Hello and welcome! Let me introduce myself…
I’m a college student at McGill University majoring in Computer Engineering. I enjoy lots of activities including basketball, chess, music, and especially programming. I made this site to shamelessly promote myself share my technical knowledge.
I got my first taste of programming at Garfield High School in Seattle. I learned Python for about two months before I left to study in Israel on the AMHSI program. That summer I interned with Cobalt, now a part of ADP Dealer Services, and have had the pleasure of working for Chris Mills three summers in a row thereafter.
I moved to Montreal at the end of August, 2011 to begin my studies at McGill. Despite a busy lifestyle and a rigorous curriculum, I manage to find time to shun sunlight and delve into computational side projects. My interest in extracurricular coding is thanks to a suggestion by Michael Abrash to 'Program if you love it. And if not, find something else because there are plenty of people that do!'
I have come to appreciate how much programming has given me, both in terms of opportunities in the field, and also developing critical thinking skills that apply to everything in life. Specifically I feel less hesitant, more capable and astute. That’s why I encourage everyone I know to start programming if they seem remotely interested.
I’m also a big believer in open source software and free information. I have benefited tremendously from the generosity of the software community and freelance internet educators. I have read fantastic tutorials and even whole books, watched educational videos, used powerful IDEs, hosted websites, and installed countless external packages for a grand total of $0. The lack of monetary overhead to get started is something really wonderful about software, and made all the difference to me.
Well, that’s all for our one-sided conversation. Thanks for taking an interest in me, and I hope you like the rest of the site!