A Hoosier by birth, my formative years extended to North Carolina and Ohio. Returning to Indiana as an adolescent, I finished school, earning a degree in Computer Science and hence became a software professional.
Being a student at the time of punch cards and IBM “Big Iron“, I have witnessed the speedy progress of technology. By building upon itself, the advancement of high-tech has grown by telescopic proportions.
My software career began as a Programmer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, later to become Management Consultant then Senior Consulting Engineer in the consulting practices of three of what were once known as “The Big Eight” accounting firms. As the end of the last millennium approached, I devoted my efforts towards Y2K compliance projects on an independent consulting basis, revisiting several legacy systems of prior clients.
With the dawn of the 21st century, the entire complexion of the industry changed seemingly over-night, moving towards distributed systems, more dependency on networking and object-oriented programming, skills that fresh new recruits were up to speed on as they entered the market.
After a quarter of a century of corporate America, I am “Back Home Again in Indiana“, pursuing continued education while developing applications and websites as well as striving to become an accomplished civilian journalist .