In this blog post, I answer the questions (about me) asked on my Facebook: Coding Commanders Facebook
I first got interested in computer programming when I was in about the 4th grade. My father, a computer science professor, taught me Basic. My first application was a choose your own adventure game.
In college my father advised me to take web development and database classes. I ended up getting a Masters in Economics. I still took computer science courses, preparing to combine economics and programming.
I ended up getting married and having a baby a couple years after grad school. My work experience
is very varied, but I tend to work for myself. I don’t like working for the man.
In short, I have had on and off interest in computer programming since childhood, but most of my programming experience is in web development.
Logic and algorithms are my passion. That has been a constant throughout my life.
I think I answered this some in question #1.
I have a very varied background. As mentioned, I have a Masters in Economics,
but my education is very varied. I have also had a wide variety of work experience.
I am a nice Jewish girl from South Florida. I live in my hometown, on an island just off the coast.
Well, to start I have always been a fun person :p I started sewing in middle school and always loved dressing up for Halloween && Purim.
My son was really into superheroes, video games and costumes. I would make us costumes and we would ‘play superheros’. One year I took him to a convention. He choose to be Bane, so I was Arkham Harley Quinn.ThinkGeek does Batman!
Everyone was complimenting my costume and telling me I make a great
Harley! My brother-in-law
(Florida Geek Scene)
Me I should do a photoshoot as Arkham Harley. A couple weeks prior I met
a popular Mississippi photographer. He agreed to do the shoot!
To be honest, I had no idea what was going on, but I am the kind of person who just goes with the flow. People enjoyed seeing my pictures and conventions started contacting me.
Although making costumes and playing dress-up was a long time passion of mine,
I did not know anything about the cosplay community when I first joined it. I had no idea there was a whole community of chill, fun open-minded people just looking to have a good time. I fit in great!
Life happened and I kind of disappeared from the scene for a while. However, I am working on 2 costumes at the moment and look forward to attending a couple cons this year.
There are 2 answers to this question:
1) I was always comfortable
2) I will let you know when I get there :p
I am a pretty confident person, but I know programming is a lifelong journey. There is still so much to learn!
I would go to a tropical island in the Pacific with mountains and beaches. I’ll take any destination that meets those specifications. I have never been to a tropical island in the Pacific and I love tropical islands, new places and mountains.
I would really like to do She-Hulk. When I was a kid she was my favorite and
I think it would be funny becaause I’m 4’11”. (She is 6’7”)
I have too much going on at the moment to arrange a body painter and photographer. If I do She-Hulk, it gotta be body paint?
I like making baked goods and taking long walks on the beach. I also like programming meetups and events.
Yes, 11 is my favorite Doctor. Bowties are cool.