Basically, I am an old school Software Engineer developing software since 1990 while also working as a Journeyman Electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers. My early programming experience was around programmable logic controls, field monitoring, and data acquisition. I jumped on the Internet early on while hosting the Political BBS, a multi-line dial-up BBS service, and grew quickly learning HTML, Perl, Coldfusion, and PHP, while still developing desktop applications and server software in C and C++.
There are a few other activities I have been involved with… I was an instructor with the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry for several years, ran a small Internet Service for three years only to shut it down during the dot-bombs, and last was a partner in a Phoenix Computer Services company, Smart Guys Computing.
I have been also consultant in the greater Phoenix area working for clients such as IBM, Toshiba, and Insight just to name a few.
My last business was a consulting company, PremaSolutions, a provider of computer-related technologies from networking to software for small to medium size business. Although I am on a medical hiatus, I imagine that I will return to the technology consulting business eventually. (Health providing!)
I am a strong advocate of Open Source Software, in particular, the Linux OS, contributing development to many Open Source Projects throughout the years along with providing technical support and guidance.