Well hello out there. This is my first post on a blog and I’m really looking forward to getting started with the whole blogging craze. Anyway, I thought I would give anyone that is interested a little overview about me since I don’t have any particular thing to talk about right this second.
I’m currently a senior at the University of Alabma in Tuscaloosa, AL. I can’t say it’s the best program in the country, but it’s decent at least. I’m going for a B.S. in Computer Science and then I’m probably going to go for an MBA in MIS here in Tuscaloosa (we do have the 9th ranked techno MBA in the country!). I’m not against Comp. Sci. at all, but I’m one of those people that would rather see theory put into practice by application instead of sitting around and making new theories or just being a “code monkey”. Nothing’s wrong with programming at all, I’ve been doing it since I was 5 years old (started on my little Texas Instruments TI 99/A computer’s built-in TI BASIC language). I’m really wanting to get into technical management (which I hope is not an oxymoron) by filling the niche between the business world and the programmer / development team. I do like architecting systems and thinking through the logic of a problem, but the basic coding of said system isn’t all that fun anymore. It was fun the first 1000 times, now it’s just old news that has become tedious to me. Anyway…
I’m planning on using this blog to point out little high points I run into along my path in life and in the short term, that’s going to mean what happens as I finish my senior year at school, .NET developments in general (I’m a HUGE .NET fan), XML related news (big fan of XML in general), and probably a few bits about the Imagine Cup 2K4 which I am planning on entering (can’t tell ya the project yet though 🙂 ).
With the exception of this first introduction-like post, I intend for the reader to go get some little bit of knowledge out of each of my posts. I know that’s not possible 100% of the time, but that’s my goal.