Born and raised in the Bay Area, CA. After high-school I decided to take some time off and have a little fun. Met a lot of interesting people and learned a lot about myself along the way. Finally got the self-exploration out of my system at the ripe old age of 27, so I starting working for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). I stayed there until I saved enough for college.
I started college to earn a Computer Science degree in 2007 and finished in 2013. I attended Laney College to get enough credits to transfer to a four-year university. Working my butt off by taking full loads for two and a half years, I finally had enough credit to transfer to a four-year and was accepted to the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Continued to work my butt off until I finally finished with a B.S in Computer Science in early 2013. The whole experience was tough yet rewarding and humbling. Tough, because some classes were difficult (yes, I had to repeat some). Rewarding, because I learned a lot about myself in the process. Humbling, because I got to know a lot of people way smarter than myself. Finally, college taught me the importance of perseverance and hard-work.
I'm currently a software engineer at Cisco Systems. On my spare time I do a lot of self-educating on Coursera (https://www.coursera.org/
), try to solve programming puzzles (projecteuler.net
), spend time with friends and family, try to lose the pounds I gained during college (doctor's order).