Hi. I'm Colin
I'm a student, an engineer, a programmer, and an artist.
I make things. Lots of things. I write software.
I build robots. I code websites. I design circuits.
I love to learn...
I'm 22 years old. Last May I finished my Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. I moved to Stuttgart, Germany to do an internship at Advantest where I researched arbitrary waveform resampling. I currently work for Syracuse University as a web developer and designer as a member of Online Platforms
A little about me...
If I were to describe myself in one word, it would be autodidact. What sets me apart from the crowd is that I’m absolutely obsessed with learning new things. I love my current job as a web developer. I’m lucky to work at a place where as long as the job gets done correctly and quickly, the “how” is never a concern. When my manager approaches me, the question is never “can you do this?” but rather “how long will it take?” Never satisfied with the status quo, I’m constantly challenging myself to find a better, faster, and more efficient way to do things. It’s not that I’m a Jack of all trades and a master of none; it’s that I always try to use the right tool for the job. Git vs SVN, jQuery vs. prototype, PHP vs. Java, PIC vs. ARM and so on.
The joy of programming and engineering is that the number of applications is innumerable. I’ve programed microcontrollers, Arduinos, Android apps, Chrome extensions, the frontend and backend of websites, Java servlets, MATLAB simulations, 3D games in OpenGL, and I contribute to open source projects like WordPress. How could anyone possibly get bored with engineering? There’s so much to do!
Engineers are just wired differently. It’s not that we like math and puzzles; it’s that we love to learn. We’re among the few who still read for pleasure. We find history more interesting than fiction. We prefer to watch TED talks because reality television bores us. We’re lucky to be living in the information age, where knowledge is worth more than raw materials. Not only is our personality type marketable, we enjoy what we do. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have a career where I’m excited to go into work each day. Autodidact… that about sums it up.
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- Github and code review
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- iPad and iPhone Web Frameworks