Who is this Grey beard?
I’m a self taught electronics technician, engineer, programmer and general geek. My career saw time at National Semiconductors where I worked on EPROMs and DRAMs. I spent time with Intel and eventually found my way to the Pacific Northwest in the late 90. I worked for Microsoft for over a decade before settling into a position with a local school district.
Over my career I’ve spent time as an:
- Electronics Technician
- Electronics Engineer
- Parametric Test Engineer
- Functional Test Engineer
- Programmer / Developer – Form the 8080/Z-80 in assembly to the DEC PDP and VAX series in Pascal, Fortran and c. I’ve written libraries in x386 protected mode, App’s in c, VBasic and C++, coded in T-SQL from light query work to ETLs.
- I’ve been called a DBA but really don’t consider myself a DBA
- Team Lead, Technology Lead and Team Manager
I’ve been involved in a few startup’s you’ve probably never heard of.
I’ve designed hardware, manufactured and sold it along with the drivers / app software to support it.
My ‘goto’ language is c. Whatever language I’m working in ultimately I’m translating from c in my head to whatever language I’m working in.