology. I’m not terribly picky about my science, enjoying subjects such as chemistry, physics, and engineering. However, if I had to choose only one form of science, it would be computer science. Whether it be programming, tweaking my Linux system, or goofing around with a Raspberry Pi, I thoroughly enjoy tinkering with computers.
In addition to science and technology, I also enjoy studying history, folklore, and mythology. I’ve also always been a big fantasy reader. From Harry Potter in my childhood, to the works of Brandon Sanderson today, I’ve always been captivated by magical worlds. As a child, I always dreamed of growing up to become an author. Though life took a different turn than I had thought as a child, I still keep that alive as a small hobby on the side.
When I want to take a load off and relax, I enjoy spending time in the mountains, camping and hiking and enjoying the beautiful mountain views of Utah.