A Little About Myself
I am native Sacramentan and California. I lived here from the time of my birth until I was 5 years old and then moved away. I have lived in the various cities in the central valley, in Santa Barbara, and the bay area. I moved back to Sacramento in 2001. After graduating from Fresno state with a BA and MA in Linguistics(ESL option), I moved to South Korea to teach English. While in South Korea, I traveled to Australia and Hong Kong. Upon my return to the US, I moved to the bay area where I got a job with AT&T. I worked for AT&T for 20 years and have since retired. It is with AT&T where I began my career in IT. It started out gradually through self instruction and going back to University to get an MS in Enterprise Systems Management. In this way, I increased my knowledge and became a web developer. I love going to school and if I could go to school as full employment and get paid for it, that is what I would do, however, that is not the case. Currently, I work for the State Controller's Office Information Services division as web developer.
My Computer Experience
My first experience with computer was in 1980 at Bakersfield college. I took a Introduction to Data programming class and we had to use a main frame computer using BASIC programming language. I did not use computers again until the 1990 when I bought a Macintosh LC to use for my College work. From that time on, I've had several computers using both Mactintosh as well as Windows computers. Currently, I own a Mac Airbook, a Lenovo desktop, and at work I used an HP laptop. I never really got into video games. I prefer using my computers for school and learining how to program.
What I know about the Web and web publishing
As I stated earlier, I work with the Web and Web publishing daily at my current job. At my job, I work with a partner maintaining a website for the State Controller's office. The site is located at the following link if you are interesting in seeing it: GCC Compensation . This site is used for reporting government compensation of public employees for transparency. My current project is automating the creation of excel templates using C# for uploading data to be published to this site. Although not directly related to web development, it does support the data we publish on the site.