My love for programming started in junior high school with an IBM PC XT and a spiral bound handbook for BASIC. I wrote ASCII character games and text-based adventure games. I began rediscovering this love in 2003. Wandered through MySql to Classic ASP to ASP.NET. Found happiness in C#, WebApi, SPAs, and Sql Server. In recent years, I've spent quality time with Azure Devops. And CodeWars sounds violent, but I've yet to lose an arm.
I'm the very proud father of a year old boy. He was beating me at Halo when he was 6, basketball shortly after that, and he's now into academics that I'm having to dust off brain cells to remember. So smart, playful, and thoughtful. And a force to be reckoned with in Rocket League. I can't even play it with him anymore. He just flies over my head.
My year old taught me the hard lesson that I can't compete in this arena, but it's still fun. But I enjoy my Xbox. Favorite game of all time is Skyrim. Also liked the Assasin's Creed series, the Halo series, Just Cause 2, Skyforge, the Batman Arkham series, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series, and COD Black Ops 4.
I play guitar and write songs. And occassionally record something using Studio One on my computer. Except I haven't played in awhile so my fingers are soft. So, I've regressed to writing bad rap songs. And I can't pretend I don't enjoy that. I even wrote one for a departmental meeting about the F5 Big IP platform.
I tried hot yoga once. Once. I learned I'm more of a cool yoga type. On a good day I can hold a tree pose without the tree. I also love to meditate and do it daily.
Most recently, I'm venturing into the world of mentoring on Codementor. I've always enjoyed sharing what I know with other devs and helping out with some pair programming or code review, so I'm excited about it!