I first discovered my passion for technology as a kid growing up in Seattle, Washington. Growing up in such a tech driven community peaked my interest in technology.
I always knew I wanted to be involved with technology as a career. The only problem was finding an area that I could be passionate about. Finally, in my first year of college I took a introductory course in the C programming language. This catapulted my interest in the subject and pushed me to pursue a degree in Software Engineering.
As my skills have developed during my education, I have come to appreciate how empowering and creative this career path can be. It has already given me many opportunities that I could only have dreamed of. I look forward to being able to work on projects that have a profound effect on people's quality of life is something that drives me.
Although development is my passion, having a structured life outside of term papers and personal projects is crucial. There have been numerous occasions where I would be stuck on a bug that I could not for the life of me figure out. Taking a break to exercise or socialize recharges my perspective, and I come back with a fresh approach or a solution.
Recently, a great outlet for me has been the sport of competitive Dodgeball. I have been playing for over a year now, and have been competing in tournaments around the country. Below is a picture of my team in the biggest tournament of the year, the UDC in Las Vegas. Being able to play and travel with your friends has been a great opportunity for me and has certainly improved the quality of my life and my work.