Modding Calculators and Ping Pong (Startup Stories 17.04)

I've had a love for calculators, since getting my TI-Nspire that was required my freshman year of high school. Getting that calculator led to modding it for games in class, which led to more versatile calculators, which led to my interest in software development. Fast forward 6 years or so, I graduated from Michigan Tech with a Software Engineering degree and am now working with SU2 Systems

A Groundswell of Momentum (Startup Stories 17.03)

My path as a software developer has definitely been a groundswell of momentum. At age ten, I started to save money for a laptop, bought the laptop at age 11, at age 16 I got my first web dev job. Now at age 21, I'm working for ProNav Marine, building out their trolling motor and mobile application. 

Kickstarting My Dreams (Startup Stories 17.02)

For as long as I could remember I wanted to take the pictures in my head and make them real. My childhood was spent living vicariously through the characters I played in video games. Fast forward 15 years of so, I released my first indie game on Steam, successfully crowdfunded the creation of my newest game and am currently working with Waymark in Detroit. 

Imposter Syndrome...Almost Gone (Startup Stories 17.01)

Like most of my journey into the tech industry, my introduction to Hacker Fellows was plagued by imposter syndrome. I’m too old, I don’t have a degree in Computer Science, blah, blah, blah. Now that the 5-week training bootcamp is complete, I can confidently say that my imposter syndrome is banished...Almost...

Microcontrollers Stole my Summer (Intern Files #009)

Working in Start Garden’s co-working space, I met so many amazing people with such great ideas. One of the main perks of working at Start Garden is being exposed to the entrepreneurial ecosystem they are building within West Michigan. This network of doers, thinkers, makers is so embedded within the community. I'm still figuring out how I can remain part of this network despite moving back to Ann Arbor.