I started college as a psychology major and only took a computer science course for giggles. By the end of my first semester of college I knew I had found my calling.
In 2006, a buddy of mine told me that there was a game he wanted to mod. He approached me because he knew I had some talent for Java. I had to scratch my head when he showed me a sample script though. The language looked weird... there was no semicolon at the end of each line and the for loops looked like nothing I had ever seen. Apparently, people were writing scripts for this 3D space dogfighting game in a humble language I had never heard of, Python. After a little reading, I fell in love with the language.
One day, my professor and mentor found me reading a book on Python in one of the school's computer labs. We started talking and I showed him some basic programs I had been working on. He told me that he was changing the entry Computer Science class from Java to Python. Given that I was the only student in the school who knew the language, he offered me a job as a teaching assistant. I did that for two years and loved every moment of it. I have a passion for teaching.
I'm Brandon. I'm 24, working as a Systems Software Engineer in San Francisco at Sony on the Playstation Team.
While Ruby is my first love, I find that Python and Scala both are far more suited currently to the Data Science and Big Data problem sets in the world today.
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