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Some basic autobiographical information so other editors know my level of expertise and possible biases.
I was homeschooled from the age of five to sixteen in the state of Michigan. I completed my high school curriculum at age sixteen with a 4.0 grade point average, but decided not to graduate that year to avoid the age gap between myself and other college students. I spent the next year studying software development, data structures and algorithms, and software architecture, while also taking introductory electrical engineering courses at Grand Rapids Community College. Whatever spare time I had was spent writing computer programs.
When I officially graduated at seventeen, I enrolled with Ferris State University as a full-time student with an electrical engineering major. My family relocated to Arkansas, and I decided to move with them, so I dropped out in the middle of the semester (with a 4.0 GPA at the time).
In Arkansas, I enrolled with Southern Arkansas University, this time with a major in computer science. After completing two years (63 credit-hours), I accepted a position as a software developer in Dallas, TX at eighteen.
I began dabbling in QuickBASIC around age eleven, and by thirteen I was participating in game development communities as a novice scriptwriter in Lua. I taught myself C# when I invited to join the esteemed Halo modding team "HaloDev," formerly located at halodev.org. I poured my spare time into developing tools for video games, specializing in reverse engineering their proprietary binary formats.
I played the flute throughout middle and high school. I came to enjoy the fine arts, reading classical literature (my personal favorite being Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo), and practicing amateur music composition, acting, and poetry composition.
I am an autodidactic learner interested in a wide variety of subjects, especially those list below (in alphabetical order):