User:Andrew Young

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Hi, my name is Andrew Young (IPA pronunciation: [ændɹu jʌŋ]).

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Me and my daughter at Rawhide in Phoenix, Arizona

I was born on November 26, 1980 in San Antonio, Texas. I have been interested in computers and computer programming for as long as I can remember. I wrote my first programs on an Atari 800XL and an IBM AT in BASIC. I went to Business Careers High School from 1995-1999. After that I moved to Austin, Texas in order to attend The University of Texas. However, I only took one class - Introduction to Philosophy - before taking an extended leave. I returned to school in 2004 to study Computer Science. I switched to Linguistics soon afterwards, specializing in Computational Linguistics. I graduated with a B.A. in Linguistics in August of 2009. I will graduate with a Masters of Software Engineering from California State University, Fullerton in 2012. After that I plan to enter Starr King School for the Ministry to pursue my MDiv.


I generally consider myself a computer programmer as far as my career is concerned. I program mostly in Java, but I also program in Ruby, C#, Perl, Bash, and various other programming languages. I am a Sun Certified Professional and I hold the Programmer, Developer, and Web Component Developer certifications.

Some of the programming subjects which I am especially knowledgeable about include:

I also work part time as the Youth and Young Adult Programming Coordinator at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin. I plan to enter the UU ministry specializing in youth ministry sometime in the next 5-10 years.


I'm interested in the following topics, among others:

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Java-N This user thinks in Java bytecode.
Perl-5 This user is a professional Perl programmer.
re This user writes regular expressions to find everything around the house.

SQL This user uses SQL queries to locate their car keys.
rb-3 This user is an advanced Ruby user.
py-2 This user is an intermediate Python programmer.

js-4 This user is an expert JavaScript programmer.
c++-2 This user is an intermediate C++ programmer.
c#-2 This user is an intermediate C# programmer.

BASIC-2 This user is an intermediate BASIC programmer.
C-1 This user is a beginning C programmer.
php-2 This user is an intermediate PHP programmer.

lisp-1 This user is a basic Lisp programmer.
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pro-1 This user is a beginner Prolog programmer.

CL This user can program in AS/400 Control Language.
RPG This user can program in AS/400 Report Program Generator.
bash-2 This user is an intermediate Bash programmer.

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