After graduating from Duke University with a B.S. in Computer Science and minors in Mandarin Chinese and Economics, I went on to release my blockbuster StickWars iOS game and to learn how to drive a submarine. After completing my training and being assigned to a submarine, my development career was put on hold as I drove around underneath the Atlantic ocean.
I finished my tour at sea and came back to a development environment that had changed significantly over the years. I needed to catch up with the times, but I was still employed full time in a job so I used my after-hours time to gain experience with the modern toolsets. I started with supporting small PHP site running Moodle and other small projects on evenings/weekends.
After I separating from the Navy, I migrated immediately to full time development and built my first major web app, creating the Skoolers Tutoring online platform which currently supports thousands of students at multiple universities.