I’m a self-taught computer guy¹ who’s been at it for ~27 years now. My first machine was a Tandy from Radio Shack and it didn’t come with a mouse. 128k RAM. I’ve been playing and working on the internet ever since I got my first modem, a blazing 14.4k monster.
¹ Actually, I’ve been taught by 100s of people who write books, and teach computer science online.
At Cypress Mill, my main goal is to make sure every type of user can operate our software without thinking about it. That means going the extra mile and doing the hard work behind the scenes to make things straightforward.
I design software, improve existing systems, communicate closely with stakeholders, and I do plenty of ‘mundane’ tasks that, at the end of the day, increase the value of the software we build at Cypress Mill.
Wireframing / Prototyping
When CSS came out, I almost felt like a real coder.
I got hooked on Macromedia Flash for a while, because you could make an app that was pixel perfect and it would resize automatically based on the user's screen.
My first computer wasn't exactly a graphics powerhouse, but I still messed with it any other way I could. One night my dad showed me how he told the computer to ask my name, and then say hi to me USING MY NAME. He made a text adventure game for us, but I was more interested in using extended ASCII characters to make frames for the text to try to make it all look fancier.