Here's a little about my background and where I'm at today.
Technology has been my primary interest for as long as I can remember. It started at a young age with the disassembly, examination, and attempted reconstruction of clock radios, telephone answering machines, and whichever other gadgets were within my short reach; but I later graduated to hand-me-down computers and discovered them to be far more intriguing.
After years of careful trial-and-error, I became self-taught in hands-on computer work as well as a number of programming languages. I was privileged to offer my skills to friends and family in my Indiana hometown of 500 through computer repair and support services, a hobby which quickly broadened beyond them by word of mouth. As just a kid, I realized I would have to prove my ability by working in advance and presenting finished products without ever having been asked to produce anything. Before long, this landed me web design gigs for local businesses and civic organizations.
In high school, the same aforementioned friends and family continued to offer their support as I ventured across the country to compete in mobile app development competitions in which I ended up placing first in Indiana then second nationally two years in a row and enjoyed stardom in local news.
Since then, while working directly with students and faculty at K12 schools, I discovered a newfound love for the power of technology in education and the joy it brings to young (and old) faces.
For two years, I had the privilege of working at Frontier School Corporation as a software developer, network administrator, and technology support technician. It is a small school district with an even tinier technology team that does most everything in-house and without the help of contractors, which allowed me to dip my feet in all sorts of valuable experience; and for that, I am extremely grateful.
In July 2018, amidst the Mojave Desert's scorching summer heat, I relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada and accepted a job as a computer technician at the Clark County School District, one of the largest in the nation. As you might imagine, it was quite an adjustment to transition from a district of two schools and 650 students to one of more than 350 schools and 320,000 students, but I have embraced the change.
In addition to my day jobs and hobbies (and also to satisfy my love of coding), I keep myself extra busy with contracted side work. I am currently providing off-site software development for K12 schools—namely, my recent projects include custom student and faculty information systems solutions that integrate total account sychronization across the many cloud and e-curricula services in demand of the modern school district.
I hope to hear from you!