I'm an early-riser that enjoys reading, music, math, and web technologies. I started programming when I was fifteen years old when I picked up a couple of books from my local book store and taught myself how to build basic websites. From then on I fell in love with the field. Although I've been exposed to different areas of programming, I haven't found anything that I enjoy more than the web and "big data". The interconnectivity of data and outward impact on other industries that the internet makes available is one of the most exciting aspects about the era that we live in.
Although I am self-taught from the start, I am pursuing a double Bachelor's in both Theoretical Computer Science and Computational Mathematics from Northern Illinois University. There has been a lot I was able to teach myself that is relevant to my focuses, but attending college has exposed me to algorithms and data analysis which I have found intriguing and plan on doing research in post-graduation.
I also enjoy playing music and often write songs on my acoustic guitar. I love reading philosophy, physics, and economics in my free time. When you find me reading fiction, it's most likely written by Kurt Vonnegut. I'm training as an herbalist and fanaticized by the idea of making natural remedies to bolster my health. I like to run and completing a marathon is one of my short-term goals. My long-term goals revolve around being a life-long learner and to help others in any way I can.