“What are you doing?” he rudely asks. Who does this guy think he is? Can’t he see I’m studying!
I can’t be too mad. You see, I’m sitting at a kiosk in the middle of the Fashion Mall selling cable Internet. Talking to strangers is kinda my job. The year is 1998.
This mall is long passed its prime, and a ghost town. I take advantage of the downtime to research and learn web technologies like HTML, PHP and Apache. Things I didn’t learn in the computer science program at Florida International University.
The rude passerby turns out to be a really cool guy that offers me a part-time web development position at his company.
I spend the next 17 years employed at 3 different companies. Industries range from adult entertainment to finance. Over this time, I earn 9 technical certifications including Zend Certified Engineer (PHP) and Linux+.
In 2007 I start Superiocity Web Development and Design to help keep my side-work organized. I decide to take the leap from employee to self-employment in 2015.
Talk about diving-in head first! I have to become a pro at front-end tools and technologies fast. We’re talking Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, SASS and Gulp. Would you believe I even win a few small design awards?
Being active in the local web development community keeps me energized and motivated. I’m a long-time member of several PHP, WordPress and other web-related groups here in South Florida and online. You’ll occasionally catch me presenting to one of these groups.
In my free time I train for triathlon, play the piano, fly radio controlled aircraft, and read sci-fi.
Want to know more? Just ask.