Computers and programming have fascinated me ever since my very first
computer class in junior high. Constructing something completely from
imagination, free through creativity and controlled with logic,
computer programming was unlike any other subject in school.
In high school I learned how to develop
desktop applications using higher level programming languages: Turbo Pascal and C.
On my own time I taught myself HTML
first at the University of Texas in Austin and then at Oklahoma State University. While earning
my bachelors degree in Computer Science, I learned the higher level theory and practices of
computer programming, languages, logic, and structures. Meanwhile, I supported myself
through internships and part time jobs in professional web development, learning
Perl, MySQL, PHP, DHTML
best practices, Flash/ActionScript, and
as I expand
my knowledge and experience in growing web technologies.
For me, Web Development is similar to all computer programming, in that one must be
inventive and analytical. However, Web Development requires a higher level of
creativity and artistry. It's that combination
of the left and right, the balance in mind, that drives me.