Stephen Schwahn - Dogstopper
I'm currently 18 and a Sophomore by hours at Georgia Tech. I have been programming for about six years now and originally started by programming the Lego NXT for Lego Robotics in 7th grade. Then I became interested in doing more and started learning C++. Then I found Java to be used in just about everything I needed to do (cross platform development and Android).
I am a full time student, where I specialize in Computer Science theory and devices (ECE), and I work at a coop with National Instruments in Austin, TX.
Hello everyone, I go by the name of Martyr2 and I am American even though I live in Vancouver Canada. I have been programming for over 13 years and have worked as a programmer in many industries. Some of my experience includes appliance retail software, the travel industry where I was responsible for over 170+ websites world-wide and just recently transferred over to a hot tech company doing communication software. I consider this job a bit of a "think tank" because of the free reign I am given to explore programming concepts. The last few years I have focused on system/algorithm design, best practices and general programming theory.
Over the last 3.5 years I have helped thousands of people with hundreds of them being in Java alone. I like providing working examples and giving thoughtful explanations of "why" we should do something rather than just "Because it works". I also like to spread out the answers across multiple forums here at DIC. Since I have broadened my programming language horizons I am often asked to create solutions that merge multiple technologies and create mashups.
I am constantly reading programming books everywhere I go so I am a bit of a bookworm. This often means that I can review a lot of books and provide assistance on picking great books to learn from. It also means there is little I haven't seen in the way of programming... good and bad. I hope to extend this knowledge to save you time and get you simple to understand solutions to big problems.
I'm 28 and doing a PhD in bioinformatics. These days I mostly use Java but programming has been my hobby since I was 9 and I've used a few different languages over the years. I started with BASIC on a 48K spectrum (The one with the rubber keys!) and got very good at all the things that are now considered bad programming style. />/>
When I'm not coding I'm practising martial arts or riding my motorbike, and would recommend both to anyone looking to improve their programming skills.
This post has been edited by Dogstopper: 08 February 2013 - 08:31 AM
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