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Who is this guy?
I got my tech start in Quality Assurance, after I realized I wasn’t a big fan of accounting, even though that was my college degree and I got my CPA. I have a fair amount of QA experience, being the project lead for the main revenue-producing product within the Outside In product division of Oracle, and then being a contract consultant in an Agile/Scrum environment at TangoCode. But lacking the automation skills in today’s QA environment, I decided to learn to code.
I feel that I’m a naturally creative person. My other creative outlets include being a cartoonist and DJ.
I’m also naturally curious so I have some things I’d like to tackle. I enjoy teaching what I know and I’m comfortable with public speaking, and I enjoy writing as well, having written for the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye weekday newspaper, Bleacher Report and various other magazines, blogs and web sites.
Entrepreneurship is something I’ve recently started studying as well. The world of online marketing is fascinating and complex.
When I’m not in front of a computer, I love coaching youth baseball (I started my own podcast) and spending time with my family. I can’t get enough board games (I fashion myself pretty good at Cities & Knights of Catan). And I’m always up for 12″ softball, tackle football, basketball, baseball, racquetball, tennis, billiards, foosball, chess and a good game of Hearts. And I can eat with the best of ’em (except maybe for Joey Chestnut)!