I began my collegiate career at Central Connecticut State University studing Finance, but I quickly found my interest waning. The only real motivating career factor I had considered was making money and I found myself doing a lot of personal contemplation about what I really wanted in life. I then decided that I wanted to commit to an occupation that does real good for society; so I began to study social work and took a job in human services. As rewarding as the work is, I realized that it didn't spark my creativity and challenge myself intellectually. It took me about five years to realize what I was really passionate about.
Ever since, I was young I was fascinated with the computers. They were magical. I remember spending hours typing command prompt on MS-DOS figuring out how to run various scripts on computers that my father would salvage from a hardware company he worked at. I still remember being blown away with UI of Windows 95, the buzz of 56k modems, the welcome page of AOL, and the times when Hotbot, Lycos, and Alta Vista were the top search engines. I remained a huge technology enthusiast, but always thought of it as a hobby.
I started teaching myself HTML online and became hooked. I enrolled in the Computer Information Systems program at Tunxis and began taking studying seriously for the first time in my life. Today, I am studying to become a software engineer and hope to work on large products that affect millions of people. I freelance web design and consult for small businesses on a part-time basis. I am also very interested in the mobile space and current operating system war; as well as the emergence of HTML5 and CSS3.
I hope that this portfolio will provide you with a sense of what I have been working on for the past couple of years, but trust me this is only the start.