Enough about you, let’s talk about me!
I don’t have a Computer Science degree, and I have never been formally trained in computer programming at any level. In fact, I dropped out of school after completing about 60 credit hours because I found that I learned much more relevant information at a much faster rate on my own. So you can take your Big O Notation and shove it! :)
I got started in web development in the Summer of 2000. I was working at an AT&T Wireless call center in Orlando, FL, and I had been teaching myself ASP Classic and dabbling in ColdFusion for the preceding 3-4 months. The management team was using Excel spreadsheets to manage attendance for the call center’s 1,500 customer service representatives, and I saw an opportunity. In my spare time, I developed a prototype of a web application and pitched it to management. They loved it, created a web developer position for me to create a complete internal HR web portal, and the rest is history.
I picked up woodworking for the first time in mid-2016 when I built a custom coffee table for our living room. Although it was a ton of fun, it felt like more of a one-off project until November, 2016, when I had need the for a custom barn door to create a divide between my office and the rest of my house…
I didn’t actually get quotes, but I was certain it was going to cost me like a bajillion dollars to have someone build a custom barn door for me, so I took a shot at it myself and FELL. IN. LOVE!
I finished the barn door, and the more I worked with wood, the more I loved doing it. I purchased a few power tools and started building things and trying to hone my skills. It’s a big challenge and lots of trial and error, but it is so much fun and so rewarding to enjoy a finished product that I built myself!
I am a human who makes mistakes, and the main point of this site is to share about the lessons I learn from the mistakes I make… and maybe to have a little fun along the way. I hope everyone can appreciate a bit of showmanship and sarcasm, because I am going to lay it on pretty thick.
All the best,