As I embark on the adventure of blogging once again (yes, I’ve tried this a few times) I can’t help but feel nostalgic about posts I’ve made in the past. But as I consider posting I don’t think I want to start with a bunch links to old blog posts, I’ll save those for a time when I’m running low on time.
So instead I want to give a brief overview of my career thus far so there can be some background for where my opinions come from.
After high school I started my college career at NAU where I worked in the school’s IT department, and learned that I really preferred programming. I took a break after my first year in college to go on a mission for my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After that I returned to NAU for another semester and then my career began to change.
After I graduated I wanted to try a change of pace so I moved to Seattle and worked for Microsoft. I was only there for a short time, but in that time I dove into C# and SilverLight. While the platform was already in its death throws at the time it was great to gain exposure to yet another technology for delivering solid interactive experiences on the web.
After less than a year life brought me back to Seattle where I’ve found a job at another great startup that does wire level analytics called ExtraHop. ExtraHop has some products that are currently being migrated from Flex to AngularJS as well as a diverse set of web properties. We’ll have to see where things go with ExtraHop.