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I’m a truly lucky person to make a living doing something I am passionate about: creating software. I started programming when I was 10 after seeing SHRDLU on television... watching a robotic arm understand and correctly react to the command “Pick up a big red block” is a moment forever burned in my memory. Not long after that I played Intellivision at my cousin Matt’s house which occupied countless hours of my youth. I was never satisfied with simply playing the games, I wanted to know what was going on behind the scenes. At the same time my parents gave me my first computer: a TI99/4A, and my passion for creating software took root. The first program I wrote was not "Hello World", it was a chatter bot. I coded many games on that machine, including a Wizardry clone, which I would trade (via audio cassettes) with my like minded schoolmates.
Since then I've worked for a Fortune 500 company (AutoZone), an iconic American company (Yankee Candle), an indie game company making games for the blind (All inPlay), and I even took a stab at my company creating artificial intelligence tools and educational software.
I've been coding for almost 30 years - 19 professionally - and I love that I "work" in a profession where every day I learn something new and have the potential to change lives, heck, there are a couple marriges and even kids that resulted from some of my work at All inPlay.
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